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Anybody have a current line on Hasslefree in the United States? I know Fantization used to carry them, but not any more. Noble Knight has a small selection, but not what I need.

 

And obviously I can order direct, but the Atlantic is an unreasonable multiplier on shipping costs, in my experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, for as long as I've been on these forums you'd think I'd have noticed this before, but it's odd to me there's not a specific forum for "non-Reaper manufacturer discussion." This topic in particular could fit in at least three different forums without really being 100% on-topic for any of them, and could be a logical off-topic fit in a couple others. 

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Game Kastle sometimes has them, but never the full line.

 

1 hour ago, Sanael said:

And obviously I can order direct, but the Atlantic is an unreasonable multiplier on shipping costs, in my experience.

 

Have not found this to be the case, at least not with shipping from the UK. Placed two orders from UK over Christmas and the New Year (one from Hasslefree), both orders only cost me around 4-5 pounds shipping each. Which is comparable to some domestic shipping rates here in the states.

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I did an order from Hasslefree about a year ago...no problems reasonable $hipping. 

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Last month I ordered some MDF terrain from Dallas, Texas and it cost me $10 to ship to NE Arkansas. Last night I ordered from Hasselfree and shipping was $7.17. It is almost ten times as far to ship.

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Well, I guess I've been set straight ::D:

 

I think my big concern is that I'm mostly looking to get only a couple of minis, and I figure I'd rather have my shipping costs be less than 50% of my product costs.

 

Only one solution... Order more minis!

 

Thanks everyone.

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2 hours ago, Sanael said:

Only one solution... Order more minis! 

 

This is truth.

 

To be an enabler: they also have many Tre Manor sculpts that Red Box Games no longer offers, so if you missed out on those...

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And perhaps be a little patient.

Hasslefree usually do a special offer in April to coincide with their attendance at "Salute".

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Also be aware, according to their posts on their Facebook page they are still working on a backlog of orders.

Though it sounds like they might be almost caught up.

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Speaking of shipping costs, in my hunt to find a new extruder unit for my 3d printer today, I came across a shipping cost that just blew my mind. The site offered free international shipping (coming from China). Anyways, the free shipping would have taken 23 days to get here. There was an "express" option of 26 days that cost $53 dollars....ummmmm yah ok then!!! :huh: :rock:

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3 hours ago, Balgin Stondraeg said:

I tend to order my Hasslefree miniatures direct but that's because I live in the same country as them.

I wish that were an option. But alas, we must all live somewhere. One day, man will colonize Luna and Mars, and shipping across the Atlantic will be trivial.

 

 

1 hour ago, paintybeard said:

And perhaps be a little patient.

Hasslefree usually do a special offer in April to coincide with their attendance at "Salute".

THAT is good to know. None of this is anything I need "today," so a wait for April is certainly doable.

 

41 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

Also be aware, according to their posts on their Facebook page they are still working on a backlog of orders.

Though it sounds like they might be almost caught up.

I wondered. There are a few pieces that have shown "out of stock" on their site for a while, but are also in the "new" sections (so presumably not discontinued). Coupled with the news/FB posts on the front page, I thought they might be behind. Small shop, no surprise. And again, I'm not in a hurry, so...

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Despite their large and varied catalogue Hasslefree's store is literally a one-man operation. And that one man has had a LOT of medical issues over the past few years.

I have placed half a dozen orders over the past 5 years and delivery times have varied from a few days to nearly 3 months. But they always reached me in the end, beautiful figures with a kind personal note, sweets that I regretfully have to give away and free figures if there has been any serious delay. 

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5 hours ago, paintybeard said:

Hasslefree's store is literally a one-man operation

 

Last I checked, Kev had brought on the man who used to run the Artemis Black shop, and that man's wife as well. Kev's wife used to help, but she has had a rough go with health issues.

 

I don't know if they do on-site molding or casting or if they outsource it; if they outsource it, that may be why they are out of stock on many items for long periods of time. They seem to keep adding to their resin master copies quite frequently, so at least someone somewhere is doing production work.

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4 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

 

Last I checked, Kev had brought on the man who used to run the Artemis Black shop, and that man's wife as well. Kev's wife used to help, but she has had a rough go with health issues.

 

Kev sculpts in England. Arty runs the store in Wales.

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