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Old 01-02-2020, 02:07 PM   #1
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A happy new year gift from amazon.

They drastically increased the postage prices for international shipping.

I paid $21.42 for 7 Blu-rays in December and now they want $31.93 for 6!!!

Standart international shipping!!!
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A happy new year gift from amazon.

They drastically increased the postage prices for international shipping.

I paid $21.42 for 7 Blu-rays in December and now they want $31.93 for 6!!!

Standart international shipping!!!
From which country to which country?
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From which country to which country?
US to Austria
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A happy new year gift from amazon.

They drastically increased the postage prices for international shipping.

I paid $21.42 for 7 Blu-rays in December and now they want $31.93 for 6!!!

Standart international shipping!!!
Interesting. Are those amounts in USD or AUD? Amazon US lists shipping to Austria at $3.99 per shipment and $2.49 per item for $18.93 USD or approx $27.07 (exchange rate $1.43 AUD) for shipping 6 blu-ray items. $21.42 in AUD would be approx $14.96 USD. How much was it per shipment and item in December? $14.96 USD / 7 = approx 2.14 per disc without a per shipment charge. To UK, Germany, France rates are even higher.

I was curious about UK to US shipping so I did a quick repeat order from last year and didn't see any increases.
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Interesting. Are those amounts in USD or AUD? Amazon US lists shipping to Austria at $3.99 per shipment and $2.49 per item for $18.93 USD or approx $27.07 (exchange rate $1.43 AUD) for shipping 6 blu-ray items. $21.42 in AUD would be approx $14.96 USD. How much was it per shipment and item in December? $14.96 USD / 7 = approx 2.14 per disc without a per shipment charge. To UK, Germany, France rates are even higher.

I was curious about UK to US shipping so I did a quick repeat order from last year and didn't see any increases.
Austria, in Europe. They’re on the Euro. Not AUD.
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USPS package shipping rates go up every January. And as they're supposedly struggling financially, the jumps can be pretty substantial depending on the service and package weight. USPS international shipping is still FAR cheaper than UPS or FedEx international though. The USPS announced it's rate increases about a month ago. Not sure when they actually take affect. They hadn't as of yesterday. Usually it's about the middle of the month, I think. Amazon may have adjusted their prices early for orders that may not ship until after the new rates kick in. That said, Wow! That's some expensive shipping. The last time I imported about a half dozen BDs from amazonUK to the US, using their cheapest/slowest shipping option, postage wasn't even half of your first price.
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:58 AM   #7
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Are all items direct from Amazon or are there any items that are from a third-party seller (or fulfilled by Amazon)? Is that shipping cost, shipping costs only or are additional costs be added (i.e. import taxes, etc.).

Have you tried removing items from the order or each item separately to see if a specific item is driving higher shipping costs than normal?
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Are all items direct from Amazon or are there any items that are from a third-party seller (or fulfilled by Amazon)? Is that shipping cost, shipping costs only or are additional costs be added (i.e. import taxes, etc.).

Have you tried removing items from the order or each item separately to see if a specific item is driving higher shipping costs than normal?
All items direct from Amazon! Standart International Shipping, with no additional cost...just shipping!

Yes, I have tried to remove items...shipping for 3 would be $21 for example

Shipping to Austria is still $3.99 per shipment and $2.49 per item at least according to their shipping rates....but the final real postage price makes no sense. They simply increased the prices but did not state that ... you can only see it when ordering.

I also contacted their customer service, but as usual they don't really respond to the request.

I´m done with amazon USA! I had enough problems in the past years : terrible packaging and every 3rd item arrives damaged.
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All items direct from Amazon! Standart International Shipping, with no additional cost...just shipping!

Yes, I have tried to remove items...shipping for 3 would be $21 for example

Shipping to Austria is still $3.99 per shipment and $2.49 per item at least according to their shipping rates....but the final real postage price makes no sense. They simply increased the prices but did not state that ... you can only see it when ordering.

I also contacted their customer service, but as usual they don't really respond to the request.

I´m done with amazon USA! I had enough problems in the past years : terrible packaging and every 3rd item arrives damaged.
May I ask which items you're trying to order?

Blu-rays can also be subject to additional shipping charges for heavy or bulky media. For standard shipping, heavy or bulky media adds an additional $1.99/lb.

If you're lucky enough to be able to get a hold of an actual customer service representative, they're pretty useless these days. The customer service has been outsourced to India and they're usually reading from scripts and/or the language barrier seems to hinder the resolution of problems.
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May I ask which items you're trying to order?

Blu-rays can also be subject to additional shipping charges for heavy or bulky media. For standard shipping, heavy or bulky media adds an additional $1.99/lb.

If you're lucky enough to be able to get a hold of an actual customer service representative, they're pretty useless these days. The customer service has been outsourced to India and they're usually reading from scripts and/or the language barrier seems to hinder the resolution of problems.
Standart Blu-Rays, no special editions or box sets : Pre-order titles like Knives Out, April Fools Day,...

India? Well, that explains a lot now. Every second person in the live chat is called Rachid...
It is completely useless to contact their customer service, whether by mail or live chat.
Now they even refuse to send a replacement if the package doesn´t arrive!
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Standart Blu-Rays, no special editions or box sets : Pre-order titles like Knives Out, April Fools Day,...
Weird, Amazon seems to be charging $7.99 per order plus $3.99/item when shipping to Austria.
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Austria, in Europe. They’re on the Euro. Not AUD.
You’re most certainly right. The Australian dollar....... I have no idea why I start talking about it or converting it? Heck, I’m not even on the right continent. Wow. I think I’m going to let this fade away and not wonder what I was thinking.
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I import my blu-rays to Sweden and use mostly Deep Discount. For recent order of 6 blu-rays I paid $17.93 in shipping. Amazon may have better pricing for blu-rays but not sure why intl shipping would be that expensive.
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