Author Topic: Heathkit Hero Robot as a Teardown  (Read 1211 times)

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Offline jonovid

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Heathkit Hero Robot as a Teardown
« on: April 02, 2017, 11:49:30 am »
someone needs to send in a 1980s heathkit hero robot to the Mailbag so,  Dave can do a teardown on it.
looks like this...\/
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Offline SeanB

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Re: Heathkit Hero Robot as a Teardown
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 07:04:30 pm »
Postal limits on mass might apply though, and shipping heavy stuff gets expensive to stupid rates very fast. Plus sending a 30kg parcel to Dave will likely result in him paying import duties on it, even if the declared value is close to zero they will thumb suck out a value for it.
 

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Re: Heathkit Hero Robot as a Teardown
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 07:08:07 pm »
Australian agencies aren't all that bad.  If it had some documentation accompanying it that showed it was an old hobbyist kit together with a reasonable value, I would not expect it to be an issue.

Shipping cost on the part of the sender, though....
 

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Re: Heathkit Hero Robot as a Teardown
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 07:47:51 pm »
KMass limit from here to Australia is 25kg, and using the cheapest sea mail large parcel option still is over $200 for that, with a delivery time of 3 to 6 months as well. Airfreight is faster, 3 weeks typical, but for the 25kg parcel it is close to $600, excluding things like tracking and insurance.
 


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