Kind of unfair shipping practice to have free (gov't subsidized?) shipping when the rest of the world does not.I think that's how tariff wars develop.I've seen import & VAT fees that were as much or more as the completed material I've shipped to the UK and Kenya.What do those gov't fees add to the process? Nothing. Just a big leach on commerce.
They aren't the only ones with free shipping. RS Components ships online orders free. element14, (here in Oz at least), have free shipping for orders > $45.I'm sure that many other businesses do it too.
Rs has been free shipping on all orders (any value) here since may
Have you tried it ot yet.- With 20 p worth of resistors
element14, (here in Oz at least), have free shipping for orders > $45.
Hardly "free shipping" - easily covered by their mark-up.
I can't remember when anything from the US had reasonable shipping charges, yet they're closer than the UK .
Last delivery came from a UK address but i later recieved a 20 bill from fed ex for import duty although i had already (correctly) paid vat.
I can't remember when anything from the US had reasonable shipping charges, yet they're closer than the UK who often charge much less. And look at my example the other day of a delivery quote from a Taiwanese manufacturer - 4 x ultrasonic transducer samples, cost: US$10.00. Delivery: US$38. That was $65.97 total in Australian dollars.
That may be just the old cheap product/high delivery scam. They send it via the cheapest method and pocket the rest. The idea is that some people, for some reason, don't think of the delivery cost when deciding which vendor has the lowest price. Personally, I only think about price as price delivered.
One of my greatest annoyances is that eBay actually has (and defaults to) an option of "Price: Lowest first" not including shipping.I find that truly offensive.
Not to mention the "This seller has set requirements ..." page when you have made a bid. If the seller has set any such requirements, and the system demonstrably knows they apply to you, then the item obviously should never be shown to you.
Yep. I've struck a few in my results lately that, upon closer inspection, have said "Seller does not ship to NSW Australia".Those ones should not come up in my search results, since eBay knows where I am.