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Group Buy: Armor from Pinball.Center (deadline noonCST 7/5/20)


By Zitt

89 days ago



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#1 89 days ago

I need to do another group buy for Pinball Armor and Side Rails from Pinball.Center by the end of this holiday weekend. I need 5 confirmed customers to participate in this group buy. Here are the terms as I understand them so you know what you are getting into. This is your chance to get this armor as it isn't offered here in the states; and Pinball.Center does not ship to the USA.

First the products - Limited to in-stock items available at Pinball.Center:

Side Rails:
https://www.pinball.center/en/search?sSearch=rail&p=1&o=2

Games: Spider-Man, Star Trek, LOTR, Batman, Simpsons Pinball Party, Metallica, POTC, TRON, KISS, Iron Man, Transformers, Avatar, GOT, XMEN, Ghostbusters, Aerosmith, ACDC, Star Wars, GOTG, Deadpool, Beatles, Iron Maiden, Munsters, Jurassic, Elvis, Sopranos, BKSOR, Terminator3, Elvira_HoH

Hinge Sets:
https://www.pinball.center/en/search?sSearch=hinge&p=1&o=2

Here are the terms - understanding the terms below are a "ball park" as to what you'd expect to pay and will vary based upon final exchange rate between Euros and USD and final shipping from Germany and to you.

Side Rails are expensive to ship from Germany because they are long and narrow. They can't be shipped with other items because they do damage to items packed with it. Shipping generally is 139 euros but its the same if you order 1 set or 5 sets. There is a limit of 5 sets per order due to weight and overseas packing. As a result; we can only order in multiples of 5... but they can be a mix of any instock armor sets. This shipping charge will be shared among all the group buy participants. Meaning, 5 armor sets... 139/euros/5 sets... or 27.8euros/armor set. If you order more than one armor set; it's the number * 27.8.

Item price will be Pinball.Center's posted retail price at time of order with currency conversion. The euro to USD conversion would be whatever the currently paypal transfer rate is at the time of order. Last time paypal's exchange rate was: 0.87 but will vary.

You'd be responsible for actual shipping charges from me to you via UPS. I ship this armor stretch wrapped to a particle board to that is will survive UPS's handling... How do I know? this is the reason I'm doing this new group buy. I have shipped 10 sets of armor to people here within the domestic USA... and 9 have been received without damage. The latest method is an improvement based upon learning by UPS.
Anyway; Due to weight and length requirements... Most shipments for a single set of armor has cost about $45. I won't be able to give you an exact quote until the part is here, I have your physical address, and it can be weighed.

Finally; You pay the 3.5% fees from paypal as a separate line item for the total of the order.

I'm happy to send a real estimate via paypal. Please post here and /or send me a private PM with what you want and your paypal address. I'll happily send an estimate via Paypal's estimate system.

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#2 89 days ago

July 3rd mid day bump. Reminder I need to finalize this group buy by Sunday afternoon.

#3 87 days ago

Hope everyone is having a great 4th of July.
Be safe out there!

1 month later
#4 30 days ago

Since I didn't have any takers - I needed to fill out the order so I have the following sets available on my site for immediate purchase:

_Elvira's House of Horrors (side rails)
Guardians of The Galaxy - complete set (Rails & hinges - 4 piece Set)
Metallica_- complete set (Rails & hinges - 4 piece Set)
Star_Trek (side rails)

I'm unlikely to do another Armor buy - due to lack of interest. This may be your only opportunity to get this armor since it isn't sold here in the USA.

Added 25 days ago:

Elvira side rails -- sold.

#5 24 days ago

Elvira's House of Horrors (side rails) are now out of stock - sold.

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