Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/01/31

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Subject: [Leica] OT: shipping rates
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:30:42 -0500

I just ordered yesterday a 23 inch NEC from B&H.
Overnight free UPS was free.
But you could pay extra for two days.
I saved money and saved money.

I'm afraid to take a shower as the UPS man could show up at any minute!

Soon all my pix will be 23 inch's. So if your monitor is half that you'll
only see half the pic.

Mark R.

> From: Joseph Low <joelct at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:27:20 +0800
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: shipping rates
> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> From: at
> [ at] On Behalf Of 
> John
> Collier
> Sent: Tuesday, 31 January, 2012 7:54
> To: Leica Users Group
> 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?
> TIA,
> John
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