WGC is an Airsoft supplier in Hong Kong. The reason the prices at WGC are lower than the prices of any U.S. based Airsoft store is because they do not have to worry about getting the items to the U.S. When U.S. stores, including ASA, purchase their Airsoft items from over seas they have to raise the prices to account for all the costs it takes to get those Airsoft items into the U.S. The reason we offer our "special order" feature is to save you heavy shipping charges from Hong Kong.
Example: if you purchase an AEG from over seas and their website price is $100.00, plus the average shipping charge on an AEG to the U.S. $45, your total comes to $145.00. That same AEG special ordered from ASA would be $112 (which is the ASA price in the U.S.) plus shipping from us to you of about $12 comes to a total of $124.00 By custom ordering the AEG through ASA you would have saved $21.00. We can do this because we order a lot from these over seas companies and shipping is greatly reduced.
Some false rumors about ASA custom ordering:
1. We are just doing this to make extra money off our customers. Read the example above. Are we really making extra money off our customers? Either way, we SAVED you money, right?
2. We order items that you didn't want. Wrong! That is why we have YOU send US the specific part number. That way we can make sure we ordered EXACTLY what you wanted.
3. Its a scam! How is this a scam? You tell us what you want. We order it for you. You pay for it. We ship it to you.
4. They still charge shipping, its not FREE! Yes, this is true. We charge shipping inside the U.S. ONLY. Shipping from us to you in the U.S. is between $5-13. We never said that shipping was FREE. We said that we do not charge an additional fee to use our custom ordering feature. Actually, orders over $100 do include FREE shipping so yes, we do offer FREE shipping.
Listen, ASA was put together for our customers. We are not out to scam anyone, we are not out to cheat anyone. We thought this service would benefit airsofters that wanted to order items that are hard to find in the U.S. and save them a little money on over seas shipping. If you don't want to use the custom ordering feature we offer, then don't use it. If you have any other specific questions, please contact us and we would be happy to answer them.