Are there any Aussies here who can shed a little light on their experience when buying through BrickLink? For a while I’ve planned to start collecting some of the more hard to find parts for Cafe Corner, Green Grocer and Market Street via BrickLink but I’ve held off due to a long harboured apprehension about buying online from individuals overseas. This is partly out of a belief that individual vendors don’t quite share the same respect for integrity that large multinational corporations do, and partly out of my complete lack of faith in Australian couriers being able to deliver items that have come from afar, have not been registered or insured and have not been sent from an established company.
On December 5 last year I placed my first order. It was designed as a bit of a test run just to see how things worked and so the order was quite small, around $10 worth of parts + $6 shipping. The seller from Czech Republic was prompt and helpful. I paid via PayPal, the payment was marked as received and the order was shipped on December 6. And that’s the last I’ve heard of it.
I know Czech Republic to Australia is a long way and it’s been a while since I’ve sent or received anything via the old snail mail, but is 6 weeks + shipping time normal? I’m reluctant to contact the seller as I’ve no reason to believe they are untrustworthy and let’s face it, it’s only $16. I don’t want to kick up a stink about less money than I’d spend at Pizza Hut.
Do any other Aussies here order regularly from overseas BrickLinkers? Do you have any problems? What are your average wait times in regards to shipping?Cheers.
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