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Offline Kitsune

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Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:22:50 AM »
Look on the Empress site. See nice Cromwell model. £5 - sold, on the spot. Add to basket. P&P is £8.75!!

Am I missing something? Thats an extortionate amount!

Offline AKULA

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 11:31:00 AM »
Just tried the same thing postage was 75p

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Offline Kitsune

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 12:04:24 PM »
Just tried the same thing postage was 75p

Really? I’m getting £8.75 for a £5 model and £9.50 for a £10 order!

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 12:05:46 PM »
Postage will always be expensive if you only buy one model. I always figure into my purchases that postage is £10

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 12:27:30 PM »
I got 75p as well  ???
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Offline AKULA

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 12:31:26 PM »
Really? I’m getting £8.75 for a £5 model and £9.50 for a £10 order!

I’m guessing you are Uk based, and not Outer Mongolia?

Have you been on holiday recently? Might be that it thinks you are overseas still...clear your history/cookies, and open a fresh page?

Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 12:52:17 PM »
No Outer Mongolia, but I am in Spain and one of the reasons I buy from Empress less than I would like is how high their P&P is. Even compared with other British manufacturers. Nick, from North Star, or Iain, from Flags of War, charge a fraction of what Empress does. I still buy from them, as their product is top notch, but not as much nor as frequently as I wish. It is simply that I can't afford to pay their higher shipping costs. Usually, P&P from Empress to outside the UK represents an extra cost between 30-50% of the original order (smaller orders, higher percentage). I wonder what will happen after Brexit is in force. I guess I will save all the money to travel to Salute (or Crisis) and collect there the models for the year!  lol

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 01:42:21 PM »
No Outer Mongolia, but I am in Spain and one of the reasons I buy from Empress less than I would like is how high their P&P is. Even compared with other British manufacturers. Nick, from North Star, or Iain, from Flags of War, charge a fraction of what Empress does. I still buy from them, as their product is top notch, but not as much nor as frequently as I wish. It is simply that I can't afford to pay their higher shipping costs. Usually, P&P from Empress to outside the UK represents an extra cost between 30-50% of the original order (smaller orders, higher percentage). I wonder what will happen after Brexit is in force. I guess I will save all the money to travel to Salute (or Crisis) and collect there the models for the year!  lol

Have you tried the Spanish distributor https://www.empressminiatures.com/international-distributors-24-w.asp

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 01:45:45 PM »
Salute can be an expensive show, Partizan at Newark is cheaper, Empress and North Star are both going and the accommodation is much cheaper in Newark than London. Also if you come across for a couple of days, Newark is close to Nottingham so you could visit North Star, Warlord, Mantic, Caliver (and Foundry is nearby too)
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Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 02:35:16 PM »
Have you tried the Spanish distributor https://www.empressminiatures.com/international-distributors-24-w.asp

Yes, Paul, but they don't carry Iron Duke Miniatures... Mind that I blame you for sculpting those figures!  lol

By the way, I understand that Empress is charging what they think is the right amount to provide the best possible shipping for their customers outside UK. In the plus side, I receive my packages fast and all are signed for (i.e. tracked). I know that extra service comes with extra expenses. It is only that I would like to be able to chose if I want to pay that extra or spend more money in figures and use a cheaper shipping option.

« Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 02:42:27 PM by Antonio J Carrasco »

Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 02:37:19 PM »
Salute can be an expensive show, Partizan at Newark is cheaper, Empress and North Star are both going and the accommodation is much cheaper in Newark than London. Also if you come across for a couple of days, Newark is close to Nottingham so you could visit North Star, Warlord, Mantic, Caliver (and Foundry is nearby too)

That's a very good suggestion. I keep forgetting about Partizan. Dunno why. I was with my wife long ago and had great fun. Thanks for the reminder.

Offline Dags

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 06:05:58 PM »
The RM International Tracked & Signed service is expensive; you're not being ripped off.

It is the only way that a company can get insurance on overseas mail so I can't blame anyone, especially a 'smaller' company for covering themselves if parcels go missing.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 06:08:23 PM by Dags »
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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 06:39:01 PM »
The RM International Tracked & Signed service is expensive; you're not being ripped off.

It is the only way that a company can get insurance on overseas mail so I can't blame anyone, especially a 'smaller' company for covering themselves if parcels go missing.

This.

Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2019, 07:26:26 PM »
The RM International Tracked & Signed service is expensive; you're not being ripped off.

It is the only way that a company can get insurance on overseas mail so I can't blame anyone, especially a 'smaller' company for covering themselves if parcels go missing.

I am aware of it. And wouldn't dare to accuse Empress of such a behaviour! I know for a fact that they are perfectly honest gentlemen and always have been in all the deals I have done with them. If any of my messages have communicated anything else, it has been totally unintended. As I said: I understand why they charge that much, even though it forces me to spend in shipping what I could spend in miniatures.

And I will leave it here, as any further explanation would be repetitive and therefore pointless.

Offline Dags

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Re: Empress Miniatures - P&P?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2019, 07:38:41 PM »
Apologies.... was aimed at the OP with the 'extortionate amount' comment