Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/07/28

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Subject: [Leica] Just curious
From: grduprey at (
Date: Fri Jul 28 18:19:47 2006

USPS in my experience is very quick.  However, UPS and FedEx are very 
Expensive to ship outside the US.


-------------- Original message from "Frank Filippone" 
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> Dealing with the USPS is painful, and it is the only practical way to deal 
> with 
> overseas shipments. 
> UPS takes me maybe 1 minute to ship a box.... USPS takes 20 minutes to get 
> to 
> the front of the line, then, if there is a problem 
> with the shipment, they tell you to wait a few weeks to months to see if 
> the 
> package did arrive before they will allow you to file a 
> claim, even for USA shipments.... Just not friendly. ( But they will make 
> sure 
> your junk mail gets to your house on the day it is 
> supposed to.....) 
> .USPS is fine for junk mail... do you think your Leica is junk? 
> Frank Filippone 
> Bonjour, 
> I just noticed that one of our lugger friend is selling a camera and will 
> only 
> ship to the US. I've also noticed that many people 
> on eBay make it clear that they do not ship outside of the USA. Heck, some 
> won't even ship an item to Alaska! Now just out of 
> curiosity really, in this day and age of globalization and international 
> trade, 
> why are so many americans refusing to ship outside 
> of the continental USA, and potentially lose sales and money? 
> Again, just curious and...puzzled. 
> Best, 
> Robert (Un chevalier sans blason) 
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