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Just now, Cyradis said:

I am making wild guestimates as to what day my box will arrive, based off how long it takes to drive from Denton to Calgary, then Calgary to Vancouver, and how much the postage system loves to fart around. 

 

I estimate that I have ~3 weeks to learn to use my airbrush better! 

What are you planning to airbrush?

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IMO Reaper has always had a communication/PR problem due to the way that they choose to structure the dissemination of information. ie. We can't post an update because it's not update day. We can't gi

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1 minute ago, Pineapple said:

What are you planning to airbrush?

 

Priming and base coating The Big Stuff. Just got pointers to make the airbrush work as intended, and now I see the appeal. Fortunately I only made mangled surfaces on WizKids accessories, aka "Wizard S***". Bookshelves and the like. 

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Picking of Canadian orders to start Thursday. Many Yays!!

Going to UPS Hubs in Calgary and Toronto. Oh oh. I’ve not had pleasant experiences with UPS in the past. Been charged excessive handling fees.

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Yey they mentioned Brexit and believe that they won't collide with it, which means all non-UK orders shipped from that hub are planned to leave before April 12th. Stuff from the Reaper UK store usually arrives within 3-4 days, so time to empty the painting queue :bday:

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

Picking of Canadian orders to start Thursday. Many Yays!!

Going to UPS Hubs in Calgary and Toronto. Oh oh. I’ve not had pleasant experiences with UPS in the past. Been charged excessive handling fees.

 

When I worked at the hat shop, they had a terrible reputation. They'd crush the boxes. Crushing boxes of stiff hats is thoroughly saddening. Some hats bounce back. The stiff ones don't. 

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Little sad that shipping won't begin till the 8th but the schedule they gave makes sense as to why it is still a bit off.  Also it is only a week and a half till that begins and things from Reaper usually take 2-3 days to get to me and I am Wave 1 so there is a chance I will get it on the week of the 8th (if they don't run out of Frost Giants ::):).  

 

It was a good update though it feels like they finally laid everything out and now we are all on the same page.  

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13 hours ago, Dan Goodchild said:

 

I'd heard that Canada was going to be a separate pick but that instead of palletizing them and reshipping from a fulfillment center here they were shipping directly.

That would also explain the two week buffer for a US-bound Wave 1 shipment.

What I recall hearing on a previous Reaper Live (last weeks?) was that the plan was to pick all the Canadian packages, load them into trucks, and haul them directly yo two separate mail hubs in Canada and then process them directly into Canadian Mail.

 

Edit: I'd have to go relisten to the update but I've seen several folks mention UPS hubs instead of Canadian Mail . . . 

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11 minutes ago, NecroMancer said:

Little sad that shipping won't begin till the 8th but the schedule they gave makes sense as to why it is still a bit off.  Also it is only a week and a half till that begins and things from Reaper usually take 2-3 days to get to me and I am Wave 1 so there is a chance I will get it on the week of the 8th (if they don't run out of Frost Giants ::):).  

 

It was a good update though it feels like they finally laid everything out and now we are all on the same page.  

 

I agree. I am glad they clarified what's going on and why they've set it up the way they have. 

 

For what it is worth, it is a 29 hour drive from Denton to Calgary. 

 

It is then another 11.5 hours to the coast. 

 

I anticipate ~10 days from sending the Canada trucks on the road to get my box here, as a fast estimate. 3ish to Calgary, 2 to the coast, plus five days of postage farting around. Probably will be longer though. 

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57 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

Picking of Canadian orders to start Thursday. Many Yays!!

Going to UPS Hubs in Calgary and Toronto. Oh oh. I’ve not had pleasant experiences with UPS in the past. Been charged excessive handling fees.

 

It's the same method they did last time. I don't remember anyone from Canada saying they got charged extra fees from UPS, not saying it didn't happen just that no one hear mentioned it IIRC.

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8 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

A panel van of Foster's Ale has been parked near the site of the kidnapping, with the keys left in the ignition.

 

This will never work, no Australians will touch Fosters, given its location I’d suggest you try XXXX. ::P:

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1 hour ago, nakos said:

 

It's the same method they did last time. I don't remember anyone from Canada saying they got charged extra fees from UPS, not saying it didn't happen just that no one hear mentioned it IIRC.

I didn't.  In theory, because Reaper are registered as an importer and they are bringing it across the boarder, we shouldn't get hit with any additional fees.  In theory. 

1 hour ago, NomadZeke said:

 

Is that experience telling you how the bones taste? What bout the paint that you could order too? 

Maybe... 

And I don't think I ordered any paint.  shipping paint when it's really cold out isn't a good idea so I tend to avoid it when things are supposed to ship during the colder months.  And I just checked and I did order one set of paint...  hmm...  will have to taste it and hope it didn't freeze too badly during it's travels. 

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