Cheapest way of shipping 20lbs from the US?

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Cheapest way of shipping 20lbs from the US?

Post by Magik321 » Fri May 15, 2009 7:15 pm

What would be the cheapest way of shipping something weighing roughly 20 lbs, shipped from Littleton, Colorado 80127 to me?

It can't fit a prioirty mail flat rate box, but the contents of the item I'm buying can be broken up bit by bit to be shipped.

I'm looking for the cheapest shipping possible, does'nt need to reach me fast as well.

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Post by l0qii » Fri May 15, 2009 7:39 pm

Unfortunately there are no "cheap" options for shipping international. There is no more "slow boat" option, everything is Air Mail. The USPS price for a 20 pound package is $120.75. The does not get any cheaper by breaking it into several small packages, unless you can fit it into 2 flat-fate boxes which would be $41.95 each for the smaller size or $53.95 each for the larger size. None of these options include any tracking or insurance, which costs extra.

UPS and other private shipping services will cost even more.

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Post by Magik321 » Fri May 15, 2009 7:59 pm

Is there anymore surface mail? A seller on ebay is shipping the exact same thing and quoting $62 for shipping. No idea how he does it. I should have bought from him.

PS: I just saw your pm. Thanks for the trade btw.

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Post by l0qii » Fri May 15, 2009 8:03 pm

No, surface mail is no longer an option. The seller offering $62 either fit it in a flat-rate box, or is eating part of the cost himself.

Many sellers have started under charging for shipping ever since eBay added the rating system based on shipping charges. I'm really not a fan of that decision.

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