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Topic # 138763 16-Jan-2014 00:58 Send private message

Hey guys
Has anyone dealt with these guys in regards to electronics in the past year or so?
All the reviews I can find on the net are super old, and I'm after a specific USB microphone - the ATR2500.

I'm under the impression that they act as a middle man between us and the states? 

How long does shipping generally take? 

anything else I need to know?

Cheers guys

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  Reply # 967887 16-Jan-2014 01:40

Surely you'd be better off buying directly from Amazon.com?

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATR2500-USB-Cardioid-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B004QJREXM/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

The listing for Amazon.com states "Usually ships within 1 to 4 months" which seems a little strange, mind you (although it's AmazonGlobal eligible which makes things easier). Other options would be to buy from an Amazon Marketplace seller and ship via Youshop. Both options would be cheaper than Fishpond.

I've used fishpond recently to buy a solar charger, but only because the item wasn't AmazonGlobal eligible and it wouldn't have been any cheaper using youshop. Took about 3 weeks IIRC.




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  Reply # 967889 16-Jan-2014 02:27 Send private message

I didn't realize I could ship it straight from Amazon, thanks for that link.
But that 1-4 months seems strange. I haven't any experience with YouShop, and unfortunately as many people know, time is money! 
I wonder if it's more towards the month scale rather than 4 months .. Ah, it's a diceroll.

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  Reply # 967933 16-Jan-2014 08:52 Send private message

I heartily endorse YouShop. Some of their pricing seems a little nebulous, but it's reliable and doesn't take too long.

There are a few subsidiary stores on the Amazon page for the ATR2500 who supposedly have it in stock for the same price. "A Top Shelf" will ship direct to NZ, albeit for ~NZ$30 more than Amazon themselves.

Amazon does appear to ship this directly, which is unusual as they won't for most electronics.

From what I've seen in the past, FishPond seem to do a lot of dropshipping, a good chunk of their stock is "via UK supplier", I've ordered a couple of things and while it's taken a wee while, I've not had any issues, and the pricing tends to be pretty reasonable.





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  Reply # 968139 16-Jan-2014 13:30

stevenz: Amazon does appear to ship this directly, which is unusual as they won't for most electronics.


This is a bit of a common misconception. Amazon ships a surprising range of electronics.

http://www.amazon.com/International-Shipping-Direct/b?node=230659011

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=Global_hp_shopcat_elect?node=239093011&pf_rd_p=1647494722&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=230659011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1S54MMB364EKG9H5YZFE

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