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Initial post: Dec 20, 2012 8:39:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2012 8:44:56 AM PST
DanG says:
Why is CzechArtSupplies allowed to advertise on Amazon when they dont even ship to America? I cannot complete a purchase to them, I get redirected by Amazon to enter another shipping address (to somewhere closer to Czech Republic, I presume) But there is no warning on any of their product pages.

I was not allowed to purchase any of SEVERAL Koh-i-noor mechanical pencils they posted for sale.

Koh-i-noor 5201CL Versatil All Metal Lead Holder with Sharpener and Clip.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056AS50Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=A1WV9F1AEB0K28

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054XT3L0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A1WV9F1AEB0K28

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:12:42 AM PST
OldAmazonian says:
http://www.koh-i-noor.cz/en

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 9:13:09 AM PST
Bixillarla says:
It is a restriction by the 3rd party seller not Amazon. 3rd party sellers can select which regions they are willing to ship to.

Amazon is a international company, just because they are based in the US not all products can be purchased by US residents. The same goes for any country, not all items can be shipped to other countries.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:47:43 AM PST
DanG says:
OldAmazonian says:
" http://www.koh-i-noor.cz/en "

That doesn't help, they want Euros

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:56:08 AM PST
If you're paying online, you'll be charged the equivalent in USD to your credit card. It doesn't matter that you'll be billed in in Euros. Just make sure your CC company allows international transactions or you may get a fraud alert and/or a phone call. There may also be an international transaction fee by your CC company.

I've bought from Europe before and they bill in Euros but your CC just gets charged whatever the exchange rate is when the transaction goes through.

HTH!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 9:59:28 AM PST
DanG says:
Yeah, except when it says:
"Available from these sellers.
2 new from $5.50"

I expect it to be available from 2 Sellers.
Not one.
There should be a disclaimer attached to products not available here.
Like "Yankees need not apply"

Or they should post their products on www.amazon.co.uk
AMAZON could put a little note on their products, like:
"This dealer has chosen not to sell to America"

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 10:08:29 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2012 10:09:05 AM PST
Grumbler says:
they did it just to cause you confusion and anxiety.

ah the life of a shopahaulic.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 10:10:29 AM PST
tonyS says:
And there are American sellers who chose not to sell out of this country. YOU do know that there are some people in the USA that buy things online to have delivered OUTSIDE of the USA?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 10:16:09 AM PST
DanG says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 10:36:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2012 10:37:24 AM PST
DanG says:
OK, I should NOT have said "Why are they allowed to advertise on Amazon".

BUT, their irrelevant products should be Flagged as Unavailable to me and other Americans who have better things to do than waste time clicking and waiting for something that can never be.
Amazon knows they are not an option, make a little note or put a Czech flag next to their stuff.
Or an American flag with a slash through it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 10:37:40 AM PST
You might try checking out penciltalk dot com

There are rather a few posts there from people finding sources for hard-to-find pencils (mechanical and other) at either US sites that import or Euro sites that export easily. Koh-i-noor is one of the easier brands to locate items to ship to the U.S.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 10:38:11 AM PST
tonyS says:
Well, maybe with that caveot I might side with you on this one, since it IS the US site.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 10:38:53 AM PST
tonyS says:
And, since we do use a lot of the mechanical pencils, what makes this one so superior?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 10:48:16 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 11:00:11 AM PST
What America would they mean by that?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 11:33:32 AM PST
DanG says:
Q:
"What America would they mean by that?"

A:
USA

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 11:40:02 AM PST
On the chance that you're not either a troll or just someone trying to make a silly, political statement, Amelia,, I'll give you some pointers. Typical usage is generally as follows. This should help you understand what people are saying.

America = The United States
North America = Canada, the United States, Mexico
South America = Venezuela, Chile, and everything in between
Central America = Guatemala, Panama, and everything in between
The Americas = All of the above

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 11:50:20 AM PST
OldAmazonian says:
Another good brand:

Caran D'ache Fixpencil 2mm Mechanical Pencil Red

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 11:54:54 AM PST
DanG says:
Q:
"And, since we do use a lot of the mechanical pencils, what makes this one so superior?"

A:
I haven't tried this one, I was willing to try a new one for $6 and free shipping...But, maybe not the same one for $6 plus $5 shipping (appx)

I may have to pay this much eventually, I have some expensive watercolor pencils and Prismacolor broken tips that I want a holder for. They range from 3 to 4 mm leads and these may not even fit for this purpose, so I would risk the lower price. I could always use them for sketchwork (I already have mech pencils I could use for that, but wont work with my broken tips).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 11:58:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2012 12:01:49 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
Caran D'ache Fixpencil 3Mm 33

My old Caran D'Ache holders have smooth bore 3-jaw chucks that work great with softer drawing leads. Been using them since the 1960s. They used to be more reasonably priced.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 12:00:55 PM PST
DanG says:
Heh, thats WAY out of my league.

...and still just 2mm.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 12:07:22 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
Maybe not so out of your league when shipping is included. They used to be more reasonably priced before the brand became a yuppie snoot-head favorite.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 1:21:22 PM PST
DanG says:
$23 is wayyy too much

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 1:36:03 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
You can look for something cheaper. I'm sure you'll find it.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 1:39:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2012 1:51:07 PM PST
K. Rowley says:
Why not buy somewhere else?

http://www.dickblick.com/brands/koh-i-noor/

http://www.kohinoorusa.com/

Similar 2mm lead holder... Staedtler Mars 780 Technical Mechanical Pencil, 2mm. 780BK
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