OUCH! You guys must pay dearly for a lot of stuff.
Shipping on this unit was about $30us for a 3000mile ship from the US port, so I have to believe they are absorbing some of the shipping.
I did a lot of checking into this deal before I forked over 400 bucks, They are bringing in containers of these from China (and the larger models) to the Port of LosAngeles California, so we only pay trucking from there, still it’s the full width of the US to New York where I live, and they’re shipping it for $30?? That’s 10 cents a mile!
Wholesale cost on these out of China has to be <$300 for any money to be made after shipping, paperwork and freight handling. Guess they are earning it.
Surprising they aren’t doing the same thing for South Africa, it’s a big place and you’d think they could sell them there. Maybe it’s a customs issue with the number of countries they would have to sell to?
Sounds like you’re paying door to door and that’s a killer.
Guess we don’t appreciate how well off we are in a lot of ways.