As the 47 Vipers have been coming in I’ve been sending out updated invoices with emails that your Pre-Order knives are in stock. You’re also going to get a PayPal invoice for the balance due. A few folks have been particularly slow making payment and are past the 72 hour drop dead payment due date. This has happened before and was the reason I put the $10 deposit on reservations. So, with no further ado I give fair warning, my finger is on the ‘place order now’ button for a box of Partagas Robusto’s. Thank you!!
After I passed on the news about increased overseas shipping costs, a friend from Australia brought to my attention a couple of things I didn’t mention. Sometimes you make the mistake of assuming everyone has the same information. Let me explain.
Each item in the storefront has a ‘cost’ assigned for shipping charges. What’s not explained is that we pro-rate shipping for multiple item orders. When you overseas customers put several items in your cart, you may get cold chills to see that the postage charges for 2 or 3 smaller knives can come to $30+. MOST of you go ahead and pay the full invoice and I calculate the actual shipping cost and refund the difference. I’ll always refund any overcharges.
The second point is with the increased rates, the Post Office has generated what I call slot charges. In other words, a 1 to 8 oz package ships for a fixed rate and a 9 to 14 oz package ships for another fixed rate. Sometimes you can get two smaller knives in a package and slide under the 8 oz limit. In the event you’re ordering a larger, heavier item, you can add another item or two to the invoice without moving into the next price slot.
Anytime I can save you some money on shipping, I’ll be glad to do what I can. If you ever have any questions about combining shipments or total costs, don’t hesitate to drop me an email.