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new Farmer colours for South African market 5532

No Life Club Posts: 1,403 woes oke
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2015, 08:02:43 PM »
I got my Cadets by swapping for Pioneers and a Farmer.
$70 for shipping uninsured, 12 knives.

Turns out DHL has changed their policy this week! no knives anymore.
Looking at other options.

I'd do it to fund the odd knife for myself if nothing else.
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Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2015, 08:25:42 PM »
I got my Cadets by swapping for Pioneers and a Farmer.
$70 for shipping uninsured, 12 knives.
Turns out DHL has changed their policy this week! no knives anymore.
Looking at other options.
I'd do it to fund the odd knife for myself if nothing else.

And you live in South Africa.OMG!

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"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."    **Benjamin Franklin**
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Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2015, 08:59:50 PM »
If 12 people split shipping on 12 knives it would be less than $6 per person.  :whistle:

I'm the milk man!
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2015, 09:05:23 PM »
If 12 people split shipping on 12 knives it would be less than $6 per person.  :whistle:

I'm in.

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Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2015, 09:09:47 PM »
If 12 people split shipping on 12 knives it would be less than $6 per person.  :whistle:

That was $70.00 shipping within South Africa.

So how do you plan to get them to the United States ?

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."    **Benjamin Franklin**
No Life Club Posts: 1,403 woes oke
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2015, 09:34:53 PM »
That was to the USA, I got Cadets in return.

A small package used to cost $33 and could fit 5x. This is via DHL and seems to be an issue now.
Working on other couriers.
No Life Club Posts: 2,725
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2015, 09:50:20 PM »
That was to the USA, I got Cadets in return.

A small package used to cost $33 and could fit 5x. This is via DHL and seems to be an issue now.
Working on other couriers.

Thanks for clearing that up as it wasn't clear in your post.Since you have the flag of South Africa in your profile,it appeared you were shipping within South Africa.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."    **Benjamin Franklin**
No Life Club Posts: 2,725
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2015, 09:52:46 PM »
I checked the UPS website and filled in all the pertinent information and they provided the $250.00 quote for shipping from South Africa to the east coast of the U.S.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."    **Benjamin Franklin**
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,394
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2015, 07:06:40 AM »
Would be good if someone from SA could work this out.

Bet a lot of us here would be interested in getting some sweet SA SAK's.

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Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2015, 12:37:00 PM »

If 12 people split shipping on 12 knives it would be less than $6 per person.  :whistle:

I'm in.
If 12 people split shipping on 12 knives it would be less than $6 per person.  :whistle:

I'm in :whistle:


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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2015, 12:50:46 PM »
If it would help, they could be sent to me and I'd be happy to send them on to recipients.

ie: 

IF we had a South African who would be willing to send SAK's to me, I would be willing to pay for the group of them and having them shipped plus a reasonable fee for doing this.

THEN I would ship them to US MTO'ers who paid IN ADVANCE for their SAKs

That way, our South African would get paid lump sum to ship to one addresss and I would handle shipping to others.

EVERYTHING would have to be pre-paid, however.
 :)

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Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2015, 03:01:57 PM »
If it would help, they could be sent to me and I'd be happy to send them on to recipients.

ie: 

IF we had a South African who would be willing to send SAK's to me, I would be willing to pay for the group of them and having them shipped plus a reasonable fee for doing this.

THEN I would ship them to US MTO'ers who paid IN ADVANCE for their SAKs

That way, our South African would get paid lump sum to ship to one addresss and I would handle shipping to others.

EVERYTHING would have to be pre-paid, however.
 :)

I'm in for a green farmer but need to know how much and have to start saving back now....if it comes together.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2015, 03:03:46 PM by SAK Guy »

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,883 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2015, 07:32:33 PM »
If it would help, they could be sent to me and I'd be happy to send them on to recipients.

ie: 

IF we had a South African who would be willing to send SAK's to me, I would be willing to pay for the group of them and having them shipped plus a reasonable fee for doing this.

THEN I would ship them to US MTO'ers who paid IN ADVANCE for their SAKs

That way, our South African would get paid lump sum to ship to one addresss and I would handle shipping to others.

EVERYTHING would have to be pre-paid, however.
 :)

I'm in for a green farmer but need to know how much and have to start saving back now....if it comes together.


I will probably be in for a green and a red Farmer depending on price.  :tu:

I'm the milk man!
No Life Club Posts: 3,027
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2015, 09:39:20 PM »
I bought a €10 book from a guy SA and shipping was €25 or so... uninsured.
I bought another book from another guy, paid him €30 to cover the postage, then he gets back to me 2 months later saying it's too expensive to send... and would I like a refund (yes was my answer, and yes I am still waiting...)
Shipping from Hong Kong? Seems to cost next to nothing. Japan? $6 or so w. insurance for small items like SAKS.
South Africa? Must be the most expensive postage system in the world. Is that just corruption or what the heck is going on there? It must be a nightmare for businesses.
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Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2015, 01:26:40 PM »
South Africa? Must be the most expensive postage system in the world. Is that just corruption or what the heck is going on there? It must be a nightmare for businesses.

It's actually not that expensive if you find a teller who knows the fee scale properly. BUT things sometimes go missing, and people prefer to use courier services or go with registered and insured mail as a consequence. Outgoing mail in my experience isn't impacted but I have lost around 20% of parcels I've bought in to the country.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,883 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2015, 08:43:31 PM »
South Africa? Must be the most expensive postage system in the world. Is that just corruption or what the heck is going on there? It must be a nightmare for businesses.

