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Roger BW
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I'm willing to be the coordinator for a bulk pre-order to the United Kingdom.

Here's what I plan to do:

- Once preorders to the UK open, I estimate a cost per copy.
- You tell me how many copies you want.
- I order all of them.
- Once they arrive, I announce the final cost (based on sharing the customs fee equally).
- I send you bank details for money transfer. (SWIFT/IBAN/whatever.)
- When I get your money, I ship out your copies.
- If I don't get your money within a reasonable time (say three months), I offer the spares for sale.

Without an escrow service one of us has to trust the other, and I have a reputation to lose on this site.

This thread will be where I post updates.

Cost estimate for the current 14-game order, to be updated:
Game: $35 = £22.60
Credit card surcharge for foreign currency: £0.68
Postage to me in the UK: $6.35
VAT @ 20%: £4.52
Customs duty: SHOULD be zero, might be £5 or so
Collection fee: about £8 divided between all copies
Packing within the UK: ?? (I'll keep it minimal and re-use scrap card)
Postage within the UK: £2.78 (MyHermes, add up to £2.20 for compensation for loss)
Estimate so far: about £38
Actual cost without UK delivery: £35.21

Note that if you're near High Wycombe / Reading / Oxford / Cambridge I may be able to drop off your copy in person and save the UK postage/packing costs.
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Sounds good to me, thanks for stepping forward on this one.

Count me in.
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Count me in as interested. But without having to dig deep myself what's a base figure/price to work from ??
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It depends on their postage rate. Very roughly and not in any sort of binding way, I would guess somewhere around £30, but I'll be able to give a better estimate once UK/EU preorders open. I intend to be entirely open about the costs, but I won't be able to give exact numbers until (a) my credit card has been charged and I see what exchange rate they used that day and (b) I find out the customs fee total.
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Thanks for doing this.

I'd like a copy.
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I'd be interested in this option. Thanks.
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One copy for me please.
 
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One copy please.
 
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Conor Woods
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Definitely be interested once the costs are a bit more solidified.
 
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Yes please, I should like a copy too.

Thanks for organizing this, very much appreciated.
 
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Count me in on this too. I have a UK postal address that can be used.

Thanks for coordinating it!
 
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Sounds good, please count me in too!
 
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While expressions of interest are certainly welcome, I am still waiting to find out what the shipping to the UK will cost...
 
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I think the idea is that you have a way of gauging the likely quantity for shipping cost estimation purposes. It looks like at least 10 of us are interested at a forecast price point of £30 per copy.
 
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I'm updating the first post as I get information. At this point I don't expect it to be less than £32.50 per copy unless the dollar collapses before I put in the order.
 
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I'd like a copy too, please.
 
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I'd like to be in too.
 
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Jon Axe
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Please count me in too.
 
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Put me down as interested too please thumbsup
 
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Yes, I've just seen this and would be very interested in a pre-order. Thanks for arranging it
 
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Updated UK postage cost in the first post, based on estimated shipping weight.

My intention is that you choose how much compensation you want to add. The MyHermes options are:

(1) base cost - three delivery attempts, up to £25 compensation.

(2) base cost + £1 - three delivery attempts, try to get a signature, up to £25 compensation.

(3) base cost + £2.20 - three delivery attempts, try to get a signature, up to £100 compensation.

I will leave that choice up to your individual discretion: if the package doesn't arrive, I keep your money (because it would cost more to return it) and you claim as much compensation as you're entitled to. I should say that the 30-odd packages I've sent via MyHermes before have all arrived. So it's up to you.
 
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Add me on to this list of UK orders too please, thanks for putting this bulk option together.
 
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Add me to the list too, please.
 
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Shipping to the UK is now available on Lumenaris' website. For a single copy of the game, it's quite rough, but it gets much better as the quantity goes up.

Trying out different quantities, here's what I'm seeing:
qty shipping / game
1 $ 68.69
2 $ 36.22
5 $ 18.23
10 $ 11.73
20 $ 8.48


According to the UK's tariff website, board games have no import duties (I think), but they're still subject to VAT.
 
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I'd like to grab a copy
 
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