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Old 03-05-2006, 10:38 AM   #231
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I didn't think of this earlier, but, WHAT IF... from now, everyone puts a dollar in a pocket and when we get to Cara and the others, there will be money to send it. Whatever isn't used can be added to by them to get it mailed back here?
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:17 AM   #232
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Texas, that is not only very thoughtful, it's also a brilliant idea.
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:20 AM   #233
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Texas, that is not only very thoughtful, it's also a brilliant idea.

Aww shucks, Well every once in a while the brain cells move
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:51 AM   #234
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What about exchange rate? I don't know about all of the currency used over yonder 'cross the pond, but I believe the Euro is beating the pants off the USD.

I do think it is a good idea, but still question the cost of postal service over there between countries. It may cost just as much to send it to another country on the same continent as it does to send it 'cross the pond.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:01 PM   #235
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I'm going to let you guys decide on this one. I've just checked the usps site, and it really is a hefty amount to send back and forth. I've seen conflicting postings on the cost, but the package is around 2 pounds. We shouldn't really repackage the apron to fit in a large envelope because there is a considerable possibility that it and the other items inside will not fare well.

Here's the site: http://www.usps.com/tools/calculatep...lculatepostage

Sorry about the wet blanket of news, guys. I really thought tx's idea was very nice.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:07 PM   #236
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Mind you again, these are US Postal prices. We don't know what postal service costs 'cross the pond. Just what it costs us to get it there.

Mailing Services (Show Dimensions)Estimated
Delivery Time*
Price Global Express Guaranteed® Document Service
See Service Guide Before Mailing 2 - 3 Days$48.50
Global Express Guaranteed® Non-Document Service See Service Guide Before Mailing 2 - 3 Days Calculate
Global Express Mail™ (EMS) 3 - 5 Days$30.55
Airmail Letter Post 4 - 7 Days$14.00
Airmail Parcel Post 4 - 10 Days$20.05
Economy (Surface) Letter Post 4 - 6 Weeks$6.85
Economy (Surface) Parcel Post (Rate for pieces 5 pounds or less) 4 - 6 Weeks$19.25
*Designed to be delivered in the number of business days specified for each service depending on origin and destination.



This was putting in Italy as destination, with jkath's suggested weight of 2 pounds.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:11 PM   #237
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If one of them can post their zip codes, we can get a better idea for the usps shipping.
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If one of them can post their zip codes, we can get a better idea for the usps shipping.
When I got the rates above, I did not enter a zip code. When I changed from domestic to international, it took the zip code option away.

$7 USD isn't bad, but 4 to 6 weeks to get there? Uf-dah!
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:15 PM   #239
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When I did international on ours, it still gave the zip code and I just put in one for Hannover to see what it came up with and Priority showed from my post office to that one was $14. I don't know, but, it sounds like it depends on the rates of each state?
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Old 03-05-2006, 02:57 PM   #240
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okay... I just checked Franks parcel he got last week from the USA
it was sent by USPS Global Priority Mail from New Mexico to 30539 Hannover, Germany
the weight was about 3 pounds, but the USPS package says anything up to 4 pounds can be sent with it...
the total amount was $12,75... maybe $3 for package? as USPS.com just says $9,50 for a flat rate envelope large........
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