I wanted to address some concerns about shipping rates as I have noticed several posts as of late regarding our international shipping rates.
First, we normally do not ship internationally. I have been providing the international purchasing option for the Aurisonics ASG-1's because Aurisonics would like to get these in the hands of as many people as possible.
I am not able to discuss price on this board as it is against the manufacturer agreement that we have with Aurisonics (known as MAP or minimum advertised price policy). We did have an introductory offer available (as these are brand new) and are continuing to heavily discount these through the end of the month. We still will offer a discount on these if you call or email us for a quote. Please note that we have offered a very generous original discount on these earphones as the MAP price on them is $249. Again, call or email us for a price and we are able to offer our discount.
We have been shipping by USPS for international shipments as it is our only method of shipping internationally at this time. I can assure you that we are not collecting extra money in the shipping cost as we are quoting directly from our rates that we receive. I'll be glad to discuss any issues you may have directly by email or phone.
For US purchases, we often times are able to quote with "free shipping" which isn't actually free... it's just built into our cost of the product. We are providing "free shipping" as an added bonus.
If you have any concerns at all, please email or call us and we will be glad to help in any way we can. Springtree is committed to providing the best service possible and we strongly believe in and stand behind Aurisonics products. We are authorized dealers of all of the product lines we carry including Shure, JBL, Audio-Technica, and many other major lines as we sell pro audio, pro lighting, staging/truss, video and more. We can provide the full manufacturer's warranty on all of the products that we sell. Our staff are active in the industry, love talking gear and are not on commission so we are committed to finding the best solution for your application and budget... even if that means selling a much cheaper solution than what you were originally looking for. We will outright tell you, "that's not what you want!" if the customer is looking at a product that's not right for their needs. In the case of the Aurisonics, I've discussed with several Head-Fi members over the phone the sound signature to let them know exactly what they'll be getting so we know it is the right product for you. We can almost always offer a better price than what we are allowed to advertise on our site because of MAP agreements with the manufacturers... just call or email us and we'll give you our discount.
Edited by SpringtreeMatt - 2/21/12 at 9:25am