Astronomics now makes it easier for International
Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:27 AM
We have partnered with Bongo to help expedite shipments as well as give real time shipping quotes for most everything we carry. Bongo delivers packages to your particular country 1-5 days after they receive it at their hub which usually take 3 days from our central US location.
Thank you for your time, and we hope this new service will allow you a better shopping experience with astronomics.com
Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:36 PM
Does this service help Canadians cost wise? I've only heard of Bongo in terms of overseas or similar long distance shipping.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:05 PM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:53 AM
I don't really need the eyepiece now it is just something I may get in the future to be paired with one I have now for binoviewing.
Just thought I would let you know as it seems that there may be a few kinks in the new system.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:03 AM
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:26 PM
What you don't want to pay Fed Ex or UPS a $50 fee on $99 item. Have you gone mad???? lol
Nooo, but my madness does exist as the $50 would likely end up in your till eventually.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:36 AM
Just tested the Bongo thing.
I "Mock ordered" an iOPTRON SmartEQ Mount with Retail value of $399.00 to Israel.
Results were as follows:
$399.00 Item cost
Well, First, In Israel there is no duty on Telecope accessories (including Mounts), the only thing there is, is VAT at 17% on cost + shipping (in the present case should have amounted to $99.00 for VAT).
This is rather expensive (Paying almost 100% of the items value on shipping Tax and Handling.
If you Ship USPS I save at least $100 on Bongo's Handling fees.
Can you tell me how much I would Pay Shiping the iOPTRON Mount through USPS International Air Priority Mail?
P.S. - I am seriously interested in the iOPTRON SmartEQ PRO (with autoguider capability) but I dont see it on your website. Do you or will you have it in stock in the near future ?
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:38 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:30 PM
The mount is on the way with some other iOptron pieces this week. I will see what is going on with Bongo. At this point the promise of service is not even close to what was stated. I can only hope there is an issue with the initial setup and this is not how they operate.
Thanks for checking up on them.
I's a good idea, maybe just teething problems
Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:27 AM
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:45 PM
The costs are significantly less than this Bongo deal. Shipping a Mach1 cost me about $400.