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Foot Locker US/Eastbay - no more international shipping.

Evening all, just went to order some gear from the states only to find out there's no more international shipping available from Footlocker/Eastbay.

Suppose this now means we'll all be using freight forwarding companies and remember a while back there was a heap of discussion around these type of companies on Hoops.

Have searched and found there are a few different ones, anyone have any experience using any particular service?

Thanks in advance.

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Goat,a little dearer but you get quality

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Man that's a bummer. Used Eastbay for cross trainers, tees, shorts, socks etc due to range and price.

Hoop kicks - have used GOAT and Flight Club 20+ times together. Premium pricing but generally delivered within 4 days and I've never been disappointed with quality.

Outside of that, have used Footlocker/Nike AU a handful of times, good also. They obvs only stock latest ranges though whereas the other two go deep.

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Drop shipping is now the way to go.

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Surely freight forwarding companies are going to face the same shipping challenges as Eastbay.

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They basically made it impossible for us to use USA suppliers because Footlocker/Nike AU etc here were losing way too much money and they cant have major retailers like these disappearing.

We now have these stores dishing up substandard shit (sorry for profanity), offering next to no customer service and quite honestly, having no idea of market trends or what they need to stock that'll sell. It is ridiculous that we water down access to off shore suppliers, rather than putting the expectations on the chains here to step up and compete.

I dont need one of the 4 LeBron James jerseys thats sat on the shelves for the last few years on end, I'd like a Ja Morant or a Donovan Mitchell, or maybe i wanna ride the trends and get a Bol Bol or a Caruso, seeing as theyre meme jerseys that would literally fly off the racks the second they come in..... but hey. What do we consumers know right.

We dont get any variety on jerseys, we never get trending players, we dont get all the colourways on sneakers, we cant find fan merch like hoodies/shorts or socks here and god forbid anybody want a WNBA jersey.

really sucks cos were left with no option but to drop ship from a 3rd party or hope were lucky enough to know people in USA.

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Aus post offer this as a service. Order from EastBay, ship to their address in the US, they will forward on to you in Australia. Simples

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"a Bol Bol or a Caruso, seeing as theyre meme jerseys that would literally fly off the racks the second they come in..... but hey. What do we consumers know right."

Not much apparently. "Meme" jerseys are not the biggest sellers at all.

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Last year for team gear. No kicks though

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I work in international logistics. What people don't realise is that 75% of airfreight movements around the world are carried out by passenger aircraft. No passenger flights = no room for freight.

The dedicated freighters are massively overbooked and there are limited services and the price just keeps going up. Our customers are having to pay premiums to ship their freight into Sydney or Melbourne then pay again to road to other states.

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