[78-L] Amazon postage rates

Michael Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
Sat Jun 23 19:17:56 PDT 2012

Over on our side of the pond, Amazon.com postage for CDs/DVDs is $2.98
for a single disc OR a BOXED SET of 50 discs!! (But not 50 separate
discs).   A book is $3.98. Like your situation it doesn't matter if the
dealer is in the U.S., UK, Canada, Hong Kong, or anywhere else. 
Ordering from Amazon itself is free postage for orders over $25.  But if
we order from Amazon.co.uk our postage is much higher even from the same
dealers, even those in the U.S., there is a per delivery rate of 2.09
pounds plus 0.99 per item.  For books it is 3.99 per delivery plus 2.99
per book.  What is ANNOYING is that the BBC Goon Show CDs are considered
a BOOK, therefore even though some of them are priced real cheap, the
postage is 6.98 pounds, which is over $10 U.S. So both of us have to
hope that the thing we see on the other's Amazon can also be found on
our own.   

Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com    

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [78-L] Amazon postage rates
From: Julian Vein <julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: Sat, June 23, 2012 5:15 pm
To: 78-L Mail List <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>

I have been buying a number of CDs and DVDs from Amazon.co.uk and the 
postage for a single one is GBP1.26. This is regardless of whether the 
supplier is in the UK or USA. However, when I try to purchase from 
Amazon.com, the postage jumps to GBP8.00+ from the same suppliers. Are 
US Amazon creaming off some of the postage for themselves? Additionally,

some items from the latter aren't allowed to be sent to the UK, although

some of them can be purchased from via UK Amazon from the same US

 Julian Vein
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