(02-13-2013 08:51 AM)themouth247 Wrote: About two weeks ago the base cost of myself and other people from the States shipping to Canada and abroad went from about $2.50 to 7 bucks.
Of course its outrageous to have an increase of that amount all in one shot, but for the most part for years, I always thought the postal rates here were pretty fair. But now $7.50 for most trades to Canada isn't doaable in most cases.
Now it has effected my trading. I have to make the hard decision not to trade with my Canadian friends unless the trades contain a significant dollar amount to make it worth my while.
Frankly this sucks.
(02-13-2013 02:25 PM)rayeates Wrote: I agree that this sucks for you guys, and I think that it's because the postal workers have been "trained" to get the most out of you. As Frank said, he paid less than $3 for the package and it arrived faster than some trades before it. Ask questions, guys.
Here in Canada you can go to the drug store and send out mail at the postal outlet. I don't know if you have them down there, but if you do I suggest them. The workers are paid by the store instead of the USPS, so they don't try to dupe you into spending more. I have gone to both the PO and the outlet, and have always found that the workers at the outlets will check to see if there is a lower price. At the PO you have to almost fight with the worker to get different rates.
With that being said... I would hate to lose out on continuing trading with the brilliant members south-of-the-border, so I am offering a $5.00 BV slide to my trading partners in the States. I get $20 in total trade value, you get $25 in total trade value. I hope that this will deter some of you guys from NOT trading with me... Hehe! Best wishes, Beckett Community!