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USPS postage increase Jan 27th
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm at the post office almost everyday. I told one lady that works there that I pay $0.08 (that's 8 cents) a minute for long distance (Europe) phone calls. To buy a post card it costs an average $3.99 + tax and $1.85 for the stamp. Do you think I'm going to send a card to my grandmother for her birthday or call her to wish her a happy b-day myself?

It's funny how the government likes to blame the internet for the high prices. Supposedly they're losing lots of money because no one sends letters anymore. Remember when they were trying to pass a bill that would allow them to charge $0.05 per email sent? I'm glad that never happened.

And I agree that people write emails and no one writes letters anymore. However, how much business have they gained because of the internet? I know I order lots more online than I did 10 years ago. They can't tell me it doesn't even up at the end.

Like you said scentofdeath, they really don't have excuses.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xyosefx wrote:
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Damn... so a 1 LB package to Europe that used to be $11.60 will now be $16.75!!!?? A $5.65 increase!?

Bottom line is: that sucks.

Yup. I just spent my week packing up all pending international orders & trades & shipping them out, otherwise I would have ended up spending hundreds more on shipping.

Which online shipping site do you use? I've only used the one through Paypal for printing shipping online, but from what I can tell for international they only offer Express or Priority options? Didn't somebody say on here that First Class Package postage was now going to become available online too?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stamps.com allows for all services, but costs $16/month.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

outlaw-recordings wrote:
neurotic fear of corner dings.


Right, because demanding a proper packing job is neurotic.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wilhelm wrote:
outlaw-recordings wrote:
neurotic fear of corner dings.


Right, because demanding a proper packing job is neurotic.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to be who had the cheapest products was one of the biggest factors in buying music, now it will be who has the cheapest shipping.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 CD to Europe is now $9.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Descension wrote:
Stamps.com allows for all services, but costs $16/month.


i used endicia.com for a few years.. i was very happy with it.
i think the basic plan i paid was $98 a year
if your shipping a few times a week its worth looking into
most of the online shipping services will give you some small discount..
usually 5% or less
the only major con was that its a pain to get a refund if you fuck up the postage in some way
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

USPS Priority Mail International - US $37.00
USPS Express Mail International - US $46.25

For 1 CD Rolling Eyes Sad Confused Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Due to these insane rates, our store is down for the moment until we find time to adjust pricing.

Anyone who thinks we are charging "too much" for postage beyond this point can fuck off.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

outlaw-recordings wrote:
xyosefx wrote:
outlaw-recordings wrote:
Damn... so a 1 LB package to Europe that used to be $11.60 will now be $16.75!!!?? A $5.65 increase!?

Bottom line is: that sucks.

Yup. I just spent my week packing up all pending international orders & trades & shipping them out, otherwise I would have ended up spending hundreds more on shipping.

Which online shipping site do you use? I've only used the one through Paypal for printing shipping online, but from what I can tell for international they only offer Express or Priority options? Didn't somebody say on here that First Class Package postage was now going to become available online too?

I use Endicia. It has a monthly service fee, but since shipping prices are cheaper online than at the post office it evens out if you ship enough internationally.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Werewolf wrote:
USPS Priority Mail International - US $37.00
USPS Express Mail International - US $46.25

For 1 CD Rolling Eyes Sad Confused Shocked

You can fit a dozen CDs with jewel cases & padding in an International Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope for $22.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...soon this place will be bankrupt
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaos wrote:
Due to these insane rates, our store is down for the moment until we find time to adjust pricing.

Anyone who thinks we are charging "too much" for postage beyond this point can fuck off.


They might fuck off and then your buisness will be sunk.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xyosefx wrote:
Werewolf wrote:
USPS Priority Mail International - US $37.00
USPS Express Mail International - US $46.25

For 1 CD Rolling Eyes Sad Confused Shocked

You can fit a dozen CDs with jewel cases & padding in an International Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope for $22.


True but $120 approx of CDs + $46.25 = a lot of money in anyones language.
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