So recently my PINDA probe stopped working, and I was forced to buy a new one from Prusa's shop since their parts aren't exactly easy to get in North America. I figured since I'm paying the ridiculous shipping fee I might as well get a few other parts (a pair of cooling fans and a brass pulley) just in case something else breaks down the road. The bill is $28 for the parts, and $20 for shipping. Now I got a call to pay $22 for customs clearance, for a few small parts that don't even weigh a pound combined. So I'm paying almost twice the price of the parts just to get them here.
Unless Prusa makes ordering their stuff cheaper, as much as I like the printer, I will not support them in the future due to these excessive fees. Paying $70 for a pinda probe, 2 cooling fans, and a hobbed pulley is crazy. I can order just about anything on ebay regardless of weight/size from China and get free shipping without any custom fees, so what gives? Either put a prusa shop up on amazon or figure something out to fix this problem. /vent