RANT! The cost of Postage from the US for International Folks!

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 2
Member
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

justjade:  I reckon postage has gone up drastically in the last few years – I used to order lots from the US/UK and it was pretty reasonable – lately it has gotten ridiculous. I needed three led taper candles for the wedding and they were heaps cheaper on US websites of course -except for the $60 of postage! For $10 worth! $50 to ship a NBA jersey for FI, $80 for a watch. 

Post # 3
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1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

That’s too bad, I get annoyed when I have to pay 5 bucks for shipping from Amazon so I can’t imagine 55!

My latest annoyance: can’t find my new sunglasses. Had ’em all winter and of course now they are nowhere to be found. big problem, I know 😉

Post # 4
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7885 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

justjade:  Try a forwarding company. They are usually cheaper and they will package both items together to save postage costs.

Post # 5
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6738 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I ordered something from Sydney to ship to the US and it was quoted so expensive that I had it shipped to a friend in SYD ey who’s visiting the US in October. I figured I’d save myself $100 and just ask her to hand carry for me!

Post # 6
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498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Yep – what j-jaye said! I use Shipito mail forwarding and they’re great. You can send multiple items to their warehouses and they’ll consolidate them into one package and send it to you reasonably cheaply. I’ve used them for several purchases (including my wedding dress!) and they’re fab. They’ll even take pictures of the contents of your parcel before sending for insurance purposes 🙂

Post # 7
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697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

justjade:  fellow Aussie here – you’re not alone. The prices drive me insane. Then when you pay for the expensive postage it still takes 2 weeks sometimes to get here. Gah!!!

Shipping has really gone up for everything recently. 🙁 can’t win!!!

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