Tf Safari

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Galvacron 3, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Galvacron 3

    Galvacron 3 Well-Known Member

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    I appolgize in advance if this isn't the right place but I don't know where else it would fit. I waited too long on Super Megatron when he was in stock on Pulse and he's sold out again. I saw on TF Safari he's on there but I've never dealt with them before and what I want to know if how their expatiated shipping is. How long is it normally to receive your item and has anyone here been dinged for customs duty?

    I ask because I want to order two Super Megatrons and Star Convoys (one for display, other for collecting)

    Again I apologize if this is the wrong section.
     
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  2. lordcryotek

    lordcryotek Watch for waspies

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    Usually takes a couple of weeks with the fast shipping. No idea about the free shipping or custom duties. Reliable site.
     
  3. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Shop there a lot. They’re good and reliable. I only choose fast option nowadays. Delivery time speed is more dependent on USPS. Getting here is not the issue as opposed to clearing customs and USPS delivering in a timely manner. Before the holiday crunch, I was getting packages from them in 1.5 weeks.
     
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    If you go with them, I would 2nd or 3rd on the expedited shipping, mostly because you mentioned keeping a 2nd one for collecting purposes. I've found the bigger the box, the most likely it will be damaged, especially if it sits in the mail for awhile.

    Otherwise, I just bought some items from him via free no cost shipping and were all delivered within 3 weeks, with it being shipped on 12/22 and arriving on 1/12.
     
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    OmegaTaco Supreme Evil will always triumph, because good is dumb

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    My last order with them was standard shipping and it took 2 months. They are a reliable site though.
     
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  6. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    Echoing what ever one else said. Buy from them all the time. Most of my issues are packages sitting in customs forever, but that isn't something that TFSafari can do anything about.
     
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  7. Kevin Iaquinto

    Kevin Iaquinto Owl Obsessed

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    they got me a wei jiang Blackout to my doorstep in 6 days in june. Insane
     
  8. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    They're definitely reliable, but I don't know about the fast shipping. I ordered DX9'S Dragstrip with it and it shipped in December 21st via YunExpress. Tracking hasn't updated since the 31st, and I'm still waiting. Ordered APC's Optimus later with free shipping. It also went YunExpress, on the 28th, and it arrived yesterday.
     
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    I ordered an add-on kit with free shipping and it only took 6 days. I was blown away.
     
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  10. Galvacron 3

    Galvacron 3 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replies. I was just unsure about them as I usually like to stick to the US when buying figures to avoid things getting held up in customs but on this I guess it can't be avoided, just gonna have to roll the dice and hope for the best I guess. Hopefully I won't be dinged for customs duty but oh well if so. That's the price I pay for collecting I guess lol

    Thanks again everyone :) 
     
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    The free shipping will be slow. Probably awful, honestly. If you pay for the faster shipping, you'll get it. When I buy upgrade kits, it's like $3-4.00 extra to have 'em sent fast. I get 'em in 7-9 days.
     
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    If you are in America why are you paying customs duty ?

    Toys have a very high limit to get stung by it so long as you buy items in amounts less than $100 you should be fine shouldn't you ?
     
  13. Galvacron 3

    Galvacron 3 Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't aware of that. I don't usually deal with importing, I try to keep within the States so I get my figures in a timely fashion but I waited to long when Super Megatrons was back in stock on Pulse so TF Safari is my best bet at a somewhat decent price and being able to nab Star Convoy to pair him with is just a bonus.
     
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    I've never had to pay extra customs fees before.
     
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    I don't know how but I ordered something from them 2 weeks ago - it was shipped on Dec 31st and it arrived today. Free shipping option even!
     
  16. Mister D

    Mister D Bloosh Compatible TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm in NY and it takes about 1.5 - 2 weeks.
     
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    Anyone know how good TFSafari is at checking email? I mistakenly ordered the wrong Soundwave last night (ahhh, there are so many of them!). I sent an email to tell them what happened. But they ship pretty fast and am worried it will be too late for them to switch products (the 2 soundwaves cost the same).
     
  18. mikeszekely

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    I sent them an issue about a shipping issue. Took like two and a half days for them to get back to me, but they were good when they did reply. They said they'd check with their shipping partner, and I don't know if it was something they did or not but after the tracking had mysteriously stopped (after clearing customs) for almost three weeks it started moving again shortly after they replied.
     
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    I would rank TFSafari #2 in terms of customer service right under showZ, but #1 in terms of free shipping that actually arrives sooner.

    Pricing is about 10% higher and it takes them a bit longer to respond to emails, but they are still my preferred provider of upgrade kits and they seem to keep stock of 3P and 4P a bit longer than other places.

    Very reliable site, highly recommended. Also check their coupons section for nice discounts!
     
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    In their defense, they are shipping from China. I had a lot of packages that I sent in the US to a few states over that took over a month to get there. December 2020 wasn't a good time for anything shipping related.
     
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