Got mine! And everyone else's in Australia for about an hour there.
Yes that did occur to me as you drove off with 15 grands worth of stuff...
Speaking of which this is Hobbit's van jammed to the eyeballs with all our gear. Talk about a perfect fit, we couldn't have fitted a single extra box!
with thanks, indescribable gratitude to Hyena, maxwell,wojtek and basically everyone involved.
And on behalf of all the other Aussies thanks for your time and services today in collecting the gear, that saved everyone a few dollars in local delivery fees from the dock.
For a while there I thought I was going to die of cancer before Kenny made and delivered these motors but we got there in the end!
Now, the slightly bad news.
Costs did go a little over budget for a number of reasons - luck wasn't on our side when the day came to actually pay for the motors, after hoving around 1:1 and slightly better than the USD for quite a while the AUD took a bit of a plunge to around 95c USD. It has since bounced back but that doesn't help us as the transaction was completed when it was lower. That added $15-20 to the cost in AUD, then there was the duty, hefty GST etc etc. I allowed for most of it in my estimate and even a little over and in the end it was only the currency fluctuation that caught me out. So, bottom line is the motors, landed in my lap ended up costing $10 each more than planned. I did say up front that the quoted price (that everyone paid) was only an estimate so hopefully everyone is cool with this. All told I think it actually came extremely close considering we're taking fees and charges in the viscinity of 3 grand.
So yeah, I'll add that $10 in with the postage when everyone is finalising payment.
On that note, as you can see above I have a considerable number of these to shift so if you're in Sydney local pickup would be preferred.
I will be using interparcel.com.au to ship these out, I've used them before and find their rates reasonable. However if you'd like to make your own courier arrangements then I'm more than happy for you to do this. Likewise if you happen to have a commercial account we can get better rates on then let me know! Unfortunately Auspost won't ship boxes this big.
The boxes are is 69x68x26cm and weighs about 15kg (I think that was what others had found, right ? I haven't got a hugely accurate scale here) and are leaving from 2232
As an estimate, postage to Melbourne and Brisbane is around $30, Perth is... better sit down... $70. Ouch
[optimus prime voice] 5404s, roll out! [/voice]