USPS Postage Rate Rise for 2009

February 5th, 2009

USPS has increased their shipping prices on Express and Priority Mail by 6% to 35%! The increases seem to be larger with the big packages. This together with the drop in the A$ makes ordering from the USA not such a bargain anymore 🙁

On a more positive note my partner has been able to obtain quite a good rate from FedEx which allows him to ship large items (like skis and snowboards, etc) for around the same price per lb as it would cost to ship via USPS (that is if they shipped such large items). The only problem with FedEx is the cost varies by where you live in Australia so it is hard to give exact prices on the shipping, but I hope to have a range list up soon.

2 responses

  1. Matt comments:

    Did you ever get a price list for skis?

  2. Carolina comments:

    Yes. There is a previous post – the short answer is it depends on a number of factors but the shipping cost ranges from US$70 to US$100.

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