Tuesday, June 05, 2007

What is the USPS thinking?

For some odd reason the US Postal Service has decided to drop their low-cost international shipping services. This leaves Global Express, Express and Priority, which all cost a fortune. I noticed this when I placed an order at Morebeer today. The shipping cost, which I had calculated to USD 70 suddenly became 164 USD. That's an incredible price hike. Heavier packages now effectively cost more than twice of what they were before May 15th this year. A positive side of this is that shipping now takes seven days instead of four weeks. But sometimes the money saved is worth waiting an extra three weeks for. Well, not anymore.

Dear old faithful USPS, what were you thinking? Why? Aaaaaargh...

3 comments:

Lars Marius Garshol said...

You used "USPS" and "thinking" in the same sentence! You're probably the first person to do that. For more background, please read Bukowski. :-)

Travis said...

It's their 1st class mail that drives the cost up. Is it reasonable to think that you can get a 1oz letter from New York to Alaska for $.41? That just doesn't make sense.

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