Splat, on 02 February 2012 - 06:43 AM, said:
On another note: I got an email from The Hut stating that my order
has been dispatched, and I should
get it in 7-14 days. I'll provide another update when my shipment arrives.
I just wanted to give you an update... I received my package from TheHut today! That only
took 25 days (not the 7-14 days that they said it should).
Actually that's not too bad considering that the shipping from the UK to Australia only cost GBP 1.98, and I wasn't expecting the package to arrive on time anyway (I've ordered from TheHut before, so I knew what to expect).
The package came in a plastic weave bag (similar material to a cheap plastic tarpaulin), which kept the moisture out... well mostly anyway - the brown box was still a bit damp. The brown box was also very squashed, but there was a reasonable amount of those big air bubble things inside. Unfortunately they didn't work, and one of the Lego boxes was a bit squashed. The other Lego box was mostly ok, but still slightly squashed too. Luckily I bought these to open and build, not to resell, so I'm not too concerned with the condition of the boxes.
Now I have this set
before it's release date in Australia and at a fraction of the cost of the Australian RRP (worked out to be AU$42.88 each, which includes shipping, and credit card fees - Australian RRP should be AU$69.99 - a saving of 38.7%).
Edit: fixed typo.
Edited by Splat, 15 February 2016 - 03:26 PM.