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 #24631  by MattG
 Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:32 am
I did some quick calculations based on the dimensions that Hasbro has shared, to see what it might cost to ship one of the HasbroLab Khetanna Sail Barges to NZ.

I compared MyUS, which we've been using for many years ( http://www.MyUS.com ) with NZPost's YouShop ( https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/youshop )

Based on calculators I can access on both sites, MyUS estimates shipping at US$81.92 (NZ$113.10) while YouShop comes in at NZ$256.50.

Calculator links:
MyUS (who charge based on weight only) - https://www.myus.com/pricing/
YouShop (who charge based on volumetric weight, plus additional other fees) - https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/youshop/youshop-pricing

If anyone wants to sign up for a MyUS account, which incurs a monthly fee but gives a 20% reduction on all shipments ($7/month after 30-day free trial ...good if you bring in regular shipments), feel free to sign up via our affiliate link:)
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 #24632  by MattG
 Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:40 am
Expected duty (from https://www.customs.govt.nz/personal/du ... estimator/ )

Value of item = US$500 = NZ$688.72

Duty inclusive of MyUS shipping (NZ$113.10) = $209.11
Duty inclusive of YouShop shipping (NZ$256.50) = $230.63

So, grand totals, in NZ$:

Using MyUS shipping = $1010.93
Using YouShop shipping = $1175.85
 #24633  by Dawfydd
 Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:49 am
God damn Hasbro they don't think about the rest of the world i tried to point out that most of the non US collectors wont buy this because of the shipping issues.