Reply 880 of 934, by cyclone3d
imi wrote on 2020-10-24, 14:04:
I've found that the global shipping program rates have usually been cheaper on the other hand... though I'd still advise anyone to be careful of them as they like repackaging things in completely inadequate packaging to save on shipping.
I've had a US seller once ask me to double up on shipping costs after the sale, even though shipping was already reasonably high for an item that wasn't particularly big or heavy... needless to say that deal didn't go through... but I still ended up losing money on it as I had to pay currency conversion fees twice, once for payment and once for the refund... silly.
I've asked buyers to send me pics of the packaging when I have sent through the global shipping program and not a single one did so I stopped asking.
The way I package stuff I doubt they could repackage it to be any lighter though even though I package stuff really well. I used the correct sized boxes with good packing materials. If they repackaged it, they could maybe save 1-2 ounces max.
I had one package come back to me that was shipped regular usps first class international and it was in the same exact shape I sent it in. Not sure what happened. Tried to get ahold of the buyer but they never responded.