Anyone buy internationally from Bal Paris? + new delivery charge!

abitobling

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Were you OK with sending copy of your passport and credit card?

BTW, heard today that new policy at all Bal stores (for international delivery at least) - delivery charge is now 10% of puchase price!
 

TMitch6542

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That sounds really high for shipping. It means that a bag that sells for 995 Euro would cost 99.50 euro to ship. That is about $140.00 which to me is ridiculous. I don't think I could make myself pay that for shipping, especially when you know it doesn't cost them even half of that amount.
 
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Sounds very silly when the bags aren't that heavy, and on top of that there is the customs/brokerage fees! Not worth to buy from them at all.
 
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Wow, I am so glad I bought my Pom from Cannes before this went into effect! I was charged 45EU for shipping via DHL -- but there's no way I would've paid 10% of the purchase price!
 

abitobling

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It may have been 8%, not 10%, but still! (looking at the numbers I wrote down, I'm bad at math - looks like 8)!
 
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Yes, this is correct! I was going to purchase a bag from them, that was 1082 EU but just figured out shipping and it's $143. US dollars!!! That is just insane! Think I will wait it out and try to find the bag elsewhere...
 

foxymom

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im also emailing cynthia of bal cannes and she did say shipping cost is 10% of item. its insane!
 

avia

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and dont forget ladies expect a customs duty tax fee from DHL in few months.
 

daly15

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FYI, I just bought a bag from Bal Cannes last Saturday and paid 1107.86 plus 45 shipping (euros).
 

TMitch6542

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im also emailing cynthia of bal cannes and she did say shipping cost is 10% of item. its insane!
They must not want to sell to international buyers. The price they are charging is ridiculous for such an expensive bag. They should have some kind of flat rate shipping rate based upon country of recipient. And they should not be trying to make a profit on the shipping. They make plenty of profit on the bags themselves.
 

mochiblure

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I just purchased several items from them on Monday, shipping was 50 euros. I wouldn't pay 10% of the purchase price for shipping, that is definitely too much. I wonder why they made this change?
 

abitobling

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probably so many international buyers, they figured they don't need so many + hassle of international shipping. i did hear it was all bal boutiques, not just cannes