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Colby2004Colby20044 days ago
I decided to browse a bit on AmiAmi this morning, however something on the homepage caught my eye.

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Yup, you read that right- US/Canada customers will be paying an average of 17% increase for DHL. This may not pose a major problem for smaller items, but large figures are another story.

Not to mention, Canada’s only option right now is to ship DHL- which is very unfortunate timing.

Customers located outside North America will see an average increase of 2-15%. These updated prices will begin starting tomorrow.

So...not great news. Obviously there’s many reasons for price increases right now (which I won’t touch on in this article), but the whole situation is still very concerning. What are your thoughts? Will you be cancelling pre-orders, or succumbing to the high shipping prices?
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DHL for Italy has always been prohibitive (I paid 21k for last 1/4 freeing Asuna)

furthermore now we dont have EMS

before this news I was already pondering to move some order (especially figures with big packages) from AmiAmi to Amazon JP, now I'm sure to do that: I've already seen shipping costs are a lot lower and I can also pay customs at the same time, they only thing i dont like is they dont offer paypal payment
2 days ago
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mariijane3 days ago#103967356i believe companies actually have different contracted rates with these private shipping companies (DHL, fedex, UPS, etc). i typically prefer DHL across the board (i shop on a number of different sites for all sorts of stuff, not just figures but homegoods like bedding, kitchen stuff, other general merch like magazines, clothing, etc) and the rates can vary sometimes by a little.. and sometimes by a -lot- depending on the storefront especially when it's a large company versus a small store or a private seller.
at least in my experience DHL costs on amiami were generally much cheaper than, for example, cdjapan. this is a pretty disappointing for me tbh.
i guess i'll have to wait and see how it compares when the invoices come rolling in :-\


Absolutely they do, but it's not like Amiami is calling up DHL and saying "Hey, do you think you could raise our prices?" It's more like DHL calling them up and saying "Hey it's renegotiation time, and our prices have to go up. Let's start at an additional 5%" and negotiating from there.
2 days ago
Only consolation at the moment is everything keeps getting delayed, but being Canadian I'm going to have to budget around shipping like paying for an additional figure at this point..

I've been moving to Amazon.jp almost exclusively the past 6 months and this just vindicates my decision even more.
2 days ago
MoonFigures3 days ago#103926081...DHL controls their prices, not Amiami...? They have no control over this.

i believe companies actually have different contracted rates with these private shipping companies (DHL, fedex, UPS, etc). i typically prefer DHL across the board (i shop on a number of different sites for all sorts of stuff, not just figures but homegoods like bedding, kitchen stuff, other general merch like magazines, clothing, etc) and the rates can vary sometimes by a little.. and sometimes by a -lot- depending on the storefront especially when it's a large company versus a small store or a private seller.

at least in my experience DHL costs on amiami were generally much cheaper than, for example, cdjapan. this is a pretty disappointing for me tbh.

i guess i'll have to wait and see how it compares when the invoices come rolling in :-\
3 days ago
Welp, time to stop buying from Amiami and give HLJ my business instead since they offer Fedex and it's always been more reasonably priced for me than DHL. I'll probably cancel a few of my Amiami orders over this, but sadly I have a few exclusives ordered that I can't reorder anywhere else, so I'll have to eat the cost for those. It's a bad time to be a collector in Canada :(
3 days ago
17% in canada is a joke, especially with the insane fees they make us pay. It REALLY feels like DHL further capitalizing on canada post being canada post :/
3 days ago
Ugh. DHL is already expensive enough, never mind that they make you pay even more on delivery (customs I don't mind but that processing fee... yeesh).
3 days ago
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3 days ago
Yeah, I noticed the jump in price on my invoice when I changed the payment option. Ended up combining two nendos together because I am not paying for those prices two separate times if I can help it. I was hoping it was a seasonal change but I wouldn't be surprised if these numbers are here to stay. :/
3 days ago
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