Mailing a baby pony from Australia? NEED YOR OPINIONS!!

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SilverCygnet

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I don't know what their rate is per ounce, but a baby pony wrapped in tissue paper and sent in a 6x9" padded envelope weighs 2 ounces. If they mail in a box it could potentially weigh as much as 4-5 ounces.

I would look up the aussie postal service and see if they have a chart online-bet they do!

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in an envelope USA to AUS is $1.70 airmail and $5 Global Priority...
 

A Binkyfinder

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Is it possible they are shipping in a box and adding international delivery confirmation? I believe the confirmation costs $7.00. I could be wrong though.
 

Oneleo1

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She wants to charge me $8.00 for airmail, which is fine, then add $2.00 to cover paypal fees (which I am not sure there would be any! I would be sending her AUD from a bank account paypal, not credit card so the conversion of funds would be on my end) and another $2.00 for packing materials!!!

Does this seem right!?! For one small baby pony?!?
 
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ambermich

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lately with auctions and buyign ponies i ask for shipping quotes before considering buying at all (FIRST N FORMOST) i keep finding say auctions i like but shipping for 4 or 5 ponies is 15.00 usd when i am in the usa too......packing material? i reuse stuff others send me and use baggies with balled up plastic bags....sounds steep to me but that is just my opinion

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Moonstones Dream

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I've never shipped a pony from Aus, but that seems a lot. Have a look at www.auspost.com.au for shipping rates, it's usually pretty cheap from here. I can understand the Paypal fee in a way - it costs us to transfer the funds from Paypal to a normal bank account.
 

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Oneleo1 said:
I would be sending her AUD from a bank account paypal, not credit card so the conversion of funds would be on my end) and another $2.00 for packing materials!!!
If you have a business or premier account, then regardless of what the buyer's (sender) form of payment, then the seller (reciever) will always get charged fees. I know someone sent me an payment from her account balance, and because I have a premier account, they knocked a fee off.

Just one thing, if you did it via ebay, then in Australia (like many other countries), it is not legal to charge PayPal fees. The ebay page can be found at:-

http://pages.ebay.com.au/help/policies/listing-surcharges.html

(you need to click show)

If you did via ebay, you may wish to point out that her charging is against ebay's policies. If she still objects, then I would report her to ebay. If it is not via ebay, then she is perfectly entitled to charge you the fee.
 
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Shipping overcharging is getting way out of hand. They're adding padding to everything! I once got "Well, we have to fill out a customs form, so that's another $5.00." Ya buddy, you know where you can stick that pony? It's unbelieveable. When I sell on ebay I never charge for anything other than actual shipping charges. I save all my little boxes (food boxes,etc) for shipping, and bubble envelopes are less than 50 cents Canadian at Walmart. Even if I was a power seller, ok, so I might have to buy some boxes, and bubblewrap, but still, per person, that still wouldn't come to more thana couple of dollars.

It makes me so mad to think about all the ripping off that sellers are doing! :evil:
 
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