[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [Mgs] Trans-ship me a gasket!

To: Eric Erickson <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Trans-ship me a gasket!
From: Bert P <>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 20:15:52 +0100

I share your amazement.

Only a few days ago, I had a U.S. based company (near Columbus, Ohio) 
ship some used parts
(not car parts, something for the company I work for) to me here in Holland.
The total mass was about 4 lbs. The shipment was totally time-uncritical.
The cheapest option they came up with was using FedEx at a cost of 
about US $ 400.


>Cometic have given me a part number and have quoted me a price... 
>but their quoted cost of shipping the item is horrendous (about half 
>the cost of the item again and the gasket price is $US94.00).
>Why is it that many American companies I have dealt with don't have 
>the option of cheap surface mail but rather (with no option offered) 
>they stick it in an express parcel delivery service?  I don't need 
>the thing overnight!
>Can't they just wander down to the post office and hand it over the 
>counter for mail to Australia?
>Anyway, after that rant... maybe I can pay twice and still get it 
>cheaper?  If find someone that lives nearby maybe I could have it 
>delivered to them and then pay them to mail it to me... SLOW BOAT, 
>Does this sound reasonable... feasible... plausible?
>Adelaide, South Australia
>Support Team.Net
>You are subscribed as
Support Team.Net

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>