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    New Widowmaker Statue



    So this is a thing I must own.

    Some new info about the 'collectables' range as well here: http://gear.blizzard.com/blizzard-collectibles

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    Widowmaker figure: 150$
    Shipping to EU: 86$
    Vat taxes: 37,5$ or 59$ ( depending on if the tax is on the product itself or product + shipping)

    Actual total cost for EU citizens: 273,5$ to 295$
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    Actual total cost for U.S citizens: 150$ ( they get free shipping)

    So just like that Blizzard Entertainment shits all over their European fans.
    Last edited by Tiase; 2017-03-29 at 10:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiase View Post
    Widowmaker figure: 150$
    Shipping to EU: 86$
    Vat taxes: 37,5$ or 59$ ( depending on if the tax is on the product itself or product + shipping)

    Actual total cost for EU citizens: 273,5$ to 295$
    vs
    Actual total cost for U.S citizens: 150$ ( they get free shipping)

    So just like that Blizzard Entertainment shits all over their European fans.
    VAT is only charged on the value of the product, not the shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiase View Post
    Widowmaker figure: 150$
    Shipping to EU: 86$
    Vat taxes: 37,5$ or 59$ ( depending on if the tax is on the product itself or product + shipping)

    Actual total cost for EU citizens: 273,5$ to 295$
    vs
    Actual total cost for U.S citizens: 150$ ( they get free shipping)

    So just like that Blizzard Entertainment shits all over their European fans.
    Yeah, that's another statue I'd love to buy but just won't because I don't really wish to pay a fuckton of additional money...

    I'll wait until an European guy/company puts it on Amazon/eBay at a reasonable price, as usual

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    ordered to add to my collection
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicka View Post
    VAT is only charged on the value of the product, not the shipping.
    So that makes it 273.5$ for Europeans then.
    Still expensive as hell.

    What's worse, I just tried to check other countries.
    For Belgium and Germany the price is about 27 dollar for shipping but for denmark it all of a suddenly spikes up to 86.
    How the fuck does that work. We're in the EU and not much further away than Germany yet the price just about triples for shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiase View Post
    So that makes it 273.5$ for Europeans then.
    Still expensive as hell.

    What's worse, I just tried to check other countries.
    For Belgium and Germany the price is about 27 dollar for shipping but for denmark it all of a suddenly spikes up to 86.
    How the fuck does that work. We're in the EU and not much further away than Germany yet the price just about triples for shipping.
    That is really strange, it's $27 for shipping to the UK too. You have any friends or relatives across the border you could get it posted to?

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    on shipping.. I don't know when you last shipped to Europe from US, but holy mother of god, the prices shipping companies charge for international shipping are absolutely bonkers. even with business discount, they are STILL bonkers. so its not that Blizzard is screwing over international companies. its whatever makes prices so high (I think its our insane export policies/fees)

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    I get it why Soldier 76 was in the CE box

    Because the real money is in these beauties....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicka View Post
    That is really strange, it's $27 for shipping to the UK too. You have any friends or relatives across the border you could get it posted to?
    I've checked shipping prices for other countries too. It seems like Denmark, Sweden and Norway have a shipping cost of $86 while countries like the UK, Belgium and Germany only have 27.
    I have no idea if this is some weird Nordic tax on shipping from the U.S.
    Then on top of that I still have to pay VAT tax too :')

    I have family in Belgium and a friend in Germany but having my friend send it from Germany to DK will also cost money and then we're almost at the same price as it'd be if I just directly shipped it here i bet and I have no idea when my relatives from Belgium would ever drop by.
    *sigh*

    I thought perhaps if I bought a figure with a friend here in Denmark who also wanted it that the shipping might be down but lol no. They just double the price for shipping then. If blizzard would just open a store somewhere in the EU then there wouldn't be any problems =(

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    Don't forget any potential import charges too, from bringing in items from outside of the EU region that you can potentially get hit with too, just as that extra kick while you're down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfectdoll View Post
    Don't forget any potential import charges too, from bringing in items from outside of the EU region that you can potentially get hit with too, just as that extra kick while you're down.
    Yeah, usually 20%, plus handling fees for paying the courier for the privilege of paying. Looks like it's going to set me back £180. C'est la vie.

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    Well the only context I'll see this statue in is in hot glue pictures on /v/. I'm not too fussed, I don't really know what I'd do with a Widowmaker statue. I'd much rather have Junkrat. Besides, it's much too expensive since Blizzard hates Denmark, apparently*.


    *Maybe it's PostNord? Isn't that the only thing Denmark, Norway and Sweden have in common?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vomlix View Post
    Well the only context I'll see this statue in is in hot glue pictures on /v/.


    It's a neat statue though. Wish I had a decent place to display this and had an extra money to buy it. Now, if Blizzard could just move away from Offense characters and start popping out support statues (Mercy perhaps?) then I'd be a happy healer.
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    Kill Ping Online Store is also offering best overwatch character statues and action figures on best price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakpower View Post


    It's a neat statue though. Wish I had a decent place to display this and had an extra money to buy it. Now, if Blizzard could just move away from Offense characters and start popping out support statues (Mercy perhaps?) then I'd be a happy healer.
    To be fair, Widowmaker is counted as Defence, not Offence. But I agree, a Mercy statue would be wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by By the Emperor View Post
    To be fair, Widowmaker is counted as Defence, not Offence. But I agree, a Mercy statue would be wonderful.
    Me = Derp. Mercy statue = Win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicka View Post
    I wish I was rich.[/url]
    I think that outfit requires you to become a widow maker yourself. It looks pretty cool though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicka View Post
    I wish I was rich.
    Omg that's really neat. I wish I was actually good with Widow lol

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