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Nordlys

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Vietnam Postal Charges?
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:40:49 PM »

What is it with Vietnam and their postal rates?
A set of fittings for one of the numerous speed boats they produce
cost $25.  Postage ? $65 !!
Now, I'm thinking I would have bought that set but for the silly postal cost.
In comparison China quite often charges nothing.
Can't figure them out?
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Re: Vietnam Postal Charges?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 08:12:06 PM »

Nordlys ....I cannot comment or explain on Vietnamese postal charges.....but purchased a $3.80 AUD gas canister adaptor from China...and the air parcel post was free

Clearly the Chinese Government must heavily subsidise or fully pay for this type of freight

For interest...I checked our Australia Post ....if I wanted to return the same sized & value item to China it would cost $38.00 for air parcel post  :o ... Derek
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Re: Vietnam Postal Charges?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 08:27:11 PM »

I've just had a 4 foot Riva aquarama built and the shipping was about 150!!
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Re: Vietnam Postal Charges?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 08:33:39 PM »

Yes, Derek there is clearly something unequal happening when comparing rates with those of China,
but its hard to imagine that Vietnam can sell much to individual customers - why do they bother
trying?
But Tom -you have blown my theory - people will pay !
Good luck with that, how much was the boat?
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Re: Vietnam Postal Charges?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 08:41:57 PM »

The boat was about 950 with rc gear. It was more than their usual as it was made to run better than the normal ones which seem to produce crazy bow wake.

Here's some pictures:





And a video:

http://youtu.be/xvPYDJyFITA

Looking forward to getting her in the water.
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Nordlys

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Re: Vietnam Postal Charges?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014, 08:51:49 PM »

That's a bit special then! Phew!
It was a windscreen just like that that I was after.
Making my own now. (OAP version)!
However that's a nice boat - bet you love that.
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Re: Vietnam Postal Charges?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 10:03:26 AM »

It may not be postage but P&P.


There used to be some fleabay sellers who would offer a cheap price for the goods to hook you, and then charge a high rate for P&P to boost profit.
It may be something similar.
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Re: Vietnam Postal Charges?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2014, 10:42:18 AM »

For the price you pay for these boats, its a steal. They are hand made, try that in any other country for the price, and the only down side is the postage.
This is because of the way non-vietnamese companies have to operate within the VN law.
Most of the courier companies are US companies, will not share there profit with the vn partner who then have to addon their bit, so cost is high.
But even with the postage added, your getting value for money.
cheers
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Re: Vietnam Postal Charges?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2014, 02:02:45 PM »

Hand made or not 950 'aint cheap
Nor is 150 postage surely?
Am I seeing this wrong or what!
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Re: Vietnam Postal Charges?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2014, 02:18:39 PM »

To put it in perspective it cost me nearly 100 to have my moonraker shippe led over from Germany and to post a model tank weighing 5kg to Canada was 50.

950 isn't cheap, however it's not your run of the mill Vietnamese static to rc conversion! It was built as an rc boat so has proper marine ply frames (not the mdf you see on some). Care was taken to keep the weight down and the hull has some subtle redesigns such as a slightly deeper v and slightly enlarged spray rails. 

Tuan was very patient answering my questions and keeping me upto date at all stages of the build, customer service was second to none!

Just to put the price into perspective a 1/10 Amati riva sold on here for 600 recently.
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Re: Vietnam Postal Charges?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2014, 02:38:29 PM »

Like I said earlier - its a really nice boat and yes, I have seen some of the mdf versions, unfortunately.
Ebay is full of 'ready for conversion'.
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