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Re: Example of a DS spares order
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2008, 23:04:18 »
well, i didnt know up to few days ago hatg u can actually order form playmobil direct.. seen it only on the german website so far.. ony after i read through this forum i tried uk.. and i hope i will get my 1000 rifles and flashlights for a fair price.. :P

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Re: Example of a DS spares order
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2008, 13:27:44 »
so, got an invoice per mail today.. 86 quid.. thats a lot.. but its incudes 30 klickies which i cant find anywhere else.. a little bit crappy that the chainsaws and the swat police figures are not avaiable..

anyone got experience with delievery times? they told me 2-3 weeks.. but thats a bit slow i think..

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Re: Example of a DS spares order
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2008, 13:41:22 »

anyone got experience with delievery times? they told me 2-3 weeks.. but thats a bit slow i think..

What they told you is about right for this time of the year.  It can be longer nearer Christmas.
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Re: Example of a DS spares order
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2008, 13:57:23 »
They appear to process these DS orders in batches, and then send them over from Germany to the UK office, where they send out the boxes to individuals.

I once got two orders, made a month apart, at the same time, because I'd just missed a batch with my first order.


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Re: Example of a DS spares order
« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2008, 19:14:58 »
so guys , today i got my first order.. need try to scan the invoice because klickies are up in price.. between 1.65 and 1.80! and i was surprised when i read all the topics again here, because my first invoice was around 86 quid and the other stuff i ordert today is 125! lol


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Re: Example of a DS spares order
« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2008, 20:29:21 »

klickies are up in price..


Just like everything else. :'(

You'll notice that prices for figures vary quite considerably depending on how much extra bits are attached to them. A simple printed figure is much cheaper to order than one wearing a vest, epaulettes, or other similar accessories.

I was quite shocked at the cost of ordering Playmobil baby figures when I last ordered (several months ago). You'd expect something small like that to be relatively cheap but I think they were around £1.50 each. :o

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Re: Example of a DS spares order
« Reply #56 on: July 28, 2008, 20:51:02 »
yeah, i find it quite funny, because i buy them usually from malta 40pence each! and here i pay 4x of that .. quite funny!!!! but i think i bought too much figures which i never need..


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Re: Example of a DS spares order
« Reply #57 on: July 28, 2008, 21:08:07 »
Just like everything else. :'(

You'll notice that prices for figures vary quite considerably depending on how much extra bits are attached to them. A simple printed figure is much cheaper to order than one wearing a vest, epaulettes, or other similar accessories.

I was quite shocked at the cost of ordering Playmobil baby figures when I last ordered (several months ago). You'd expect something small like that to be relatively cheap but I think they were around £1.50 each. :o

The overheads rate higher in a smaller figure, as do some variable costs.  For example, the adult figure may, say, be four times the size of the baby, but it doesn't use four times the plastic. 
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Re: Example of a DS spares order
« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2008, 07:22:26 »
Prices can vary wildly for no obvious reason, Mike, so be careful not to over-order - I assume on a student's budget you don't have as much disposable income as some of us.

I ordered 10 tan and 10 brown satchels, and one came at 13p a unit (reasonable) and the other at 65p a unit (5x the cost). I even rang to query this after someone pointed out the wild variance, and they told me that's just the way it is.

I wanted lighter-coloured satchels to put on Union soldiers and darker ones for Confederates, but now if I need more I'm going for the cheaper option.

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Re: Example of a DS spares order
« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2008, 07:48:33 »
well, they told me the prices on the phone.. i was surprised a handgun costs only 7p and a clip 10p! lol


this time it was my faul;t as i ordert 150 rifles   150 clips and 186 flashlights to complete teh weapons i need .. iam allready lookin through ebay to get the helicopter etc.. i made some really cheap buys.. but its way not all what i need.. so it can be very expensive.. yes and i need to be carefull aswell..

now the hard part.. coloiring.. i found out when i paint the figures by hand i need 1 year :p and the colour from my prototype splits allready even i barely touched it.. the helicopter is fine.. but the figure ( blck) splits.. dunno why..

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