Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Re: OMG Internation Shipping Cost
"Dimensional Weight" is the killer- see how it shows that UPS will charge you like you're sending a 60lb parcel.
USPS isn't that bad price-wise, but they've recently started adding additional charges too like dimensional weight on large priority items (the cost to ship a guitar in the smallest-possible carton doubled). Then, if you decide to ship parcel post, they hit you up for "non-machinable" and "balloon" charges if the package is large but not proportionately heavy (like a guitar) so it's not that much cheaper. The PO near me started adding these charges only a few months ago and the first e-bay batch I took there, unaware of the changes, I took an f-ing bath on charges.
Still beats UPS, though. Sheesh.