Originally Posted by wrw311
I plan on sending in a padded envelope. The buyer told me I can do it for about 6 bucks but Im not sure how.
I get this way too much. People have no clue what it costs, just what they feel it should cost.
Here is my qoute,
Ship to Rotterdam 3014 HC Netherlands from Phoenix AZ
Average carded Joe weighs 3oz, plus 1oz padded envelope
Figure is to be opened so no extra padding or protection.
4oz USPS 1st Class - No tracking/No insurance - $5.34
Insurance for $35 (not sure what you charged him for the FSS) adds another $2-3
Depending on how you do your paperwork it may or may not arrive in 9-21 business days.
You come in roughly on budget but your protection is nonexistant. And customs is always the unknown it could go right through or not.
You can change to priority padded envelope which jumps it to $16.95 before insurance and should be there in 6-10 days. However I was told by my Post that if I would pay for EMS Flat rate envelope, $38, that they not only track it the whole way, or at least have actual follow up, it would have insurance covered, and it is also guaranteed to be delivered within 3-5 days. But I have yet to find anyone willing to split that cost with me.