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August 22nd, 2008


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02:23 am - Canada Post is bloody expensive O__O
Holy geez....

I've been wanting to sell off some of my stuff, I have so much junk in my room, 50% of which I can probably live comfortably without, so I started a list of things I wanted to try selling.  Then came trying to figure out whether to include shipping in the posted price or calculate shipping individually for anyone that inquires and holy smokes are Canada Post's shipping rates high.

To ship a doujinshi that's 26cmx18cm with a weight that doesn't even register on my scale to California, the cheapest shipping rate would be $4.20, to ship to Britain would be about $5.75.  For shipping shoes in a shoebox to France at 18cmx28cmx10cm and 1lb the cheapest shipping rate is $7.80.  And these are just estimates from the website, I get the feeling if I actually go to ship things the actual price will be even more expensive.

Has anyone shipped things like doujinshis from Canada to elsewhere?  Are these rates correct are is Canada Post's website just messing with me??

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From:mikage
Date:August 22nd, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
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Prices are about the same here for "overseas" stuff (that is, out of the country). It is crazy D:
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From:koneko_desu
Date:August 26th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Sucks...need someone to invent like, parcel email or something XD
From:seedofdarkness
Date:August 22nd, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
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I've worked in a post office for about a year - you're sending Surface Small Packet with insurance right? For doujins you could probably mail as light packet, to US it'd be about $2, overseas would be $4, but no insurance.

Mail will forever be expensive now because gas is expensive and people use email now.

And honestly, these shipping rates aren't too bad. People who are used to buying things online are used to paying $5-20 worth of shipping... and buyer usually pays shipping fees.
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From:koneko_desu
Date:August 26th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
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True, as long as the buyer foots the bill...lol.
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From:abomvubuso
Date:August 26th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Why sell it. I usually donate it.
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From:koneko_desu
Date:August 26th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Donate yaoi doujinshis? Lol, might traumatize some poor unsuspecting soul. Plus, I'm not rich enough to be able to afford being charitable to donate a few hundred dollars worth of stuff. Charity's a privilege, not everyone can afford it.
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From:abomvubuso
Date:August 27th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
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Actually they can - the sum doesnt matter, it could be 2 dollars, but the intent is more important.
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From:koneko_desu
Date:August 27th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
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No, they can't, because if I donate instead of sell and end up not being able to pay rent or buy food, the one that'll be needing charity soon is myself. If you can pay your own basic essentials to survive and still have left-over, then you can afford to be charitable. If you can't pay for your own basic needs for survival, then have fun dying in the streets.
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From:abomvubuso
Date:August 27th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
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Fair enough.

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