Author Topic: Can I trust oddballs.com?  (Read 4029 times)

Zac

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Can I trust oddballs.com?
« on: July 25, 2010, 04:20:41 pm »
I just found out that ordering from oddballs is a lot cheaper than from jugglingstore.com. I'm in California, does any one know how much shipping would cost from the UK? Thanks a bunch -NotSoNoobie    P.S. can anyone tell me their good/bad story's of oddballs and jugglingstore
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seán_

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 08:29:45 pm »
What, trust a company that's not from the good old US of A, are you mad?
As a UK based diaboloist I would have no problem recommending any of the UK major juggling  stores (oddballs, firetoys, butterfingers), or Sundia/Taibolo specialist Diabolomoves as I've dealt with and met the people who run/own these stores.

Shipping info is on the site
royal mail rates http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?mediaId=22700572&catId=400035 (though that might just be the p of p&p)

Bear in mind you may well be liable for import duties/taxes, you hear stories of people getting things from overseas without being picked up by customs but then again you also hear stories about people getting truly hammered by customs.


gir

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 09:28:40 pm »
I live in St. Louis, MO and I've ordered diabolos twice from Diabolomoves and sticks thrice from firetoys and I have never had any additional issues with customs. Maybe the shipper took care of it, but I don't think you will have any issues with customs.

Zac

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 09:40:32 pm »
Did you have to sign for those items? I just went ahead a bought 25 meters of string and a pair of henrys allys for 26 bucks! :-D I am amazed at how low the price was! Hopefuly the shippings fast. ;)
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gir

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 03:57:37 pm »
nope, I never had to sign for anything I ordered

ecuador16

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 07:12:13 pm »
you did check the conversion rates right? its usually more because the british pound is worth more than the dollar right now as far as i know so unless they are actually selling the product for way less ordering from the UK would be a good idea, i love ordering from diabolomoves but usually the conversion rate and shipping make it way to expensive otherwise nev would get all my money

edit, i checked some prices and stuff and it seems that ordering at least from oddballs would be cheaper for some stuff, other things not so much, it all depends if you are being charged customs charges which could be avoided if they are marked as gifts, something like a sundia sun is cheaper from oddballs than from jugglingstore.com but its even cheaper from this guy on ebay that sends them directly from hong kong or taiwan, but maybe not as reliable as oddballs

Zac

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 07:21:44 pm »
Where do you convert? The website did it for me. I just had to chose my currency before I stared to shop.
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ecuador16

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 08:55:53 pm »
Where do you convert? The website did it for me. I just had to chose my currency before I stared to shop.

i checked on google for the conversion rate and usually i just type in the amount in pounds and convert to dollars, do me a favor and make sure to post if you had to pay customs charges which is what would totally kill the cheap part of your purchase

Zac

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 11:05:20 pm »
ok I will tell you if I had to pay customs charges.I hope I wont have to. :-D
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Zac

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2010, 12:06:03 am »
OK  I did not have pay customs charges! yay!
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smoothassilk

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 01:08:23 pm »
when i bought juggling balls they gave me four al different and none the same as what i wanted, however i sent a letter and then got the ones i wanted. also buying taibolo super diabolo they gave me glary, but i'm not complaining is better than super!!

NightFang

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2010, 08:28:30 pm »
I've just ordered 2x25m of Henry's and some MB Xtreme Alu hand sticks. Hopefully i don't have any issues with customs, since im in South Africa. Though, when i got stuff from Homeofpoi.com i never had issues, so somehow i doubt i'll have issues this time round. Guess its just the endless wait for anything i order to arrive one day >.>

maxmaestro

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2010, 08:41:22 pm »
oddballs is really reliable has some of the best prices in the world and ships anywhere in the world  :-D

NightFang

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2010, 08:57:05 pm »
oddballs is really reliable has some of the best prices in the world and ships anywhere in the world  :-D

Yeah, after converting and stuff, they really seem to offer some of the best deals. One reason i ordered from them ;)

Fueltheflame

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Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2010, 10:19:18 pm »
Hey guys !!!

Oddballs have always been my main supplier and have always delivered on time and with everything i wanted. I had a slight problem with a poi once but their support was great and it was replaced within 2 days!

:) excellent place to go and to shop online with!

Juggle on :)

Alex