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I'm trying to go all zen with it instead of getting all over anxious.

 

So instead of straining my spirit wishing to speed up the Canadian Bureaucratic Customs engine.

I'm trying to accept the reality that till they're in my hands.....

 

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Hey, bones are practically indestructible. I say we build a trebuchet somewhere in upstate New York. Ship all the Canadian orders to Watertown, drag them to the woods and have at it. We can meet up near Gananoque, then head out to gather them up.

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Hey, bones are practically indestructible. I say we build a trebuchet somewhere in upstate New York. Ship all the Canadian orders to Watertown, drag them to the woods and have at it. We can meet up near Gananoque, then head out to gather them up.

 

This sucks sometimes. Being a prairie-dweller, there's no nearby US cities that I can designate when I want free shipping. Vancouverites can just ship to Blaine, Torontonians can ship to Buffalo. The nearest city to me is Shelby Montana, which is like a 8 hour drive.

 

This means I miss out on some awesome stuff, like Dwarven Forge (because there's no way in hell I'm paying an extra 60% of the price just to cover shipping).

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Also, congrats MiniCannuck! Not only did you get your stuff, but winning an extra Vamp as well? Thats awesome! Unfortunately for cheating I'm going to have to disqualify you from the race, and ask you politely to leave Canada ;).

 

FTFY. "Nicely" would also be correct. "Kind[ly]" is not a registered Canadian trademark.

 

— The Usage Police

 

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I wonder why they don't just use USPS, every other package I have ordered from Reaper has come in a relatively timely fashion.

 

I am glad they aren't using UPS though, no matter what they would have tried someone was going to get screwed.

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As mentioned above, I did poke Bryan, but he has taken some much needed and much earned time off after ReaperCon. He has stated he will ask around and see what the current status is.

 

As always I will update everyone as soon as I receive new information.

 

Also, congrats MiniCannuck! Not only did you get your stuff, but winning an extra Vamp as well? Thats awesome! Unfortunately for cheating I'm going to have to disqualify you from the race, and ask you kindly to leave Canada ;).

... What if I promised to bring beer over to watch the hockey game?

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Hey, bones are practically indestructible. I say we build a trebuchet somewhere in upstate New York. Ship all the Canadian orders to Watertown, drag them to the woods and have at it. We can meet up near Gananoque, then head out to gather them up.

 

This sucks sometimes. Being a prairie-dweller, there's no nearby US cities that I can designate when I want free shipping. Vancouverites can just ship to Blaine, Torontonians can ship to Buffalo. The nearest city to me is Shelby Montana, which is like a 8 hour drive.

 

This means I miss out on some awesome stuff, like Dwarven Forge (because there's no way in hell I'm paying an extra 60% of the price just to cover shipping).

Then might I suggest looking at Itar's Workshop's Kickstarter? International shipping on his stuff is CHEAP! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/554948184/itars-workshop-dungeon-terrain

 

He is also heavier on the Accessories, like crates, boxes, coffins, etc.

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I'm guessing it has to do with avoiding making people pay customs fees.

 

 

This and the usual shipping method doesn't track anything. Also, it may simply be too large/heavy. When I sometimes get paint from people I have to go FedEx or something for that reason.

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Where on the great vast open are you located? We've got one Winnie-pegger and I'm in Alberta

 

I too live in Alberta. Calgary.

 

Then might I suggest looking at Itar's Workshop's Kickstarter? International shipping on his stuff is CHEAP! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/554948184/itars-workshop-dungeon-terrain

 

He is also heavier on the Accessories, like crates, boxes, coffins, etc.

 

I've taken a look, but I'm really not thrilled. The blocks are really weirdly shaped! DF's blocks were simple to the extreme. With DF, you needed 4 types of blocks to create any room: Floors, Corners (walls adjacent), Walls (single wall), and Halls (walls parallel). The IW blocks require 'end cap' blocks, have weird "Cross" and "T" blocks, vary in size, and the blocks only really work for hallways (look at the overlap in the room below, and how the floor is made up of 1x3, 2x2 and 2x3 blocks).

 

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So it looks like a royal pain to use IMO.

 

Besides, losing out on my impulse DF purchase has me evaluating the benefits of a DIY touch-screen table.

 

EDIT: Sorry for off-topic. BONES BONES BONES BONES.

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Ah. I'm a tad North-West of Red Deer. Though once the Kickstarter packages get all out, and stores get their stuff, I am going to have to make a trip down south there to hit up The Sentry Box for some major shopping, and to visit family, but we all know family is secondary.... :devil:

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Yesterday I got two large boxes from Reaper. I open the first and am greeted by a bunch of pink foam. I dig around and find nothing. I dig some more and find...more nothing! At this point I think maybe someone at Reaper is punking me. I dig to the very bottom and finally find a couple blisters, it's the Reapercon Sophies I ordered. The other box is packed, it has the t-shirt and all the other swag from the convention. Maybe Reaper can smuggle the vampire order into Canada in pieces, since these boxes seem to make it across the border just fine.

 

Small individual orders are probably a bit different of a situation than shipping the big pallet that they had originally intended to do. A wave of hundreds of orders hitting the border at once is also much more likely to draw the attentions of our friends at customs :(

 

I think we need to hit 10 pages before we get an official response :P Trying to be patient, but it's getting hard!

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