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Old 01-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, anybody else notice that First Class International Shipping to Canada just more than doubled today to over $6 for a 2oz item? I knew that rates were going up but didn't think they would double!

Anybody else see the same thing?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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isn't that for a first class package?

Get stamps.com I saw the postage increase and its $2.25 for a 2 ounce first class envelope.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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good lord this is nuts
who is going to pay $7 shipping for a 3 buck card
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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are you serious? maybe you selected a different option or something?
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh boy. I have to ship something to Hungary. I don't want to know how much it will cost me.
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Oh boy. I have to ship something to Hungary. I don't want to know how much it will cost me.
yea i was slacking on shipping something to italy and when i priced shipping with insurance a couple days ago it was 18.37... today same shipping without insurance is $24
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I used to sell bulk autos/gu on ebay and sometimes it would cost $9+ to ship 6 or more ounces to ship to eastern europe or australia, glad I got out of it before the increase
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its legit, I just shipped something to Slovakia for $6.16 2oz.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just checked on USPS.com and sure enough.

It's now $6.55 to ship a 2 oz. bubble envelope to Canada.

With the cost of supplies and shipping fees, it will cost +/- $8.00 to ship to Canada.
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I immediately disabled International shipping from my items this morning once I found this out but considering going to calculated shipping + small handling fee. Don't imagine I will get many international sales. Needless to say, doubling the price is extreme and shocking. Leads me to believe USPS wants to minimize their International shipping going forward since this will severely reduce the amount of people who use USPS to ship internationally. This sucks - I just got into buying hockey cards again after a long long time.

What's everybody else doing?
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Ah yes, BUT if you ship it in a LARGE ENVELOPE it is UNDER $3!


First-Class Mail® International Large Envelope**More info about First-Class Mail® International Large Envelope**
Maximum Value for Contents: $400.00
Max. length 15", height 12" or thickness 3/4"
Varies by destination
$2.65

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Ah yes, BUT if you ship it in a LARGE ENVELOPE it is UNDER $3!


First-Class Mail® International Large Envelope**More info about First-Class Mail® International Large Envelope**
Maximum Value for Contents: $400.00
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Bubble mailers are considered packages and not envelopes. If you tried to ship a bubble mailer using Envelope shipping chances are the Post Office will charge the receiver extra in order to receive the item. Even if you shipped in a PWE the post office can deem your envelope to be "rigid" and ship under the package designation.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I quit shipping outside the US months ago.
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its legit, I just shipped something to Slovakia for $6.16 2oz.
that is crazy, but as long as the buyer wants to pay for it no biggie
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I immediately disabled International shipping from my items this morning once I found this out but considering going to calculated shipping + small handling fee. Don't imagine I will get many international sales. Needless to say, doubling the price is extreme and shocking. Leads me to believe USPS wants to minimize their International shipping going forward since this will severely reduce the amount of people who use USPS to ship internationally. This sucks - I just got into buying hockey cards again after a long long time.

What's everybody else doing?
I have gone back and forth with international shipping over the past coulple of years because I list a decent amount of hockey but most of it is low-end (team sets, base pick lots, etc.) but this is the end for the foreseeable future - no one is going to pay those shipping charges. I did the same thing you did - disabled int'l shipping and will not get back into it again.
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Bubble mailers are considered packages and not envelopes. If you tried to ship a bubble mailer using Envelope shipping chances are the Post Office will charge the receiver extra in order to receive the item. Even if you shipped in a PWE the post office can deem your envelope to be "rigid" and ship under the package designation.
NOT TRUE,if the bubble mailer is less than 3/4 inch thick you ship it under large international envelope.I've been doing it way for years.It looks like they eliminated this option.

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I list mostly hockey and this will kill my sales. I left the international option open on the theory that if someone wants to pay the shipping costs then why not sell to them? If there is a bright side, delivery confirmation is now included on first class packages to Canada, so if you're shipping a high-end card you don't have to pay $20 for registered mail any more.
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I list mostly hockey and this will kill my sales. I left the international option open on the theory that if someone wants to pay the shipping costs then why not sell to them? If there is a bright side, delivery confirmation is now included on first class packages to Canada, so if you're shipping a high-end card you don't have to pay $20 for registered mail any more.
is it full delivery confirmation with tracking showing when it left the country to the person's doorstep or is it the one that shows only when it left the country?
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is it full delivery confirmation with tracking showing when it left the country to the person's doorstep or is it the one that shows only when it left the country?
Supposedly full DC - here's the link:

Sellers: Important USPS® updates in effect January 27?price changes, additional FREE international insurance, more | eBay Announcement Page

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I list mostly hockey and this will kill my sales. I left the international option open on the theory that if someone wants to pay the shipping costs then why not sell to them? If there is a bright side, delivery confirmation is now included on first class packages to Canada, so if you're shipping a high-end card you don't have to pay $20 for registered mail any more.
The high end cards will sell,you won't have to worry about it getting lost.The tracking was always an issue sending cards to Canada.
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Nice to see delivery confirmation added. Wonder if that's the feature that drove the price up.

On a related note - I did the paypal shipping for a few international orders yesterday and the money was never deducted from my Paypal acct. Shipping was deducted for domestic shipping but not the International. Anyone else notice the same thing? Guessing they just had a glitch and will be deducted at some point today.
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Someone who is not as lazy as me needs to find out if the new DC added to international shipments is sufficient for seller protection status through PayPal.
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Someone who is not as lazy as me needs to find out if the new DC added to international shipments is sufficient for seller protection status through PayPal.
If it is sufficient it would KILL eBay's new Global Shipping program
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Hey guys, anybody else notice that First Class International Shipping to Canada just more than doubled today to over $6 for a 2oz item? I knew that rates were going up but didn't think they would double!

Anybody else see the same thing?
Please read cafefully.I went to my PO and took a bubble mailer with me.
The exact size was 6 1/16 in. x 9 1/2 and less than 3/4 of an inch thick.
It can be a little longer,but must not be more than the 6 1/16.
For 2 oz. it was $1.55.In a couple of days I'll see what 3 oz is.
They actually have a gauge that they can put the mailer to.
Hope this clears up the confusion. The women on Beckett has totally wrong info.
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this amazed me. I purchased something from china and paid $3 for shipping and got this type of tracking-
China Post
Status:ACCEPTEDIN TRANSITDELIVERED
Delivered
2013-01-17, 11:54:00, AMES, IA 50014

Arrival at Unit
2013-01-17, 07:30:00, AMES, IA 50010

Processed through USPS Sort Facility
2013-01-17, 00:35:00, DES MOINES, IA 50395

Depart USPS Sort Facility
2013-01-17, 00:00:00, DES MOINES, IA 50395

Processed through USPS Sort Facility
2013-01-13, 14:39:00, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94128

Processed Through Sort Facility
2013-01-13, 04:49:00, ISC SAN FRANCISCO (USPS)

Depart USPS Sort Facility
2013-01-13, 00:00:00, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94128

Origin Post is Preparing Shipment
Processed Through Sort Facility
2013-01-05, 15:41:00, GUANGZHOU

Acceptance
2013-01-04, 21:27:00


is this what this new delivery confirmation to canada would be like?
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