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CK "Worldwide"

Postby Panchdara » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:17 pm

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Re: CK "Worldwide"

Postby AndersK » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:23 pm

If Jody has chosen not to export there are other places in Europe to get their stuff.

Rapid welding in UK is one of them.
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Re: CK "Worldwide"

Postby Panchdara » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:24 pm

AndersK wrote:If Jody has chosen not to export there are other places in Europe to get their stuff.

Rapid welding in UK is one of them.


I find it unfitting that he would use the word WORLDWIDE is all....
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Re: CK "Worldwide"

Postby AndersK » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:39 pm

CK Worldwide is the name of the company that design and make the stuff. Jody is one of their distributors among many others. Sometimes the contract prevents one distributor to export.
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Re: CK "Worldwide"

Postby cj737 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:04 pm

Sometimes, small distributors are not setup to ship internationally due to Customs declarations, shipping rates, etc. Its somewhat of a hassle and not worth their time/money too. But you can find SuperFlex cables internationally and buy a CK or Miller #17 torch anywhere.

On a personal note, I'd suggest the 25' cable, not the 12.5' cable and use Miller gas lenses over the CKs. The Miller lens has a smaller thickness tungsten shoulder resulting in a larger surface area of the lens diffuser itself. Also, it has a flat area along the threads for rubber grommets if you choose to use a Pyrex style cup for ally or stainless welds. The CK does not. They're pretty cost similar, but the Miller has proven to be a better lens in my experience. They are otherwise completely compatible to each other.
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Re: CK "Worldwide"

Postby noddybrian » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:21 pm

Well even if Jody could send stuff it's never worth it - anything from the states gets hit by so many taxes it costs over double the asking price time you get it & all the CK stuff is available from UK Ebay / Amazon & Rapid - also if it's a common item you can buy through other weld suppliers such as Rtech who are much better people to deal with & you can talk to them - they actually weld !
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Re: CK "Worldwide"

Postby Panchdara » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:39 pm

Didn't mean to seem harsh. Actually, this particular item has educated me quite a bit on aftermarket products for these machines. I guess CK have agreements with their overseas distributors. In regards duties (taxes) in other jurisdictions, they can be what might make or break a sale if that dealer has the product and it can't be sourced elsewhere. Shipping costs internationally seem to be hit-or-miss. US -> UK (or Bermuda where I initially started, where import duties kill you) US-> International shipping costs always seem to be horrendous, yet HK/China -> UK is most reasonable (and for the most part fee of import taxes) Even New Zealand -> International shipping costs has proven reasonable. (I still wonder at how some items from the far East can be profitable when their postage charge is sometimes less than a buck!) I will say that there are many instances where a product found in US is not easily available elsewhere.

Back on subject: CK are represented in UK and the pricing is quite reasonable. Yes NoddyBrian - Dylan and Mike are more than welcoming to help. Thanks CJ - I'll look at the miller GL too.

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Re: CK "Worldwide"

Postby Superiorwelding » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:41 pm

Panchdara,
CK Worldwide is in fact Worldwide. As stated earlier, it wouldn't even be cost effective for Weldmonger to ship international. And, CK already has distributors elsewhere. If you would like I will give you the email address of a few that can help you fill your TIG torch need. Send me a PM.
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Re: CK "Worldwide"

Postby tungstendipper » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:58 am

Taken from Jody's receipt email, about shipping out of the country:

**INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Please note, *CUSTOMS FEES MAY BE DUE UPON DELIVERY, DEPENDING ON YOUR COUNTRY*. We are located in the USA, and shipments via USPS First Class mail can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to reach you, due to delays that tend to happen with customs (*note: Canadian deliveries are usually much faster). Please keep an eye out for a delivery note from your local post office, and if your order seems to be taking too long to arrive, please give them a call first to make sure they're not holding the package for you. They often do.
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