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StewMax Membership and Free Shipping

Post by Allen » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:19 pm

I just go a notice as an email. Perhaps because I have a luthiers account that gives me big discounts on regular prices. Don't know if the general public will get this offer. But here is the link and a heads up.

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Post by Steve.Toscano » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:58 pm

i got the same. although already a stewmax member, so the only change is free (slow) shipping.

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Post by kiwigeo » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:27 pm

Just got the email as well.
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Post by Lillian » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:42 am

I joined about two months ago. It's paid for itself twice over in free shipping and the discounted books and media.
The free shipping is slow for me as well. It takes it at least a week to go from Ohio to PNW. But the discounted price for two day shipping is more than reasonable. It's what I would have spent for shipping anyway.

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Post by TallDad71 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:39 am

For us in the UK the issue isn’t shipping costs it import taxes. Customs duty gets applied to the value of the goods 12%, then Value Added Tax 20% gets added to the value of everything including delivery and customs charges.

Typically items cost 30-40% more than the price paid on the site. I go to many lengths to source from elsewhere or make my own.
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Post by jfmckenna » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:16 am

I'm going on my second year with it now. It pays for itself fast. This year I have not taken much advantage of it but if you plan on ordering even 3 or 4 times a year it at least pays for itself and then if you forgot to order that jack plate or something you just order it and don't worry about it.

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Post by Dave Higham » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:11 am

TallDad71 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:39 am
For us in the UK the issue isn’t shipping costs it import taxes.
Haven't been around the Luthier Forums (Fora ?) for a year or so as I don't have a workshop any more, so I'm a bit out of touch.
But I noticed recently that Madinter in Spain are selling quite a lot of Stewmac stuff.
I haven't compared prices, so I don't know if it would be cheaper ordering from them, not having to pay customs duty, and of course that will only last until Bojob takes you out of the EU. :cry:

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Post by TallDad71 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:42 pm

Excellent find, thanks very much for posting this Dave. Four happy shopping months left. Sad shopping months to follow thereafter.
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Post by peter.coombe » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:41 am

I am also into my second year of this. Pays for itself quickly, but the free shipping is slow, very slow now.
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Post by Steve.Toscano » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:41 pm

peter.coombe wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:41 am
I am also into my second year of this. Pays for itself quickly, but the free shipping is slow, very slow now.

I do the flat rate expedited option for ~$30 on every order now.
This way most orders arrive within a week (even in the current climate).

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Post by kiwigeo » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:18 pm

A week to get stuff from the US to Australia.....while good old Aussie Post takes a couple of weeks to get stuff across the country.

Steve.Toscano wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:41 pm
peter.coombe wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:41 am
I am also into my second year of this. Pays for itself quickly, but the free shipping is slow, very slow now.

I do the flat rate expedited option for ~$30 on every order now.
This way most orders arrive within a week (even in the current climate).
Martin

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Re: StewMax Membership and Free Shipping

Post by blackalex1952 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:06 am

A week to get stuff from the US to Australia.....while good old Aussie Post takes a couple of weeks to get stuff across the country.
Re Australia post: I just sent a hand made wooden spoon to my daughter: $8.50! Plus one jar of marmalaide (I shouldn't have mentioned to her that I had made some, as my other kids wanted one each as well :$12.50 each!
Aust post has recorded a record profit lately but IMOP needs to charge less in order to help our economy. ENOUGH!!!!
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