Have you saved a few hundred bucks for the foam-burning Nerf version of? Destinythe legendary Gjallarhorn rocket launcher pre-ordered today? Hope you don’t live in Canada – because buyers report being asked for them more than double the price just to have it shipped to their door. The company says it is working on a solution.
When DestinyCanadian fans lined up for the $185 USD Nerf Gjallarhorn today, they were told it would cost another $283.62 USD for shipping † Add those together and convert, and you’re looking at a total of $608.29 in Canadian money.
Meanwhile, we see that it costs more than $33 to ship to California. And in the UK, our very own Tom Warren saw a listed price of just €14.95 ($15 USD) to ship from the European Bungie Store (which is located in the Netherlands, so not quite next door).
And no, Bungie doesn’t seem to offer a discount on shipping if you buy two: you’ll pay $567.24 USD. Again, that’s exactly how much the shipping part costs.
We reached out to Bungie, and here’s the company’s response: “Bungie Store is aware of the high shipping charges applied to Canada-bound orders for the Nerf LMTD Gjallarhorn blaster due to the size of the item. In light of this, we are working on a resolution and expect to make additional purchasing options available to residents of Canada.”
That… doesn’t suggest it’s a bug? But it might be good news for those who haven’t been able to buy one due to the high cost.
A potential buyer joked “It would be cheaper for you to send me a big box filled with steel,” Another correctly suggested it would be cheaper to pay someone outside of Canada to buy it for you and ship it yourself.
Whatever the problem, it may not just be limited to the Gjallarhorn. here is someone complain that you have to pay $63.86 USD to send a poster:
While you wait for Bungie’s fix, here are more justifiably annoyed Canadians:
Is there a reason shipping is worth more than the Galjhorn itself?
I literally spend 700cad to buy this gun— S Zandar (@SAlexanderT534) July 7, 2022
$285CAD to ship it. What the real fuck.— Echoes Of Time (@EchoesOfTime_) July 7, 2022
$262 dollars only for shipping to Canada. Lol That’s awful.— Angus (@ahossackz) July 7, 2022
@Bungie I just ordered the Gjallarhorn nerf gun and it was $185 USD plus shipping was another $285 USD it totaled about $670 CAD and I was not prepared for that amount and would like a refund— XxGhostyxX2 (@Trivial_kid) July 7, 2022