August 22nd, 2008
|02:23 am - Canada Post is bloody expensive O__O|
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??
|Date:||August 22nd, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)|| |
Prices are about the same here for "overseas" stuff (that is, out of the country). It is crazy D:
Sucks...need someone to invent like, parcel email or something XD
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.
True, as long as the buyer foots the bill...lol.
Why sell it. I usually donate it.
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.
Actually they can - the sum doesnt matter, it could be 2 dollars, but the intent is more important.
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.