Where to buy Streamlight Scorpion?

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Hey Aussie I think you missed the PS at the bottom of Connor's post, that's higher than the price he can buy one for in Germany.

CopQuest currently charge $39.95 for the scorpion plus $14 for shipping to Europe by Global Priority US Mail (5 - 7 days)

Total price = US$53.95
 

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It has free shipping.
It's only a fiver over his quote.
If imports are treated like they are in the UK, he saves the VAT fee, import duty and customs handling fee.

So he might be interested.
 

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Fair points Aussie, have used Toolshop myself in the past and always had good service, but I still think a better deal may be possible via US import.

I just edited my earlier post, so far the cheapest (shipped) price I can find is $53.95
 

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Thanks for the replies 'Aussie Daniel' and 'x-ray',

I know toolshop.de - and several other shops in Germany that sell the Scorpion in the $76-81 range. I am just plainly refusing to pay ~$80 for a flashlight that sells for $30-40 in the USA! Concerning import taxes: I am usually lucky and my packages don't get picked ;-) But even if they do, the taxes are only about ~20% - that's still a lot cheaper than buying it here.

All I need to do is to find a shop with modest international shipping fees - I *know* it's possible to send *insured* packages to Germany quite cheap (e.g. USPS Global Priority Mail "Variable Weight Box" for US$10 - this thing is large enough to put 3 Scorpions in it!) ... but all the shops I found so far seem to insist to use UPS or FedEx at shipping rates between $50-85, which is really insane. :-(

Anyone who could help me with this, please?

-Connor
 

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Originally posted by x-ray:
Hey Aussie I think you missed the PS at the bottom of Connor's post, that's higher than the price he can buy one for in Germany.

CopQuest currently charge $39.95 for the scorpion plus $14 for shipping to Europe by Global Priority US Mail (5 - 7 days)

Total price = US$53.95
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Woot! Thanks bunches, 'x-ray'!
I really like $54 (+taxes, if I'm not lucky again) much better than $81. :)
If I don't get any other replies, I will order the Scorpion at CopQuest.

-Connor
 

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You could always set up a search on ebay. As an example, this one recently went for $33.95 plus shipping: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=729698201

There seems to be a fairly regular supply of them for around that price or less, so you could get lucky, just depends if you can wait or not
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The other good thing is that I find most ebay sellers are quite flexible when it comes to overseas shipping options, unlike online retailers.
 

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Hello fellow addicts, ;-)

I am looking for a trustworthy online-shop where the Streamlight Scorpion is sold.

I live in Germany, so international delivery is required - the shipping fee should not exceed $15 (I know there are several options to send international *insured* packages for $7-12 but most shops only seem to offer shipment via UPS for $50+ ....)

Thanks in advance,

Connor

PS: The Scorpion costs €76 (=$76) in Germany, that's why I prefer to order directly from the US, if I find a shop with modest shipping fees, that is.
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Connor - try ebay. I'm in Australia and have pretty much the same probs with shopping and shipping as you do. I just got a Scorpion off an ebay vendor, $30.99. I was looking to buy from online stores but found they tend to ship the most expensive way too. With a private seller, you can hopefully specify what mode of shipping you want, and pay exactly just for that.

But in my case I had someone nice enough in Texas (thanks PlayboyJoe) to intercept the package locally and send it to me internationally.
 

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