It's coming from Canada, so that's likely in $C, which is about $37 USD.....if you assume that it's well packed in a cardboard box with lots of padding and insurance (all of which I would expect on a purchase of this financial magnitude), that's probably a bargain. The box is likely $8, tape $3, insurance probably 10-15% of the overall shipping expense......a third of the shipping expense is supplies and insurance.48$ shipping? You have lost ya mind!!
It's Canadian, but otherwise, yes, it's stupid high.48$ shipping? You have lost ya mind!!
That's one concept to which I could never relate - "collecting" baggies of rocket parts for the sake of keeping them on the shelve.Someone looking to pay a premium for this particular kit won't bat an eye at that shipping cost, especially if they've purchased it for 'collection' purposes and intend to keep it unopened.
Most folks sort by "Lowest Price First".....so the $.99 with $59 shipping listings get seen first and hook the rushed impulse buyer. Caveat Emptor.It's Canadian, but otherwise, yes, it's stupid high.
That's one of the way people get tripped up on eBay: reasonably priced item + exorbitant shipping and handling fees.
I've seen items listed for $0.99 + with small print shipping cost of $59.99+.
That's one concept to which I could never relate - "collecting" baggies of rocket parts for the sake of keeping them on the shelve.
I know people do that, with many items, but I just find the whole concept super-nutty.
To each his own, I suppose.
Unfortunately not. The new release is a 3" dia. airframe. But, Estes does sell the NC and body tube separately, although the NC is currently out of stock. Estes did promise more NC's will be produced.Don’t forget... Estes has “re-released” this bad boy. Not sure if it’s the same dimensions as the original but it might change peoples thoughts on original Rockets. I found a original Partizon in a small hobby shop / sewing shop my wife drug me in not far from here (Bixby, OK) - bought for sale price of $15. Built and flown.
I figured dimensions would be different. I bought the VanderBurn a while back - it’s correct scale I think. I know he’s waiting on nose cones to make more kits. I will probably pull the trigger on the new one once it’s out jyst to check it out.Unfortunately not. The new release is a 3" dia. airframe. But, Estes does sell the NC and body tube separately, although the NC is currently out of stock. Estes did promise more NC's will be produced.
True Story. I was building the MDRM with my son, and destroyed the big decal trying to put it on (you know, the old waterslide "Oh, there's a fold in the decal; I can fix that. Ooops, now there's a small rip in the decal, I can fix that. Ooops, now I've made a mess, but I think I can fix it. Ooops, let's just wash this off here..."). I called Estes to see if I could buy a replacement decal; the very nice woman on the other end of the phone was sympathetic, and said "I'll get a replacement in the mail for you. What's your address?". A week later, I received a box containing...a brand-new MDRM kit. I was astonished.I have the original decals I didn’t use for this kit. &100.00
Kidding. You can have them for free.