The bad news - my updated Allied invoice shows an $86.10 shipping charge from the US to Canada
That has got to be wrong and I have made an inquiry to Allied
Edit - Allied responded to my inquiry already (quick service I must say
) and is adjusting my shipping charge down to $19.00. Still rather high but better than $86.10
I am having a similar irritating experience with Allied.
Ordered one Pi and the Pi Plate Enclosure
for an invoice total of $46.65
Yesterday, a "zing" from Allied hits my credit card for $82.45 !
After way too much phone calling and question asking, I get this lame explanation:
Allied has not actually charged the card. It has been authorized for the 82.45 as they estimate the product, tax and freight upload. It doesn’t get charged until the product ships.
So far, one day later, its still shows as a "pending charge" on my credit card.
$35.80 for tax and whatever-freight-upload-is from Texas to, in my case, Maryland ?
For that kind of price, I would expect to see a gold plated limo to roll up to my house, have Dolly Parton step out and present me with my Pi on a silver platter accompanied by a busty hug and a sloppy kiss. But then I do not expect much
To quote the great comedian Red Skelton:
You can always tell a Texan. Not much, but you can always tell one.