Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,943   Posts: 1,557,598   Online: 1271
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
  1. #1
    Mustafa Umut Sarac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    İstanbul - Türkiye
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,886
    Images
    108

    Least Shipping Charge Online seller in Europe

    Money is tight and there are lots of hobbies to spend Money.

    Fotoimpex wanted 60 dollars to send to apx100 to Istanbul and maco direct is requesting minimum 40 Euro spending. Are these folks serious to conduct a business or impressed by holga ?

    I am looking for any european online apx 100 seller , will charge me less than 7 Euro for shipping charges.

    1000 kilograms 1 m3 Cargo comes from shangai to İstanbul for 15 dollars within container.

    I can buy 4 rolex copies from china for 7 euros , shipping charge included with 7 day shipment with registered post.

    I will live in China at the future.

    umut

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    213
    Fotoimpex wanted 60 dollars to send to apx100 to Istanbul and maco direct is requesting minimum 40 Euro spending. Are these folks serious to conduct a business or impressed by holga ?
    Just received an order from Fotoimpex. They charged me 10€ shipping. The shipping document showed hom much they paid to DHL: 23€. If I were to send you films totalling 1/2 kg weight, that would cost 18.81€.

  3. #3
    darkosaric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,864
    Hi Umut,

    try to search on ebay, contact seller with question - is it possible to send via normal post, and you pay actual cost of shipping. Recently I sold broken Rollei 35 - and guy from Hong Kong asked me to send it as cheap as possible - on his own risk. Shipping was 5,5 euros, arrived ok in a week or so.
    Last edited by darkosaric; 07-03-2013 at 06:44 AM. Click to view previous post history.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Switzerland
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    397
    Images
    100
    Try these guys. I use them in Switzerland.

    http://www.ars-imago.com/conditions.php?language=en

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    277
    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    I am looking for any european online apx 100 seller , will charge me less than 7 Euro for shipping charges.

    1000 kilograms 1 m3 Cargo comes from shangai to İstanbul for 15 dollars within container.
    You cannot compare surface mail to air mail. There is no way anyone is going to charge you 7 Euros to ship a kilo between Europe and Asia Minor.

    The problem you run into is customs. You usually have to pay a hefty sum for your stuff to sail through customs without any hiccups. You also have to consider tracking and reliability. Sometimes there are cheaper options through a government post office but companies have been burned enough times they just use a more expensive courier.

    Trust me I feel you pain. I purchased a Zonemaster II just after the prices started shooting up everywhere. I bundled in some photopaper with my order just to help justify they ridiculous shipping charges. Honestly though if you are evading the VAT taxes you can't also demand 7 Euro shipping. I would like to know who has the best shipping and I think this is an excellent thread but 7 Euros is unrealistic in my experience. I live in the US.

    For me even with the $40 shipping Fotoimpex quoted me it is still cheaper to order from them than source certain films and developers locally. Anyway all this really makes me wonder how people can say analog is cheaper than digital. Some analog is but certainly not all of it.

  6. #6
    darkosaric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,864
    Not as good as APX - but maybe to consider Polypan? For ~30-35 euros you get 90 meters of film. With careful semi-stand developing in Rodinal 1+100 for one hour at 20C you can get decent results, and it is cheap. This is by far cheapest option you can get.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,286
    Images
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    I will live in China at the future.
    Try the restaurants before you say that. I've had some of the worst meals of my life in China (contrasting with some very, very good ones in Istanbul). :-)

    As others have said, you can't really compare bulk shipping costs to individual packages; sending 1000 kg does not cost 1000 times more than sending 1 kg.

    Do you know anyone who travels regularly to the EU, who could perhaps act as a courier? When I was travelling a lot, we used to do this sort of thing for one another---the guy in Sweden can get something more cheaply in the US, so he orders it to my address and I bring it to the next meeting. Failing that, you may just need to make one big order rather than many little ones, and accept the pain of shipping charges just once. It's the price you pay for the Sultanahmet skyline!

    -NT
    Nathan Tenny
    San Diego, CA, USA

    The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
    -The Little Technical Library, _Developing, Printing, And Enlarging_

  8. #8
    Mustafa Umut Sarac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    İstanbul - Türkiye
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,886
    Images
    108
    Nathan, I want to keep my business simple , I want to buy two APX for 5 euros and want to pay a reasonable price for shipment. Is it wanting too much ? This is new porn Show to buy something for 5 dollars and pay 60 dollars for shipment.

    I bought Elvin Jones drumsticks for 8 dollars and they charged 60 dollars to my card. I called them but they shipped them at 3AM Ohio time.
    They paid another 90 dollars to send back the sticks and 8 dollars costed them 150. I enjoyed too much

    Darko , I cant pay 40 for film wharever size. And I want to buy from a shop not a person. I only used ebay one time to buy indian bass sitar, surbahar strings. They come for 10 dollars from Pradesh including shipment .

    I will have a look to Ghostman's link

  9. #9
    Mustafa Umut Sarac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    İstanbul - Türkiye
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,886
    Images
    108
    No, Ghostman , they charge 20 for eu and more for us.

    I sent a film to Oxford with registered , barcoded , airmail , online follow from Istanbul cost me 3 dollars. Same to US also a little bit more.

    By the way , there is no custom cost for under 100 dollars value.
    Last edited by Mustafa Umut Sarac; 07-03-2013 at 01:59 PM. Click to view previous post history.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    277
    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    No, Ghostman , they charge 20 for eu and more for us.

    I sent a film to Oxford with registered , barcoded , airmail , online follow from Istanbul cost me 3 dollars. Same to US also a little bit more. And I've read enough of these photo mail order site websites that I know they have had problems with certain postal carriers and now often use special couriers that deliver packages and get recipients to sign for them so they are not stuck sending packages twice.

    By the way , there is no custom cost for under 100 dollars value.
    You might be able to get that kind of deal in Istanbul but I assure you you won't be able to get that kind of price for reliable tracked air mail from the US to Istanbul.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    Nathan, I want to keep my business simple , I want to buy two APX for 5 euros and want to pay a reasonable price for shipment.
    Uuhhh... Where did you get the idea that there are profitable businesses selling APX film in this fashion?! If Macodirect is demanding at least a $39.50 order I would be shocked if people where profitably filling out customs forms for a couple of rolls of film.

    Minimum order
    Your order must not be less than 39.50 €.
    Seriously though if you find a place selling all that wonderful European film for 7 euros shipping let us know. I want in on that deal. It costs $3 minimum just to send a letter from the US to Turkey.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin