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You should have mentioned the US Virgin Islands as they are treated the same as AK, HI, & PR.
Media Mail & Parcel Post to any of these locations is extremely slow. More than a month and could be several months before delivered.
Your post assumes that everyone uses USPS for shipping. EVERYONE knows that AK, HI, PR & the USVI are zone 8 (for the post office.)
CONTIGUOUS United States do NOT include HAWAII.
This thread should not have been made into a sticky. It is snotty and full of half truths.
05-11-2005 01:06 PM
05-11-2005 01:09 PM - last edited on 08-25-2015 07:43 PM by dm_karen
", there is absolutely no reason to add a higher handling fee for shipping to those locations..."
Most sellers that use a flat rate, choose zone 6 or 7 as the basis for their shipping cost. AK, HI, PR & the USVI are zone 8.
Your comment (in quotes above) will give many the impression that UPS, DHL, & FedEx charge the same amount for shipping to these locations. They do not. The costs are significantly HIGHER. Yet, sometimes the costs can be cheaper than US Postal Service Priority Mail. Priority Mail is expensive for heavy items.
05-11-2005 01:15 PM
"Why do I have to go though this..."
Good question, simple answer. You have to go through this because you live in the US Virgin Islands. Also, because the average person on the street in the US doesn't know that shipping there is the same as it would be to say Hawaii. (eBay is full of average people off the street turned sellers.)
Hey you can't have it all. You've got the beaches, the sun, the great atmosphere... What'r you spoiled? LOL
Okay... I'll snap my fingers and make the whole world understand that the US Virgin Islands are part of the USA. Wait... It doesn't seem to be working. Snap. Snap.
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