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Offline nokcha

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Dear International Customers
« on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 15:25:29 »
Unfortunately the Post Office has more than doubled their shipping rates for International orders starting January 27, 2013.
Source: http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2012/pb22352/html/kit.htm
From now on all shipping for International Orders will start at $8.
Thankfully Domestic Prices have not increased drastically and will remain the same in our store.
If you have placed any orders today, we will honor our old shipping rates.

Again, we apologize for this as we have no control over it.
We hope you can still enjoy our keycaps and services through harsh times like these.
Thank you.

Offline rowdy

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Re: Dear International Customers
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 17:38:23 »
Thanks for the heads-up.  It's been mentioned in a couple of other threads too.

Now I'll have to buy more keycaps in each order to justify the postage ;)
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Offline MattBuzzy

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Re: Dear International Customers
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 21:49:58 »
Aww it's a shame was about to place an order but the extra postage kills it for me unfortunately.

Wait when you said today do you mean orders made before this message or all day? (As in could I get an order now at the cheap postage rate?)

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Re: Dear International Customers
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 22:01:31 »
Does that 8$ include tracking? Maybe if it does you could offer shipping with no tracking for international to keep the costs down.
Just an idea to attract the people that would be turned off with such a high shipping cost.

Offline nokcha

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Re: Dear International Customers
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 22:12:21 »
Does that 8$ include tracking? Maybe if it does you could offer shipping with no tracking for international to keep the costs down.
Just an idea to attract the people that would be turned off with such a high shipping cost.
Unfortunately the $8 does not include tracking. We can only offer a partial tracking that only tracks the package while it's in the US.
Additional tracking #'s in this new policy is only reserved for special online services or additional costs at the Post Office. :[

We only honored our old shipping rates when the order was placed before we changed our shipping prices(this morning)

Offline MattBuzzy

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Re: Dear International Customers
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 22:18:53 »
Oh well, I guess I will have to wait until I see the GID gamer keyset on sale before I make an order as a few keys would be too prohibitive postage wise to me. Thanks anyway.

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Re: Dear International Customers
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 22:20:50 »
$8 is around the same as some have been charging anyway..
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Offline MattBuzzy

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Re: Dear International Customers
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 22:24:14 »
Yeah if I was buying a whole lot it would be worth it to me no doubt, but it's the same reason I can't put in an order at techkeys either. Funds are too tight to get a whole lot of keys and postage is too high for just a few.

Offline sherryton

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Re: Dear International Customers
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 29 January 2013, 04:15:06 »
Yeah if I was buying a whole lot it would be worth it to me no doubt, but it's the same reason I can't put in an order at techkeys either. Funds are too tight to get a whole lot of keys and postage is too high for just a few.

Just a suggestion, you can give the money (+ extra) to either nokcha or techkeys.  They can order it for you, and it will only be an additional few bucks.  That would increase the shipping to a total of $11.  Just a suggestion!

Offline Broadmonkey

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Re: Dear International Customers
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 29 January 2013, 11:06:07 »
damn! I should have ordered last week. I can never justify spending $8 on shipping, I even thought $4 was expensive. Can It really be true that a single key cap can't be shipped for less?
Yeah if I was buying a whole lot it would be worth it to me no doubt, but it's the same reason I can't put in an order at techkeys either. Funds are too tight to get a whole lot of keys and postage is too high for just a few.

I feel you on that one. I too can't order from Techkeys for that same reason. Worst part is though, that I can't order for more than $14 or I'll have to pay import fee of minimum $29.

Is there no way that shipping could be cheaper for just a single key?