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gilly
23-09-2006, 05:09 PM
I have just been browsing fire mountain beads from the usa, they have some really nice beads but the shipping charges convert in to 10 GBP:o .

Can any crafter tell me if this is the normal charges. I only wanted a few beads so it would be very light.

thanks

gilly

Peter
23-09-2006, 09:18 PM
I've e mailed Fire Mountain a couple of times about their international charges. The reply, although very friendly and helpful, has always been unbending. They blame the charges on carriers and the weight of the consignment, I did mention that other US companies charge considerably less, but they aren't interested. The order I wanted to give them came to about $20 - carriage was $35! It just meant I had to find more UK suppliers!

Seahorse
25-09-2006, 10:30 AM
Ive ordered form America about 3 times and the charge has been around 5 which seems reasonable.

Peter
25-09-2006, 12:31 PM
Which company Seahorse?

Seahorse
25-09-2006, 12:49 PM
Erm, artchixstudio,a swarovski company(cant believe i have forgotton the name)and ebay.

Peter
25-09-2006, 02:37 PM
That's the point. We're talking about how expensive FMG is compared with other US suppliers for carriage. I can order from Shiana in Thailand for half what FMG charges!:D