It's actually not that expensive if you find a teller who knows the fee scale properly. BUT things sometimes go missing, and people prefer to use courier services or go with registered and insured mail as a consequence. Outgoing mail in my experience isn't impacted but I have lost around 20% of parcels I've bought in to the country.


Wow. That's just terrible and would really be a pain in the smurf.

I'm the milk man!
Full Member Posts: 129
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2015, 08:59:55 PM »
Wow. That's just terrible and would really be a pain in the smurf.

It's a real pain. Most of those were in a burst around 2011.

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2015, 09:16:35 PM »
Wow. That's just terrible and would really be a pain in the smurf.

It's a real pain. Most of those were in a burst around 2011.

Actually that's quite interesting.  A few years ago, I lost probably 1/2 dozen packages coming from Amazon, just before and right at Christmas.  What was interesting is, all the lost packages were coming USPS AND had gone to Captial Heights sorting facility (not all USPS packages from Amazon go to Capital Heights).  Amazon just replaced them.  I finally called their customer service and told them what I had noticed.

A couple months later, nearly all my Amazon shipments come UPS select (ie UPS does the shipping and delivers it to the local USPS for final delivery to me).  No lost packages since then.

My suspicion:  Somebody (or group of somebodies) puts packages into a nook/closet/holding bin.  If someone complains, they "magically" find it and send it on.  If there are no complaints for a few weeks, the packages are "disposed" of.  Just my suspicion. 

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Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2015, 07:22:48 PM »

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Wave, Surge, Skeletool, PST I,  Squirt S4, Micra, Rebar,

Victorinox:
Explorer, Super Tinker, CyberTool, Yeoman, Champion Plus, Red Shield Syph Custom, Pioneer, Ranger, Workchamp, Classic, Vagabond, Swisschamp, OH GAK

Wenger:
Handyman, Pocket Tool Chest

Spyderco:
Southard, Dragonfly 2, Para Military 2, Native Tan, Sage 3, Endura, Delica, Manix 2, Military
Jr. Member Posts: 82
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #51 on: February 21, 2015, 07:46:18 PM »
No Life Club Posts: 1,403 woes oke
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2015, 11:25:02 PM »
I was at the SA distributors warehouse the other day, they had under 20 in green. So I can assume Tim took the bulk of that.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,245 AKA Knife Crazied
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2015, 03:02:55 AM »
Green soldier? Is he getting the farmer in green?


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Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #54 on: February 22, 2015, 03:08:08 AM »
Green soldier? Is he getting the farmer in green?


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All the pre order green farmers and pioneers are gone.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,394
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2015, 08:08:03 AM »
Green soldier? Is he getting the farmer in green?


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All the pre order green farmers and pioneers are gone.

I was hoping they would last till payday. If someone decides they have to many of the green ones I would be happy to help them out.  :tu:

Leatherman:
Wave, Surge, Skeletool, PST I,  Squirt S4, Micra, Rebar,

Victorinox:
Explorer, Super Tinker, CyberTool, Yeoman, Champion Plus, Red Shield Syph Custom, Pioneer, Ranger, Workchamp, Classic, Vagabond, Swisschamp, OH GAK

Wenger:
Handyman, Pocket Tool Chest

Spyderco:
Southard, Dragonfly 2, Para Military 2, Native Tan, Sage 3, Endura, Delica, Manix 2, Military
Sr. Member Posts: 352
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2015, 03:07:27 PM »
Necro blah blah.

My mom is coming from Wiltshire to Durban to visit me on the 22nd.

I dont know what colours we have here that are of interest but by putting them in her luggage for you guys we can probably get some coloured Alox back into the UK pretty cheap.

I have posted seperately in the trade section for things I am looking for in uk.

Mods I hope this is not in the wrong place. I figure it is harmless enough as I am not looking to make a buck here, just help get some members some cheap shiny things at cost!

If there is any interest guys let me know.
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Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2015, 03:15:13 PM »
 :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,394
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2015, 04:40:36 PM »
You certainly have my attention.

Leatherman:
Wave, Surge, Skeletool, PST I,  Squirt S4, Micra, Rebar,

Victorinox:
Explorer, Super Tinker, CyberTool, Yeoman, Champion Plus, Red Shield Syph Custom, Pioneer, Ranger, Workchamp, Classic, Vagabond, Swisschamp, OH GAK

Wenger:
Handyman, Pocket Tool Chest

Spyderco:
Southard, Dragonfly 2, Para Military 2, Native Tan, Sage 3, Endura, Delica, Manix 2, Military
Sr. Member Posts: 352
Re: new Farmer colours for South African market
« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2015, 05:41:59 PM »
Ok.

I have a huge box of bubble wrap envelopes sitting in UK and will post within the UK (royalmail 1st class tracked). Price to follow.

There are delivery charges locally in South Africa but these should be relatively low if we do about 15 knives. There also may be PayPal fees.

Exchange rate is approx 19, something to 1 - rand to pound so divide by 20 to get a rough pound price. We can work it out accurately at the time.

She will not be bringing anything else back with her so they should be duty free.

Anyone that wants stuff and is outside the UK please find a UK member to forward to you.

Mom is in her late 60s and will get stressed at the idea of international post ( been down that road before).

15 pieces in total. First come first serve.

A lot of the good stuff can be found on sharp edge sharp shooter, iwarehouse and bidorbuy. I can get from any of those easily (or actually any other vendor).

Find the items and I will place the orders when all slots are filled to keep delivery low.

She will be returning to UK on approx 22 September.

Shark is a lot more clued up than I am so may be better positioned to find elusive colours etc.

Bryan

 

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