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Old 8th February 2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default Immediate International Shipping Charge Increase

Tubelab has been shipping boards and parts for over 5 years. During that time the USPS has raised its rates every year and twice in one year. We have absorbed this increase every time except for a single dollar increase in international shipping in 2009. This year the USPS increased the cost of international shipping $3. Our local post office has laid off workers and reduced hours so that it takes about an hour waiting in line to ship an international package. We have no choice but to raise the international shipping charges for countries other than Canada or Mexico.

The shipping for a single Priority Mail envelope or small box INSIDE the US will remain $8.

The shipping for a single Priority Mail envelope or small box to Canada or Mexico will remain $15.

The shipping for a single Priority Mail envelope or small box to ALL OTHER COUNTRIES will increase to $19.
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Express mail flat rate went up to $38.
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The USPS has raised their rates again. The international rates have been increased considerably and since most of the sales this year have been outside the US, I suspect that this may be the beginning of the end of Tubelab Inc.

I can not absorb the new rate increases, so I must again raise the international shipping rates.

The shipping for a single Priority Mail envelope or small box INSIDE the US will remain $8.

The shipping for a single Priority Mail envelope or small box to Canada or Mexico will increase to $22.

The shipping for a single Priority Mail envelope or small box to ALL OTHER COUNTRIES will increase to $25.
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I'm shipping Linear Audio out of Germany, because the German postal service has a special book rate. Funny to think that Benjamin Franklin created the USPS because in his view, a democracy could only work if the voters could inform themselves. Hence the initial rate of 1 cts for sending a newspaper 100 miles away.

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Yeah, these increases really suck. The weak dollar is probably not helping things overseas, either.
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The weak dollar helps -- and we have no VAT -- ergo its still a great country!

Ben Franklin was also a proponent of adultery, preferably with older women who wouldn't burden you with unnecessary children. As a scientist, he also remarked that you couldn't tell an old one from a young one in the dark.

My guess is that his sense of touch was failing
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The USPS has raised their rates again. The international rates have been increased considerably and since most of the sales this year have been outside the US, I suspect that this may be the beginning of the end of Tubelab Inc.

I can not absorb the new rate increases, so I must again raise the international shipping rates.

The shipping for a single Priority Mail envelope or small box INSIDE the US will remain $8.

The shipping for a single Priority Mail envelope or small box to Canada or Mexico will increase to $22.

The shipping for a single Priority Mail envelope or small box to ALL OTHER COUNTRIES will increase to $25.
I can't speak for countries other than Canada, but in spite of an increase in USPS rates it will still be less expensive than UPS or Fed Ex because of their ridiculous brokerage and handling fees. So, knee jerk reaction aside, charge the extra (its not your fault) and keep on shippin'
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I suspect that this may be the beginning of the end of Tubelab Inc.
I really hope this isn't the case. I do have to ask, though... If it does come to that, what happens to this forum? I consider all the topics here a valuable resource!
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