Discuss International Vendor Postage/Packing/Shipping Costs Here*

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Troy4, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Troy4

    Troy4 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    If you need to vent about shipping charges and anything else to do with P&P
    Here's the place to do it.
    Leaves the deal threads for deals.
     
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  2. hutlock

    hutlock Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    I REALLY HOPE PEOPLE USE THIS
     
  3. rswitzer

    rswitzer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Golden, CO USA
    It's no fun bitching and moaning where it's appropriate to do so! (I'm bitching and moaning about bitching and moaning!)
     
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  4. allbrosca

    allbrosca Dancing Madly Backwards

    Location:
    Toronto
    Ok. I live in Canada and I always get dinged for outrageous shipping costs from the US, even if the journey is significantly shorter than many US deliveries!
     
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  5. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    Heh, how about when packages have to come across the Canadian border to reach a USA destination? They still ding you Canadian costs unless you can pick up your parcel at Point Roberts in the US which is only accessible, via land, through Canada.
     
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  6. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto
    Shipping in Canada is mostly outrageous. For instance, in the US, there's Media Mail. $5 flat fee from one end of the country to another to ship an LP which is no small package. It's tracked, too!

    If I ship an LP to my neighbor, it's 13$! And it's not tracked either. Pretty crazy.
     
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  7. Blackie

    Blackie Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Asked the USPS to stamp a package today with their rubber FRAGILE stamp and was told they no longer do that, they only offer a FRAGILE sticker for $10.95. :wtf::wtf::wtf:
     
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  8. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto
    Wow. :crazy:
     
  9. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    Perhaps because a poorly-trained employee with a rubber stamp that says "fragile", is one comedian routine away from a damaged reputation? ;)

    Can't say I like the notion of paying $10.95 to put a box on the top of 10 other boxes in a truck...but then again, what good does it do, to stamp a box "fragile", and see it on the bottom of 9 other boxes marked: "fragile"?
     
  10. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    i'd love to be in one of the high level meetings at the USPS where they discuss what needs to be improved and why they're failing and everyone's clueless and no solutions are developed for decades on end.
     
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  11. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    I just use a Sharpie to write 'Fragile' on the Front and Back of a Vinyl Mailer. The Sharpie also comes in handy when I want to redirect the path of a hurricane:agree:.
     
  12. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    A roll of 500 on Amazon is $5.69. I use them on all my media shipments.
     
  13. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Some sellers are charging over 4 dollars to ship a cd.
    on ebay.
     
  14. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    well the cost of packaging ain't free...
     
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  15. Onrd

    Onrd I am not a number

    I've been having trouble receiving packages from Amazon in the UK. I've got 2 orders that still haven't arrived after 7 weeks. I used to typically receive packages within 2 weeks.
    It seems since they raised their rates, delivery has suffered. I'm hesitant to order anything else.
    The odd thing is that other vendors in the UK can get deliveries to me within 7 business days. I really don't understand Amazon's shipping methods.
     
  16. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    it's called "find the first open spot on a boat"
     
  17. JustGotPaid

    JustGotPaid Forum Resident

    I paid €15 for shipping on 2 records from Greece. Took 10 days.
    I paid £7.45 for shipping 1 record from UK. Took 7 days.

    I get quotes from USA sellers for 25USD for one record. Really?... no thanks.

    As Strat said above, $13 Canadian Bucks just to ship to neighbor. Only worth it for a must have lp I guess.

    May be worth buying from Europe if shipping is decent. Some sellers charge actual postage and don't ding you out of greed.
     
  18. imarcq

    imarcq Men are from Mars, I'm from Bromley...

    I prefer to bitch and moan in the Amazon UK deals thread rather than here! ;)
     
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  19. imarcq

    imarcq Men are from Mars, I'm from Bromley...

    But hey I'm English....can I moan about the weather? It's been raining all night! :D
     
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