Re: [CR]Not "Going Postal" for International (Large Boxes) HUGE INCREASE

Example: Component Manufacturers:Ideale
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 12:04:57 -0400
From: "Eric Phillips" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Not "Going Postal" for International (Large Boxes) HUGE INCREASE
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On 5/21/07, scott davis <> wrote:
> The P.O. has eliminated Sea Mail and Parcel Post Air. They also apparently turned all international shipping over to their partner, FEDEX. So all large boxes (larger than 79" Length + Girth) have gone to dimensional pricing and can only be shipped via Guaranteed Express Mail.
> This means a typical rim box, which is 84" total and weighs 1.5 KG will now cost about 130.00 to Japan--a little less to Europe. And a typical frame box weighing about 7 KG will cost approx 230.00 to 275.00 to Japan and a little less to Europe. Even rates to Canada are about 1/2 of above.
> See Postal Calculater for details:
> Know of any cheap shipping alternatives?

For Canada, I'd almost suggest a relay, send it to one of us near the border, smuggle it over, then ship it once inside.

Eric Phillips
Southfield, MI (15 minutes from Canada)