Over the years, I have purchased several items through the official Collector’s Club Shop. My G.I.JOE playing cards, some of the Flaming M.O.T.H. sets, a few of the older Club Exclusives. Last month, I browsed the ‘discounted’ offers again and decided to make a final purchase… Well, final until they maybe drop the prices quite considerably. Have you seen the prices they’re asking for the old con promo materials? It’s insane. But I keep looking, maybe they’ll drop prices near the end… Sad, but we have to face reality. And that includes me saving my money for a trip to Disneyland with my daughters 😊
I’ve always liked the SHARC vehicle, and I saw the Cobra Wave Crusher at a nice discount price. It was just $22! Me being me, I also added a pair of Military Green YoJoe! sunglasses and some extra weapons. My complete order totalled at $37. Then came the painful part of seeing the shipping costs, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised to see it would only be $26. Grand total coming to $63. I was happy to spend that amount.
My package arrived reasonably fast, but the postal services charged me a hefty $40 to clear it from Customs. I know I’ve probably been bringing this to your attention a lot. But it really bothers me. I don’t mind paying taxes and the import duties, but the postal service charged $25 for “formalities”. When asked what they entail, they can’t give a clear answer. There is no competition, I can’t select another service and so I have no choice but to pay and moan about it here.
To recuperate some of the expenses, I’m selling the rest of my SkyStriker Patches. If you’re interested, let me know and we can make a deal.
I’ll get back to discussing the Impel Trading Cards in the next post. Let me leave you with a picture of my new shades.
Happy Collecting and YoJoe!