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Hello my friends!! My air compressor is busted, and I would like to buy the Thumper Dual unit, from adventure kings. Only problem is that 4WD supacentre does NOT ship to the US. Would someone here be so kind to receive my parcel and then send it to me, through DHL or Fedex? I would make it worth your while... thanks folks!!!
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Given the likely shipping costs and that almost everything in Australia is more expensive than equivalents overseas, I am surprised that the OP can't get something cheaper in US that works as well if not better.

Accordingly, I would be careful, gonzalo4to, about providing your banking and email accounts details. Take precautions.

This is not meant to be any particular criticism of the OP, just an exercise in risk management.
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Surely there is something local that you could buy?

Kings is generally considered a low price and lower quality product (but often still good value given the low price). While I do have some Kings stuff, I personally wouldn’t bother buying a Kings item if I had to then pay Australian international shipping rates.
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Given the likely shipping costs and that almost everything in Australia is more expensive than equivalents overseas, I am surprised that the OP can't get something cheaper in US that works as well if not better.

Accordingly, I would be careful, gonzalo4to, about providing your banking and email accounts details. Take precautions.

This is not meant to be any particular criticism of the OP, just an exercise in risk management.
Well, you were completely right. Arrow was going to help me with this mission, but at the end after quoting the shipping ($350) it's not worth it. I guess I am a little green in terms of intl shipping costs.. Shipping inside the US is very cheap, and I am used to those costs. A little naive on my part.

The thing here is that, aside from ARB, I cannot find anything else worth buying, and I am not willing to drop that kind of coin into an ARB compressor ($500). What kind of compressor would you suggest?
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Surely there is something local that you could buy?

Kings is generally considered a low price and lower quality product (but often still good value given the low price). While I do have some Kings stuff, I personally wouldn’t bother buying a Kings item if I had to then pay Australian international shipping rates.
All the local stores sell crap compressors that are slow. I currently have a double cylinder unit sold by PowRite (that's the brand), and it takes forever to fill 4x 31" tires... Around 20-25 minutes, because due to the duty cycle of the compressor, its 5 minutes on, 5 minutes off. Also, it gets very hot...

So it is either low quality cheap compressors, or the ARB super expensive compressors. There is nothing else in between!!!

That's why I saw that Thumper model (I cannot find anything close to that in the US). But I will keep looking.
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All the local stores sell crap compressors that are slow. I currently have a double cylinder unit sold by PowRite (that's the brand), and it takes forever to fill 4x 31" tires... Around 20-25 minutes, because due to the duty cycle of the compressor, its 5 minutes on, 5 minutes off. Also, it gets very hot...

So it is either low quality cheap compressors, or the ARB super expensive compressors. There is nothing else in between!!!

That's why I saw that Thumper model (I cannot find anything close to that in the US). But I will keep looking.



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Well, you were completely right. Arrow was going to help me with this mission, but at the end after quoting the shipping ($350) it's not worth it. I guess I am a little green in terms of intl shipping costs.. Shipping inside the US is very cheap, and I am used to those costs. A little naive on my part.

The thing here is that, aside from ARB, I cannot find anything else worth buying, and I am not willing to drop that kind of coin into an ARB compressor ($500). What kind of compressor would you suggest?
I had a quick look on the Australia Post website, and it looked like standard parcel post to the US would be about AU$150 / nominally 5 days, based on a 10kg parcel. I thought that was still on the high side, but is that any more palatable to you?

Alternatively, have you tried Thomas compressors? https://www.gardnerdenver.com/en-au/...il-less-series
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If you buy quality and look after it, it will last a long time.
I am still waiting for my 30+ year old twin cylinder compressor to die, it is really slow but consumes low amps and is super reliable. Most of the time I am in no hurry to reinflate my tyres, and if there is a rush it is because of the others I travel with. Now days when I travel with others, they know how slow my vintage compressor is so they park either side of me, inflate their tyres and then mine in less time than my compressor takes.

If and when get around to replacing mine it will be a ARB CKMA12, relatively small and light, high output and at a reasonable price. This is the most common compressor my generous co-travellers use.

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