ZOMGVTEK wrote:Those 48V 3KW HP Supplies can be found for about $30 shipped or less.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/370546352126?ss ... 245wt_1413
This seller will take $30, and $25 if you buy more than one.
Look a little harder next time.
ZOMGVTEK wrote:It's definitely a much larger hassle to ship out of the country. If you're just buying one, I know I wouldn't be into dealing with shipping it to Canada.
If you're buying a few of them, and ask nice, it shouldn't be an issue.
ZOMGVTEK wrote:Something like that. For me, I can ship UPS at work, and we get a good discount, so the stuff is generally cheap. I'm already there, and I just print and stick a label on the box. Most places appear to be the same way.
Shipping UPS/Fedex out of the country is EXPENSIVE. You need to go USPS, and most places don't use them regularly, so you need to go out of your way to drop it off at the post office, and fill out a customs form, and occasionally it gets 'stuck' in customs for a week or two. When you're not getting much out of the deal, its simply a hassle, and then the buyer complains about why its taking weeks to show up. I've shipped stuff for eBay internationally many times, and it generally ends up resulting in a hassle, so I try to avoid it.
I don't really have a problem shipping the stuff to you if you want, but it would probably be a slow process.
This place probably would be faster than me, and its $6.
Arlo1 wrote:Thats pertty sweet! But i will find someone who will ship it to me usps. If you were interested I could paypal you extra $ if needed. Im going to go double check ebay.
ZOMGVTEK wrote:Arlo1 wrote:Thats pertty sweet! But i will find someone who will ship it to me usps. If you were interested I could paypal you extra $ if needed. Im going to go double check ebay.
I'd be fine with that. I have a Canadian friend who ships me stuff all the time, so I do understand that it probably sucks dealing with companies not wanting to ship international. As a company policy, its a bit odd they choose that. He claims theres a lot of stuff he just can NOT get shipped to Canada. I'm fairly close to the border, so he just comes and picks the stuff up, then smuggles it back. A lot cheaper than shipping very large and heavy items. I would imagine the HP supplies would be pricey to ship to you, but they're still damn cheap.
EDIT: Did you know Nanaimo, BC is 2,800 miles away from me? Thats quite far.
As far as shipping goes, the flat-rate boxes tend to be the best bet, by far.
Heres the 'Medium'...
13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8"
11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2".
Maximum weight 20 pounds.
$28. How big are those HP supplies? Probably big.
ZOMGVTEK wrote:The ship weight on mine is listed at 14.4Lbs. I just got one to mess around with, since a not very adjustable 48V out and 200V+ input is not ideal for me.
It will be here friday. I can weigh/measure it and see the best way to ship these international. USPS flat rate boxes are fairly cheap, for some reason they charge 2-3x more if you use your own box. If a few fit well into one of those, it could be economical.
ZOMGVTEK wrote:$50/ea isn't that bad. They would be $25ea to get to me, and then I would need to get them to you. It probably would cost me $20-40 to ship two to Canada...
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