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John3xvi
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I have just recieved a quote from a Singapore company, and also two USA companies, one of which has their production in China.

However after giving the figures the quote says (FOB CHINA) which I now understand to mean PLUS the cost of freight from China to USA.

I know there is no fixed price and a number of reasons for a fluctuation in price, but can anyone give me a rough idea as to how much 5,000
10 1/2" X 10 1/2" X 3" boxes will cost to the east or the west coast of the USA?

Thanks,

John.

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Re: Far east quotes

John3xvi wrote:

I know there is no fixed price and a number of reasons for a fluctuation in price, but can anyone give me a rough idea as to how much 5,000
10 1/2" X 10 1/2" X 3" boxes will cost to the east or the west coast of the USA?

Thanks,

John.

Not to sound harsh, but this is exactly the kind of thing you need to ask the company you're getting the quotes from. They should be able to give you an estimate of these costs. If they can't, they should at least be able to point you in the right direction.

-Darke

Anonymous
Far east quotes

Your Import Broker will have the details for you and the costs as well as taxes.

Pay the extra for a better broker dont scrimp and save there. That is a shark infested waters there and dependant upon whether you are paying in LOC or wire transfer DOUBLECHECK when you are paying....Make sure you can INSPECT them AFTER landing NOT at the docks. The quality in the Asia is not the same as USA. Know your facts and numbers and contacts or stay American for he few pennies/dollars more as one bad shipment could sink anyone with very little recourse when dealing with Asian countries for the foreign policies dont fall in the same category BUT then again I am no attorney.

Anonymous
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Hi, I am new to the board, so please be kind...
I have been reading the board quietly and would probably stay that way, but the comment posted by "leadingedge" has rubbed me the wrong way (slightly).
I do agree that one should work with the Import Broker to get shipping quotes, but I do disagree with the comments regarding Asian manufacturing. I am a sourcing agent and have been helping people with game (and other items) manufacturing in China since 1998. It is not true that the quality of games made in China is not as good as US made, but you do get what you pay for. I have made some excellent games that are selling well in the US and other world markets, and will always defend my factories. As far as "shark infested waters", yes you do have to be very careful - but that is my job....

Regards,
Yvonne

fashun_diva
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Far east quotes

I totally agree with Yvonne. You certainly get the quality that you're willing to pay for. My games are made in China and the thing that all our game reviewers concur on is the high production quality of our games.

You'll notice that those shoddy quality Made-in-China games that you see in your local toy store have a very low price point- i.e. they were meant to be cheap and hence the cheap production quality. Customers fully know that they get what they pay for as well.

As for the "shark- infested" waters- I think that's the case in whatever country/industry you're dealing with. Therefore for things like manufacturers, I only deal with companies recommended by others- and so far it's worked for me.

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