Re: [NTLK] About FS EBay PayPal and Shipping

From: Mark Ross <>
Date: Tue Dec 19 2006 - 10:33:00 EST

As a shipper ourselves, we use both UPS and USPS for overseas
shipping. The difference, however, is large. USPS has tracking only
on more expensive methods, its reliability is sometimes questionable
(and sometimes not their fault as they use local postal authorities
for delivery). UPS has its own agents in each country and guarantees
time certain delivery along with $100 of insurance at no extra cost.
You get what you pay for.

On Dec 15, 2006, at 7:12 PM, Terry Bennett wrote:


> My main gripe is with the Shippers. This applies to more than just
> Ebay. I buy a lot from the US, and the online stores have stitched up
> deals with the likes of UPS, FedEx and the others. The costs are
> astronomical. I recently had one order where the shipping quote was
> $125 on an order worth $200. After telling the company we'd accept a
> USPS Airmail consignment, and that we'd not go ahead otherwise, they
> sent via USPS at $26, a $99 saving.

Mark Ross
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