Postage from the US to Australia - Guidance needed

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by EmpireUmpire, Aug 16, 2022.

  1. EmpireUmpire

    EmpireUmpire Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    I recently purchased a single medal from the US on Ebay. I am trying to figure out postage options and am being quoted $70+ USD (includes tracking) for a single medal worth $65USD (that weighs virtually nothing).

    There must be a cheaper option that includes tracking?

    The USPS website has no contact options so I can't ask them........

    Any help would be gratefully received.

  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Emps there is a website easyship which gives costs from US to Aus
    Assume medal with good packing would weigh tops 500g
    Postage you quoted does seem high i would assume 30US dollars tops
  3. EmpireUmpire

    EmpireUmpire Well-Known Member

    Success, thanks for the suggestion. It saved me 30 odd bucks!
  4. Reid

    Reid Historian & Architectural Photographer

    Any chance they're using Ebay's "Global Shipping Program"? That is, by far, the most overpriced "service" I've come across. I've passed up a number of well-priced items, for the reason you stated above - the cost to post to Australia was taking the p***.

    I've been advised that using the GSS means they don't need to fill out all the customs paperwork and can just drop into a postbox, instead it's all done at the collection depot (which adds to the delivery time by upwards of a week minimum).

    Or they're simply trying to make $$ off you; cheap item, underpriced to get the sale, but gouge you on the postage. Note though, that's not a US thing, I've seen it with AUS (and other countries) sellers too.

    I hope you get a result on the cheaper postage!
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