I'm not really active with collecting Breyer, but I have a few and I wanted to share some awesome news with you all.
I owned "Earth", "Wind" and "Fire" for a really long time. Unfortunately in the Netherlands there was NO WAY to find Water and it just seemed like my collection would never be complete.
Most EBAY-USA sellers didn't want to ship to the Netherlands because of the costs and the risk of breaking the model. So, now it's about 4 years (??!!) later.
I'm a member of a Breyer - Facebook sellings group. Just hoping I would, some day, find Water and someone who was willing to ship it to me.
One day there was a person selling WATER. I couldn't believe my eyes and I directly asked the price and shipping to the Netherlands. She answered "I do not ship overseas because of the costs". My mood dropped from 100 to 0 in only a few seconds.
I told her I was going to pay the COMPLETE shipping and even wanted to pay some extra so it can be packed well, so it wouldn't break. She still said no ...
A few moments later though, she changed her thoughts and contacted me. I was finally able to buy him, even though it was a good amount of money, I REALLY wanted him to make my collection complete.
Today I got a notification that my package was delivered. We don't get it delivered at home here, so I picked it up as soon as I got home from work. When I grabbed the package I was kinda worried, because they opened it up to check it ... What if they didn't pack it good enough afterwards .. I know how bad they handle packages here.
Fortunately, the worries were for nothing. He's beautiful. No scuffs, marks or breaks.
So I can finally say, after YEARS, it's complete.
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