I have just posted a 4 kilo package (old vinyl records) by surface to
Amsterdam for Cdn$63. 6-8 weeks delivery time
At 02:15 PM 1/17/2009, Bert P wrote:
>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,
>>CHEAP AS POSSIBLE!
>>Does this sound reasonable... feasible... plausible?
>>Adelaide, South Australia
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