Post # 1
This might be a little vent, but it might work to let americans know how lucky you are.
This is the checkout page for an order of a 32USD pair of jeans. MXN means mexican pesos, shipping and taxes are higher than the item price. If I were in the Us the shipping will be free.
Ugh! I just hate international shipping rates!
End of vent. Lol
Post # 3
We get the same annoying shipping issues in Canada. The worst is when you can’t even purchase from a site because you don’t have an American billing address. I have a shipping depot I use in upstate New York, but it’s $5/package to pick something up, $10 if it’s oversized. It’s still a heck of a lot cheaper than shipping to Canada, but I also have to factor in gas, mileage, and the fact that I’ll likely visit Target and go a little crazy while I’m there too 😉
I have an online store, and I had to find a courier that goes over the border once a week because it cost SO much to ship to my customers from here and I felt awful telling people shipping rates. It’s like our postal trucks here run on liquid gold or something…
Post # 5
Yes the shipping rates from US to Canada are stupid. Usually it is free shipping in the US but some insane number to cross into Canada. Once I scored free shipping from US to Canada on a $500.00 purchase, I was a happy camper, but that is so rare. Frustrating!!
Post # 6
@bakerella: I’m inloved with a pair of Blue Notes jeans I got while in Canada a couple of years ago. They don’t ship to Mexico! they only ship to the US and since I don’t have a US address for them to ship to.. there’s no way I can get them.
Post # 7
Yeah, I feel you. I even have an American address overseas (a military APO box on base) and they gouge us too. I just had the company I ordered my crib bedding from try and charge me $57 for shipping the bedding and then try and tell me it was going to take over a month to get here. In the states, it’s $11 and 2-day shipping. Uncool.
So, I had them ship it to my mom and she’s going to send it to me. Faster and cheaper. 🙂
Post # 8
@zippylef: I do something like that. FFIL’s sister lives in California, everytime I really wnt something Ijust got it shipped to her and Future Father-In-Law brings it when he visits. I’ve saved HUNDREDS of dollars since I’m a book worm. Amazon charges 4USD shipping per book to Mexico.
Post # 9
@Coffee cup: Yikes that’s crazy!