Who Ships International? You're in for a big SURPRISE

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    Feb 04, 2013 6:54 PM GMT
    A month ago I paid $6 to mail a DVD order to the UK. With the new rate increases, it now costs $12.75 to mail that same DVD. That's right, they more than DOUBLED international rates. The Post Office is destroying itself in an attempt to continue its antiquated ways with too many supervisors and CEOS who want their extra cars and vacation homes. It hurts small businesses, and in the end, they will destroy themselves. Thank god for digital distribution. USPS, go FUCK yourself.
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    Feb 04, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
    You mean a letter requesting some DVDs? Oh wait, I got it, you're sending some DVDs to the UK.

    Well, up here it's likely far more than that. To recieve an order of 15 copies of my slim book ( all together about the size of a phonebook) from Ontario right here within in Canada is over $50.00 plus 12% tax.

    Tax-wise, are you allowed to write such things off as a business expense?
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    Feb 04, 2013 7:47 PM GMT
    It's a business expense on taxes under Postage. But that's not the problem. The problem is how many people want to spend $12.75 for a DVD to be mailed to them?
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    Feb 04, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
    meninlove said You mean a letter requesting some DVDs? Oh wait, I got it, you're sending some DVDs to the UK.

    Well, up here it's likely far more than that. To recieve an order of 15 copies of my slim book ( all together about the size of a phonebook) from Ontario right here within in Canada is over $50.00 plus 12% tax.

    Tax-wise, are you allowed to write such things off as a business expense?


    That's crazy.icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 04, 2013 8:17 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidIt's a business expense on taxes under Postage. But that's not the problem. The problem is how many people want to spend $12.75 for a DVD to be mailed to them?


    Actually I think it's a lot more than that. I order nothing from international points because when it comes through customs they grab it and I get a customs broker fee attached of about 30 - 50 bucks.

    That's why I was so happy my US publisher contracted a Canadian printer, finally. I was not only paying $75.00 to get 15 copies from the US in postage, but also the extra 30 - 50 bucks duty etc.

    So before the Canadian contractor (printer) came about, recieving an order of 15 books outside the cost of them cost me well over $100