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Old 11-24-2018, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by dijkstra View Post
US online sellers have been asking for this to be changed for years. They cannot compete with sellers overseas including China because of shipping costs. This is especially true on low cost and low margin items. I always thought it was absurd that a seller in China can ship something here to the US for a dollar or two and our own postal service picks it up from the port and delivers it. However, a US based seller has to pay $5 to $10 to ship the exact same item using our postal service. This should have been shot down years ago and the playing field equaled.
Exactly. I wasn't aware of this problem before now, but I would have presumed that Obama or his people would have been. Why they didn't act is just unconscionable to me, and I say that as someone who voted for Obama in 2008.
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Location: Cebu, Philippines
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If this miracle takes place, you won't be able to send a Xmas card to your friend abroad until you find some stamps from that country to put on it. The last non-member country was Tibet.
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