OK first off I try to support NZ sites/companies when products are available and reasonably priced. Taking into account their cost to import, product support, need for profit etc - and how much that would cost me if the overseas sourced product went pear shaped on me.
I've give-up trying to by things from places like amazon and some others that try to charge high shipping prices. My last attempt was a sub $10 item with a $60 shipping price!! They never used to be that expensive from memory with book purchases 10 years ago.
A couple of sites do free shipping - Totally transparent pricing - That works for me. But not all.
Q1 - Has anyone found a truly reliable forwarding company from the US. The prices are easy to review but not the reliability/service as almost every positive and some negative review I've seen stinks of viral/fake postings.
Q2 - Any other helpful thoughts on this subject
Q3 - Lastly just on the off chance someone else loves rope:) - Anyone know of an Auckland store (or NZ site with low freight costs) that sells decent paracord (5mm dia nylon braided rope with 5-7 internal twisted strands
My old roll I acquired when I was in, is almost gone... I miss it:(
Cheers guys and girls.