Move to another country and see what benefits you get, you guys could at least had free shipping when it was there and some great discounts on the trucks on sale.
It really is a shame that they can't come up with something that would be ALL inclusive. If I were in your shoes, I would certainly NOT buy anything directly from Code 3... I have to believe their dealers offer some kind of break in shipping. I do not blame you for your frustration.
Bill at Past Time Hobbies sends it for $16 , Code 3 tries to charge $40 , they argue that they send it at a loss , Bill sends it via USPS it always gets here.
When you start talking exchange rates that can get interesting, not that long ago a model that cost US people $40 cost us almost $80 once you change over money, at this stage though we are up around .88c to the USD