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Amazon UK shipping cost!

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by John B Good, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame Thread Starter

    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Nearly everything I look at these days has this 19 Pound shipping cost. Is this permanent?
     
  2. Geof

    Geof Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Miguel, CA USA
    That's odd; that was the situation for quite a few months when the UK wasn't allowing airmail. Everything was shipping by Amazon Global which was indeed about $18 shipping for one CD, but about two weeks ago, things I've ordered have returned to the usual £3.08 (about $4) shipping from UK to US. I don't know about to Canada however.
     
  3. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame Thread Starter

    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Thanks. Must be a Canada thing. About time we became a republic anyhow.:)

    BTW lots of 3rd party sellers on Amazon Canada ship things from Britain, and only charge 3.49 per disk.
     
  4. Geof

    Geof Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Miguel, CA USA
    The big problem we here in the US have is that Amazon Canada refuses to ship to us. This started about two years ago at least but wasn't a problem in prior years past. No problems with 3rd party dealers who list on there, but Amazon Canada themselves always put up a message about not being able to deliver to my address. Numerous conversations with their customer service always results in explanations like, "The item must not be licensed for sale in the US," but that's absurd, since I've tried it with new and old releases not to mention books and household items, and it's no problem ordering from Amazon in the UK, Germany, Japan etc. so I have no idea what the real issue is.
     
  5. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Yeah getting the same postage costs quotes as are my friends. Looks to be a Canada thing right now. The rates to the US were high as well but, judging by some recent posts in other Amazon threads by US members, the rates have come back down to normal.
     
  6. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame Thread Starter

    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Perhaps a bit related, but I had planned to send a Post Office MO in US dollars for the Forum Fund Appeal, and was told that the service was no longer available from Canada Post because too many Americans had difficulty cashing them at US post offices. :(
     
  7. Geof

    Geof Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Miguel, CA USA
    Well, the shipping prices seem to be back to abnormal again, I assume because of the recent UK full lockdown. I just was going to order the upcoming new Strawbs CD due in February and the shipping was £14.47. The CD itself after deducting VAT was less than £10! When I ordered the Procol Harum - Something's Magic 2-CD Esoteric reissue just two months ago in November, shipping was £2.87, and the mid-era Fleetwood Mac 8-CD box set was only £3.08 in October. Customer service was unable to provide any explanation and said they'd research it and e-mail me.
     

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