tuxedo_elf: (Aramis unimpressed)
How much should it cost to send a small wallet to the UK from the US? I've been looking at a cute wallet on ebay, but the seller wants $31!!! I can't believe it can possibly cost that much!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HELLO-KITTY-SPRINGTIME-THEME-WALLET-NWT-/220848760505?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336b9ca6b9#shId

Date: 2011-10-11 03:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] nienna-weeper.livejournal.com
Sometimes it can cost as much as $20. to send an international parcel... you can look it up here, I think:

https://www.usps.com/

Date: 2011-10-11 03:15 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] nienna-weeper.livejournal.com
And BTW, that wallet is CA-YUTE!

Date: 2011-10-11 03:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
I know, I want, lol. But not at nearly $35! According to that link, standard to the UK is about $6 for a 6oz package (the weight of my current wallet with stuff in) and priority is just under $14. So I think he's ripping people off! I shall return to ebay.uk! :P

Date: 2011-10-11 03:38 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] thewenchywiccan.livejournal.com
Oh hells to the no, that's such gouging it's not even funny!! :( I have sent CDs to the UK for cheaper. I'll keep an eye out and if I ever see a similar wallet, I'll grab it and let you know. *HUGS*

Date: 2011-10-11 04:40 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] tuxedo-elf.livejournal.com
Yeah, no way I'm paying that for a wallet! Do let me know if you see that one - I'll happily pay a sensible price!

Date: 2011-10-11 09:45 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] nienna-weeper.livejournal.com
Yeah, that sounds excessive to me, even with insurance. Hopefully you can get one from a US friend or something. I'll keep an eye out too. :)

Date: 2011-10-11 05:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Looks like he could ship it flat rate priority for about 14 dollars so he's gouging. It is possible that if he sends it some superduper express thing it could cost that much but I doubt it.

Date: 2011-10-11 09:38 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] jay-of-lasgalen.livejournal.com
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Have you got a friend in the US who can buy it and post it to you? I did that with a book I couldn't get, and just sent the money via PayPal.

Date: 2011-10-11 09:50 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] red-lasbelin.livejournal.com
Um, if I can send an priority mail envelope to South Africa (and you'd be surprised what you can get into one of those envelopes, lol - definitely your wallet) for $12, then that is definitely a price jump.

That's nuts.

Date: 2011-10-12 08:37 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] chaotic-binky.livejournal.com
I have received heavier items by courier from US for less than they want to charge in postage.

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