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  1. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    Just curious why some people are so adverse to shipping North?

    Is it a pain in the ass for Americans to ship international?
     
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  2. reggavegga

    reggavegga Oakley Expert

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    Well it is more expensive to do so. And the customs form is a pain in the ass. I for one am sometimes scared it isnt gonna make it i.e. gets lost in customs. But I have shipped there plenty of times.
     
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  3. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    I understand the expense, but usually that's taken care of in the deal.

    It's just frustrating when you see something you want but shipping is a no-go. Setting up a relay person is always an option but there is of course an added expense to that.
     
  4. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    May be cost. Although it starts at around $9 for shipping (first class) to Canada, some of us are used to paying rock bottom rates ($5 or less). For around $6 you can ship packages coast to coast with the flat rate boxes... And it will get there in 3 days or less. If I used a flat rate box to Canada, the cost jumps to $20 minimum.

    Perhaps no one wants to deal with the extra form for shipping outside the US.


    I am new to this stuff myself.


    Maybe someone on this forum should have some tips for shipping internationally...
     
  5. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    It can be a pain depending on how it is being shipped. I can print a label for a US shipment in a minute or less. International packages depending on where they are going require more paperwork and in the case of one yesterday going to Greece I couldnt even do it online. I had to take it to the post office, fill out 2 separate forms, hope I got the address correct, etc. Added about an extra 30 minutes to the deal when it was all said and done. Some people just dont want to mess with the extra hassle.
     
  6. jrd5497

    jrd5497 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I just shipped some stuff today in the small flate rate box from TN to Denver, CO for $5.60. I think the same package to Canada would have been $19.95 and if it had been the Medium flat rate box the cost to Canada would be $28.xx

    I would ship to Canada but these extra cost might be what is deterring some from shipping there.
     
  7. OOO

    OOO Be True

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    Very well said and I concur coz I encountered similar situations. USPS.com wouldn't allow me to buy label online. eBay also has restrictions. Paypal seems easier to print international labels. Visiting a local post office is a huge time-waster, coz the staff there (with few exceptions) often process your package in slo-mo. It's like Bionic Man and Bionic Woman in real time. Only people of a certain age will catch this analogy. :newrussian:
     
  8. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Now if only you could insert the cool bionic sound too. ;)
     
  9. OOO

    OOO Be True

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    Now at least I know you're probably not some teenage kiddo. Unless you're one deep into vintage TV series. :superman:
     
  10. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    :angel: Yup......I'm not a little teenybopper.