The topic of a UK GlacierWear order came up on the UK Vulture Culture FB group today and I offered to do one this year as I’m in a pretty good spot atm. If you’re interested please join the FB group and join the event. I’d much prefer to do it all through FB as it’d be a lot easier for me to keep track of that way, but you can contact me through DeviantArt as well. I know there are people outside the UK who’d like to get involved, if you’re in the EU it should be doable for you to get involved, though postage from UK to wherever you are would be a major factor.
To clarify - This would be an order of any NON CITES species that Glacier Wear have advertised on their US website to myself in the UK, and then I distribute each persons order. Glacier Wear are an American based company and sell fur, skulls, finished and craft items from American species including coyote, skunk, racoon, mink and many more. They will not post CITES species internationally (they just won’t), so Wolf, Bear, Cougar/Mountain Lion, Lynx, Bobcat and Otter are all off limits. Bison can be bought as they sell domesticated bison, but it did cause some problems with customs on the last order.
I would act as the organiser - you would have to send me the list of items you want from Glacier Wear and paypal me the money (in USDs) to cover both the items and your part of the projected US to UK shipping costs for the whole order. I would then send the whole order and money to Glacier Wear, they would process and post the order. Once the order gets to me I would contact each person and ask how they would like to get their order from me to them (be it postage or pickup). In the case of postage I would calculate it and ask for another paypal amount to cover it.
I can’t give any definitive numbers at this time as the cost for each person will vary on how many people are involved and the size of the actual order (in both size and value), but the export fee for the last order (in 2015) was $125 (it’s a blanket cost for the one shipment) and as the value of the order was quite high the shipping cost around $250. Once the order gets to the UK there’s also an import duty/handling fee which is usually 10%-20% of the total package worth. And then there’d be the cost of postage from myself to you.
It’s not cheap, but it’s a lot cheaper the more people are involved in the order and it’s a 100% legal order of American species to the UK/EU. If you’re interested please comment on the Facebook event by the 31st May!