Oct 29, 2009 at 12:55 pm #1240711
Patagonia has selected Merino at 60% off, in lots of sizes. Also some limited Capilene.
They will no longer ship to Australia, as there is now one Patagonia store in the country. If anyone is buying, are they able to buy me a couple of pieces and ship to Australia. I can Paypal to cover it.
PM, or post here I guess.
Thanks, RodOct 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm #1541355
Richard DeLongBPL Member
@legkohodLocale: Eastern Europe / Caucasus
Don't know if I'll be buying any personally, but I'd be happy to mail it to you. I routinely do this for friends in Russia and Ukraine.Oct 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm #1541368
Unfortunately Patagonia won't let me order on my card and ship to you, as it's an international card. They had no problem when I was shipping to myself in Australia, but require an international credit card to ship to the billing address. It's a fair call from their end, but doesn't help me out at all/
Hence my desire to piggyback on someone's order. Thanks for the offer though.
Regards, RodOct 30, 2009 at 7:59 pm #1541370
@pivvayLocale: Rocky Mountains
Sucks I didn't see this earlier, my wife ordered a couple things for herself. I'll still do it but you'll be out the double shipping to me still. I think you have my email already if you want to do this.
ChrisOct 30, 2009 at 8:53 pm #1541383
I also had a PM from another friend Jonathon, and I have organised an order with him.
Thanks very much for your kind offers.
Regards, RodOct 31, 2009 at 2:10 am #1541403
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> require an international credit card to ship to the billing address.
WEIRD! (Or abysmally ignorant.)
Because as far as I know, the Visacards and Mastercards issued in Australia are acceptable internationally. We don't differentiate. Certainly, mine have been accepted in America and Europe without question.
I suspect this concept is a peculiarly American one, as I have heard before of Americans finding they can only use their cards inside the USA.
CheersOct 31, 2009 at 3:56 am #1541406
Miguel ArboledaBPL Member
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Weird is right! There's no such thing as an "international credit card". Where in the world would you get such a card? All Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are international regardless of where you got them. They're all on the same international network.
I've used my Amex and Mastercard all over the world. The only problem I've had is when stores in the country I am in don't accept my Amex. Other than that, no problems at all, including ordering internationally.
Patagonia has localizations with their merchandise, though. Living in Japan I can't order from Patagonia in the States. I can only order from Patagonia, Japan. Really sucks.Oct 31, 2009 at 8:05 am #1541421
Bah. Went to buy some; wool 2 zip t was $32, great deal, but then shipping and handling was $8.50, + tax, added $11 to the cost. Still essentially half off, but geez, add 35% to the cost?Oct 31, 2009 at 12:07 pm #1541453
Brett PeughBPL Member
And they tax the shippingNov 3, 2009 at 7:16 pm #1542391
I probably should have created a new thread, but it seemed pertinent to this thread. I noticed a store on Kent St Sydney, Australia had a sale on merino products – 50% off.
I went and had a look. The shop was badly organised, but I'm sure if you got some assistance you could find what you want. It was near the catholic school, in between Bathurst St and Cross City Tunnel I think. You will see the sign in their window.Nov 3, 2009 at 7:31 pm #1542393
"I suspect this concept is a peculiarly American one, as I have heard before of Americans finding they can only use their cards inside the USA."
That's interesting. I've used my American-issued cards all over the world, both credit and debit. Used them while living in Germany from '89-'93. In fact, when I bicycled New Zealand back in '94, I remember using my debit card to withdraw money from some NZ bank. Worked like a charm.Nov 4, 2009 at 6:51 pm #1542816
Franco DarioliBPL Member
Two different points are discussed here.
One is that some cards are only local therefore cannot be used outside the country. For example here we used to have " Bankcard" .
The other is that your card number identifies the country of issue , therefore an Australian CR card may be blocked if trying to buy goods not allowed to be exported to Australia.
The first number on you CR card (MII) identifies the issuer category. So for example 1 is an airline , 4 is a financial institution (Visa) the same for 5 (Mastercard) . Diners and Amexo are 3 (travel and entertainment) The first 6 digits ( including the above…) identify the exact issuer , so if you knew my MC number you could find out what Bank ( and in which country) issued that card.
Now you may not like the idea of brands protecting their own agents, but think of it as you would of a franchise. If you spent megadollars buying a franchise and (say a McDonald "restaurant") and then you get up one morning and find another McDonald next to yours, would you be happy ?
FrancoNov 4, 2009 at 8:23 pm #1542862
As the OP, I should jump back in here.
The problem is/was not that Patagonia wouldn't take my card. I've used it often to buy direct from them before by phoning them. Trying to buy online though, there's no option to enter a non-US address as the billing address. If you try, it attempts to auto-correct and then rejects it.
I overcame this by entering my Australian address in the AE field, which doesn't autocorrect. They then e-mailed me the next day to confirm/correct the address. I replied to confirm that my address was in Australia and it shipped the next day to a US address.
It still won't ship to Australia, but I have a mate in the US who'll help me out on this one.
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