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    I used to buy a lot of stuff from America, new and second hand but now with the exchange rate as it is new stuff here is the same price as the US, when you add the VAT/import duty/postage.
    Just not worth anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    But that's the point. I want tracking and insurance and am willing to pay for it. Otherwise, a shipper can claim it was sent, keep the $ and the item. I've seen that movie.
    This cuts both ways believe me. Seller ships and buyer says he never recieved it. If your using Ebay and Paypal I would rather be the bidder in this equation. On the Bay its all about the buyer and "F" the seller..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.3D View Post
    This cuts both ways believe me. Seller ships and buyer says he never recieved it. If your using Ebay and Paypal I would rather be the bidder in this equation. On the Bay its all about the buyer and "F" the seller..

    Bill
    I've had very few unresolved issues with sellers. Still, having an insured trackable package with delivery confirmation cuts the scope for fraud to a minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.3D View Post
    Curious why Priority? Unless parcel has to be insured, ship it 1st class international. This will cut your shipping cost in half. And really its not your cost, remember the buyer is paying for shipping.

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    If this weren't a thread about eBay sales, I would have used something besides Priority. But since I have to be able to prove delivery in order to protect myself, Priority is the cheapest option. And the cost to the buyer was the point of my argument.

    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Actual charges tend be a bit lower in my experience when sellers actually bother to check rates at the PO rather than opt for the highest cost on a USPS table.
    The figure I quoted is from the USPS.com postage calculator, not from a table. It's what I'd pay to ship the package, including the discount for printing it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Actual charges tend be a bit lower in my experience when sellers actually bother to check rates at the PO rather than opt for the highest cost on a USPS table. Shipping isn't cheap, which I accept happily if the service is dependable and insured. The only time I ever lost an item from a US eBay seller was via el cheapo USPS economy service. I've paid way more than US$22 for heavy stuff from the States.
    Once you factor in insurance, that's not always true. $50 for shipping in a box with GOOD padding and $1k or so of insurance is not unusual for domestic shipping.

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