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« on: July 01, 2010, 11:00:12 AM »

Hi there,

  How are you all? Hope things are good, and summer brings great activities!

  Just a quick note -

  After some gruelling battle, we managed to coax lower shipment from UPS to USA and major EU destinations!

  The rate affected is up to 6kg, which means pack 1 kits, and small parts, would be cheaper to ship!

  Looking at the numbers, it should help a lot.

  I foresee another battle, maybe at the end of the year, for lower rates across the board (for pack2, as well as complete amps). Right now, please allow for both sides to rest and heal wounds and pride, first. Smiley

   For example: http://www.ceriatone.com/Rates/WebRev4/USA_4.htm

  At 5.5kg (OTS pack 1) - used to be nearly USD 70. Now it's only USD 45  to ship via UPS! Same 2-4 days fast service.

  The rates are actually taking effect next month for us, but we're publishing the rates immediately so you can start enjoying them. Sort of like a discount...

  Thank you for the continuous support. For your loyalty, rest assured we try our best to give the best prices. It is a bit hard currently, with all the cost increases for raw materials, but if there's a way, we will find it.

Thanks!

Nik
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 01:19:34 PM »

This is great news. I can't think of any other company that bends over backwards to to keep our costs down. I will be ordering something very soon. Thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 02:02:10 PM »


Thanks man!

Shipment is a thorny issue. It's not that much, but I think the effect is psychological.

Take a head with head cab, which is usually 25kg box size, thats abt 185 to USA.

Now, our amp, say OTS50 pack 4 + head cab, is 1150.

So it seems shipment is 10% of amp price.

Total would be abt 1350 or so.

This amount, all considered, is still low, compared to 2K+ amps of same type and quality.

But, with the new rates, it'd be more affordable for sure. After all, that is why we started this biz.

Thanks!

Nik

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 06:18:03 PM »

that is really cool! because i often visit ceriatone and if these shipping prices weren't that high i would have got a few amps from you already. i still believe you guys are probably the best of all amp kit developer / supplier.

nik i have one queston that really confused me but i never dare to ask. on some kits you have the same weight WITH and WITHOUT the trannies in some "Cabinet" sections. As example here:

http://www.ceriatone.com/productSubPages/BSJCM800_2204/BSJCM800_2204Cabinet.htm

In package 1 are the trannies and the choke not included but 25KG and in package 2 are these included at the same weight. Is this a mistake? because i think the weight of all the trannies is significant  Grin

This is only in the Cabinet Sections.

Cheers from Brighton UK
Randy
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 10:02:33 AM »

Randy

That is a good question but the answer is simple.

Shipment companies charge either ACTUAL weight or DIMENSIONAL weight, whichever is higher.

Think of it like this:

Say you want to send a small item weighing 1kg. Thats fine.

But say, you're sending a box the size of a car, but empty inside. Would they charge you still 1kg? No, they wont.

Instead, they will calculate the dimensional weight of the box.


The same goes for the amps.

If you choose to have the head cab (even by itself, nothing else), the box size needs to be considered.

Usually, for this type, we use Air Parcel (DHL Global Mail service). But with this service, there's no tracking and no insurance. And slower.

Air Parcel counts actual weight only (to some extent - they wont ship car sized box for 1kg still !:))

Hope this clears it up!

Thanks!

Nik
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