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Old 01-04-21, 08:47 AM
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Hi JD

Man, do we suffer for our art! Oui vraiment, ça me fout les boules!

Amicalement

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Old 07-05-21, 12:59 PM
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I am awaiting the arrival of a badge from the states, I paid the global shipping as I thought it covered import duties only to find I have to pay import duties on top of the global shipping, what a crock, never again.
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Two things I’ve stated in posts going back awhile, Global Shipping charges exorbitant rates. Global Shipping claims to look after import duties. I’m not the only one to state these facts here on the forum. I even once explained that at least here in Canada, import duties are not due untill the goods being imported are over a certain value. Just this week, I viewed a cigarette card I fancied, on “buy it now” offer of 4.95 GBP. Plus over 16 GBP shipping and handling by Global Shipping. ARE THEY KIDDING? I’ve also written here in the forum that in the past, I wrote to a dealer explaining I would only bid on his Item on the condition that if mine was the winning bid, he ship the item via Royal Mail, tracked and signed for at the then price of 8.75 GBP. I won the item, he shipped as per requested and I’ve bought several more of his items since. I also noted that he later dispensed with G.S. Altogether! PEOPLE, At least check with your local customs people as to what the actual duties payable on certain items is.
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Old 07-05-21, 10:19 PM
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I had an item come via Global Shipping recently. The seller unfortunately wouldn’t offer any other postal options despite my request for an alternative which based on what I’d read on here.

The cost is unsurprising when you can see it bounced around a large part of America before being put on a plane to the UK. Also the almost minute by minute updates were reassuring but unnecessary. I drew a map for fun.

Any way, the item arrived quickly, without the incident and even with the cost of GSP factored in was a good buy.
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Old 07-05-21, 10:52 PM
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I avoid global shipping like the plague. It seems to be nothing but a rip-off scam.

I have also had to stop buying from Australia due to their insane postage for a patch!!!

At one time there was a sort of pun going around about a very MAJOR US corporation that went - "We be the only XXXX company in town and we know it"! Fortunately they have lost their position due to the creativity of cyber-space.

OK, my two cents!

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Old 07-05-21, 11:02 PM
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I avoid global shipping like the plague. It seems to be nothing but a rip-off scam.

I have also had to stop buying from Australia due to their insane postage for a patch!!!

At one time there was a sort of pun going around about a very MAJOR US corporation that went - "We be the only XXXX company in town and we know it"! Fortunately they have lost their position due to the creativity of cyber-space.

OK, my two cents!

Terry
Anything sent overseas with tracking from Australia is expensive. Australia Post doesn't offer any reasonably price tracking on small packets. Its either a $16 registered post envelope (that technically is only for documents) or a 500g satchel.

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I avoid global shipping like the plague. It seems to be nothing but a rip-off scam.

I have also had to stop buying from Australia due to their insane postage for a patch!!!

At one time there was a sort of pun going around about a very MAJOR US corporation that went - "We be the only XXXX company in town and we know it"! Fortunately they have lost their position due to the creativity of cyber-space.

OK, my two cents!

Terry
I used to post patches or wings for $3.00 worldwide from Australia but with no tracking. I gave buyers the choice and the majority chose the cheaper option. Even sent items into Russia and only lost one item in 20 years and that was to NY.
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Old 08-05-21, 03:21 AM
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Mick,

The few packets of bits I've gotten from Australia lately cost me $25 AD shipping, but were big dollar items for me. Others have recently tried to send me a single patch or two in an envelope only to have it returned to them, and me either having to pony up the $25 or not getting it. When you are buying a $5 patch it just doesn't compute.

The sad thing this not only hurts the buyers, but probably more so the sellers. And, because of it Australia is missing revenue into their economic cash flow. As an example, if I could buy $30-$50 worth of bits and pay a fair shipping cost that would put not only the shipping cost into the Australian economy, but also the $30-$50 - and collectors could get some nice Australian additions for their collections.

I wish Australia would realize this. Sorry, I'll get off my soapbox now.

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Old 08-05-21, 05:00 AM
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Mick,

The few packets of bits I've gotten from Australia lately cost me $25 AD shipping, but were big dollar items for me. Others have recently tried to send me a single patch or two in an envelope only to have it returned to them, and me either having to pony up the $25 or not getting it. When you are buying a $5 patch it just doesn't compute.

The sad thing this not only hurts the buyers, but probably more so the sellers. And, because of it Australia is missing revenue into their economic cash flow. As an example, if I could buy $30-$50 worth of bits and pay a fair shipping cost that would put not only the shipping cost into the Australian economy, but also the $30-$50 - and collectors could get some nice Australian additions for their collections.

I wish Australia would realize this. Sorry, I'll get off my soapbox now.

Terry
I get where you are coming from and I agree. Australia Post needs a massive shakeup as they have been going backwards in terms of services and support. A reasonably priced small international packet with tracking is long, long over due.

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You do not need a shake up of Australia Post etc, but the Universal Postal Union needs changing. We are all paying high postage to enable Chinese factories to compete with local factories.

Washington, DC August 7, 2019 -- If you have never heard of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), it’s for a good reason. As the body responsible for setting rules and rates for international mail delivery from its base in Bern, it maintains a cherished stature of near invisibility. UPU oversight enables smooth mail delivery across borders and low-friction international commerce. Last year, the Trump Administration gave notice that the US intends to withdraw from the UPU by October 2019 unless substantial changes are made to the tariff structure in place. The principal complaint voiced by the Trump Administration was a tariff structure which it considers unfair and unduly burdensome for the US Postal Service, as well as US businesses.

The UPU’s 192 member states periodically agree a fixed remuneration known as “terminal dues” owed to the postal operator of the delivery country. China’s terminal dues were fixed in 1969, and favored Chinese shippers with very low rates commensurate with China’s status as a lesser-developed country. In the absence of modification, this low rate has come to provide a cost savings windfall to Chinese shippers, creating an annual deficit for the US Postal Service of roughly $300 million. Small packet shipments to US customers cost Chinese shippers much less than US shippers pay for the same item to be sent to a US customer.
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