Masterpiece HOUND MP-47

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by oku, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. KayODave

    KayODave Still a grey prototype

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    That’s odd. Why would I pay import fees when ordering from AJ when I don’t have to when ordering from other sites like NY or HLJ?
     
  2. Ichibaru

    Ichibaru Supreme Commander of Pork

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    The 10-12% is the sales tax (depending on your province's HST or PST/GST) you're paying on the item when importing into Canada. No duty. The term "import fees deposit" is the line item that you'll see on your Amazon invoice. You might get a few yen back off your deposit now and again. I think I got back ¥38 once... hurray 45 cents!
     
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  3. KayODave

    KayODave Still a grey prototype

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    Dang, it’s always the taxes that get ya
     
  4. Ichibaru

    Ichibaru Supreme Commander of Pork

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    Next time you order from NY or HLJ, check how much they've declared the item on their import declaration... if they're under reporting, say around $20, then you won't get taxed.

    The worst is AmiAmi... they use DHL, declare the full amount, but don't pay for the brokerage fees. So you have to pay DHL $10-15 (can't recall) or get your own import broker to deal with paying the taxes.
     
  5. KayODave

    KayODave Still a grey prototype

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    Yeah, they declared MP44 at ¥2,100
     
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  6. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    I wanna pick up my MP-44 for 2100 yen
     
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  7. Arie

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    Just wait until they check the package contents at the border... Here in The Netherlands you'll still have to pay all the fees and you'll get a penalty on top of that. I'd rather pay a bit more and be risk free with Amazon Japan. Also, if there is a defect, like with my MP-44, I can return it for free to Amazon Japan, whereas with NY or AE for example you'll have to pay for the return shipping yourself. For cheaper Masterpieces I choose AE (never again NY, as they're very unfriendly if you have an issue) and I take the risk of getting caught and the risk of getting a defective item which I can't return then, but for more expensive items such as MP-44, Amazon Japan it is for me.
     
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  8. Xaxis

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    We still don’t know what’s up with Hound's big rifle, do we?
     
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  9. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT

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    I'd always risk dealing with a defective item rather than paying exorbitant import fees. My MP-44 arrived yesterday, the total with shipping was 41850 JPY (about 350 EUR) from Nippon Yasan. If they had it declared full value, I would have paid another 110 EUR in import fees. Thanks to them marking it down for customs, I only paid 3 EUR for the customs check. If one in 4-5 figures has an issue and I have to rebuy it, I'm still ahead - and my figures rarely have issues that would cause me to rebuy them.
     
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  10. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    Yeah. I’m sure we’ll learn some point before the end of the year.
     
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  11. Broken Forge

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    After sitting on the fence before picking up MP-44 and absolutely loving him, I'm now really hyped for Hound.
     
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  12. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    Yeah Hound is gonna be great. Definitely on that hot new MP-44 vibe.
     
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  13. chchchch

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    MP-47 PO price on Amazon Japan seems to have dropped by another (whopping!) 65 yen (and Bumblebee by 219 yen as noticed by @WildBill).
     
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  14. Zeke1

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    Dropped maybe. But only after it went up. It's currently listed at 13,994.
    According to my pre-order history it was at one time as low as 12,795
     
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    Nope, the lowest price dropped from 12860 to 12795 sometime recently. I had already prepaid that with a gift card, so I now have a -65 yen credit.
     
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  16. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Whoo-hoo 65 cents:lol ..... but every cents counts.
     
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  17. Zeke1

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    Yeh, 12795. That's what I said. So what do you mean by "nope"?
     
  18. chchchch

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    You said that the price went to 12795 at some point in the past, then rose, then dropped again by 65 yen (and thus the drop by 65 doesn't affect most of us). I'm telling you that the price lowered to 12795 only recently, for a net decrease of 65 yen from the previous lowest price of 12860.
     
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  19. lord ginrai

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    This ¥12,795 price you guys are talking about, that's without the 10% consumption tax, right?
    I preordered mine on June 7 and my preorder price is at ¥13,819 (¥12,562 excl. tax)

    I've had issues in the past where the price of a figure dropped after I'd placed my preorder but this wasn't reflected in my order price. Thankfully I had proof and was able to get the difference back from AMZ in the form of a refund.

    In case y'alls price includes the consumption tax, would you mind sharing a screenshot so I can use that as proof in case I get overcharged upon release?
     
  20. BrutiKing

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    The thing I’m not looking forward to with this release is that Christmas shipping.
     
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