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Why does shipping the T-shirt to Europe cost $36?

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As much as I like Sam & Max, I'm not paying $54 for an $18 T-shirt. Surely shipping a T-shirt across the pond shouldn't have to cost $36? For that money I expect it to be delivered within twelve hours after ordering on a gold platter.

Though in fact I'm not expecting it to arrive at all because at that price I sure as hell am not going to buy it. And neither will the other 99,99% of the Sam & Max fans not living in the US, I expect.

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    Anonymous

    Hi there,

    That does sound a bit much. Can you send a private message to me with your address, and which shipping method you chose. We will take this up with our fulfillment house.

    Best,

    Troy

  • Hmm. US$37 plus to ship to New Zealand. "UPS International" seems the only valid rate. A surface mail / slow boat type option would be handy.

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    Anonymous

    [quote]Hi there,

    That does sound a bit much. Can you send a private message to me with your address, and which shipping method you chose. We will take this up with our fulfillment house.

    Best,

    Troy[/quote]

    I didn't go any further than selecting the region I live in, actually. Then the system informed me that the only shipping option available was UPS International for $36,35.

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    Anonymous

    Ok, thanks for the info. We're looking into this and will find a way to make sure that shipping is as incidental as the shipping companies will allow.

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    Anonymous

    you need something like standard US air mail ..but then you need someone to pack and send the shirts.. UPS is always going to be ridiculously expensive

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    Anonymous

    [quote]you need something like standard US air mail ..but then you need someone to pack and send the shirts.. UPS is always going to be ridiculously expensive[/quote]

    The only experience I have with ordering something from the US are three small comic books. While it took a month for them to arrive shipping was only $5,80. I think they went by boat :)

    Anyway, thanks for your concern, Troy.

  • I've noticed the same on some other smaller webshops around the web aswell. Seems like UPS charges alot on the international thingies. It doesn't really matter that much if it's from a shop that i can buy a bunch of stuff from, but it IS alienating when i probably am going to pay as much or more for shipping than the actual product. I wanna support YOU, not UPS.

    Also, I was thinking of ordering, but it doesn't say if the bone books are hardcover? I wanna support you guys, but since i've started collecting them hardcover, i won't buy the books from you if they aren't. Just all the other stuff you throw at me :)

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    Anonymous

    Just thought I'd mention, though I'm sure whoever's in charge already knows this, if the shirts are small enough to fit in one of the USPS's "small" global priority envelopes, shipping including a certificate of mailing would cost only $5.90 to all international destinations. If they're not then add another $4 to that for the "large" envelope. This way the packages would arrive within 6 days and wouldn't be too outrageous a shipping cost. I can't speak for the international buyers, but I think they'd be a lot more willing to pay $9.90 than the $36 for UPS.

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    Anonymous

    It's much worse international, obviously, but the current shipping options aren't great within the US either. I bought a Bone book for my brother-in-law for Christmas and was going to order it here, but didn't want to pay $8 shipping. Ended up taking a trip to Barnes and Noble (which was almost as bad as spending $8, but not quite!) One or even two books could be mailed in a Priority flat rate envelope for $3.85, or book rate for even less. (I do appreciate that the shipping price stays the same whether you get one book or two, though.)

  • The same thing happened when tried to order Bad Mojo Redux. zipped from about $20 to $80-something

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