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Subject: [Leica] OT: shipping rates
From: joelct at (Joseph Low)
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:27:20 +0800
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As a transportation insider - shipping costs escalated after 9/11 eg :

Security scanning
Secuirty manpower employed
Fuel surcharges
Carriers' insurance surcharges
War Zone surcharges
Added costs to transport operators to be licenced and
paying annual fees for such
Acquiring and deployment of hi tech scanning machines
Port / Airport Security Surcharges

The list goes on ............ the poor consumer pays  - for the paranoia

Joseph Low / Singapore

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Subject: [Leica] OT: shipping rates

I mostly order things in and seldom ship things out. However, I have been
selling off some surplus gear on this list this last little while and have
been dealing intimately with the Canadian post office for the first time in
quite a while. Shipping to the US is OKish, $19 to $25 depending on the
parcel. Unfortunately, shipping overseas is quite a bit more expensive: $35
for three or more weeks with the prices jumping dramatically if you want it
there any sooner. Not that bad a hit if you are selling a lens or a body but
a stiff premium on top of an inexpensive item. I checked with UPS and they
wanted even more.

Am I missing something? Is there a less expensive option for international
shipping from Canada?



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