Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A Shipping Quandary
I have shipped many a package to the four corners of the Earth. But one country that I can never figure out is CANADA.
What is the deal up there? How is it that I can ship things up there and they get to their destination within 10 days while other items take over a month? The same goes for receiving items. I guess I have had record luck lately with Canadian packages arriving within 5-7 days from when they were shipped. I think I received at least 8 different packages within the last 30 days all in a short amount of time from the moment they were marked shipped.
But yet, I now have Canadian Ebay sellers advertising $2-3 shipping in their auctions but then demanding $18-24 for shipping/handling/insurance/tracking blah blah blah, if auctions are over $50. The claim is that it is now required. Required? By who? The Post Office? Postes Canada? Certainly not by me. I haven't read Ebay's policy on shipping with a fine tooth comb either, so maybe it's in there. Sometimes I don't mind paying extra as long as I know I'm getting the product quicker. But the worst part of this whole thing is...it is taking 25 days + to get the items here. 25 DAYS OR MORE!!! I just don't get it.
Would anyone out there like to help me quell this deep feeling of anger and frustration? Maybe some of our Canadian friends? Anyone at all.