02-01-2013, 05:16 PM #11
02-01-2013, 05:20 PM #12
02-01-2013, 05:33 PM #13
i havent noticed the spike yet. That would hinder the smaller deals that i have done. However with big ticket items i am not leaving the Canadian market out itLooking for:
The most unique 08-09 The Cup Limited Logos that I can get.
02-01-2013, 05:36 PM #14
02-01-2013, 05:37 PM #15
There are still some branches of the USPS that are clerk specific and allowing Bubble Envelops to travel in the oversize category for about $2.25, but it's not happening for everyone.
02-01-2013, 06:10 PM #16
my word people....READ. I am saying I will freakin' compensate you in the trade if it means that much to you. I will add the $4 cash value in the trade , I will send you $4 pp . Not once has this been offered to me when I was paying twice asmuch
I could not have commissioned better poster boys for this thread compare to th eservice you are providing for free. I'm saying I'll compensate ...you can ask for compensation ...and your still carrying on.
If your not part of the solution , you are part of the problem. grab your toys and leave the sandbox, or at very least read the post before you go off on a tyrade.
centrehice , I was saying I will give you what you want just to get a trade done and you just covered your ears and yelled "lalalala I can't hear you", and continued to ™™™™™ about the situation. Hardly me in a snit now, is it. I would have to say I am being pretty darn reasonable
02-01-2013, 06:34 PM #17
I'm probably mistaken, but I think a lot of people don't like shipping because of the duration it takes and the lost packages no?. I mean, I don't mind shipping to Canada, but I think a lot of people don't because of bad experiences with missing mail, or opened packages. I've yet to have a problem personally
02-01-2013, 06:50 PM #18
02-01-2013, 07:20 PM #19
You've been on the board since.. say 2008. Prior to the price increase, you made 170 trades. If even 10% were with Canadians, you made 17 trades:
17 x 1$ = 17$
Those Canadians paid 17 x 2 = 34$
Since the price increase, you've made about 16 trades. Again, using the 10% rule
1x7 = 7$
Those canadians paid 1x2 = 2$.
If you look at "what have you done for me lately", yes, the American has spent nearly four times what the Canadian has. If you consider the entire time that you've been on SCF, the score is:
Americans paid since 2008: 24$
Canadian Paid since 2008 on those same deals: 36$
You guys are still ahead because you've enjoyed such cheap shipping for so long. 10% is also pretty weak sauce. If even half your deals are with Canadians, the totals look like this:
Americans Paid since 2008: 134$
Canadians Paid since 2008 on those same deals: 184$
You've had 180 trades since 08. I've had over 600 since 2005. A quick counts of my last 20 feedbacks, 25% are USA, 5% are International and the rest are Canadian. That means
I've paid about 300$ for USA trades
My USA trading partners have paid 150$ over same timeframe
For a long long time, Americans have had the cheap option when mailing international. We understand that the US to Canada rates have shot up overnight AND that its very expensive to ship. Its just really hard for us to hear all the complaining so soon after the change considering that we've been paying double what you've been paying for years and years and years. Dying from a thousand cuts sound familiar?
Will this hurt Hockey trading? Yes. Most assuredly. The US has 10x the economic buying power of Canada and represents a substantial source for hockey cards. Canada is probably one of the biggest markets for hockey cards too so getting those cards across the border is important.
Do I wish that the mail costs were cheaper for both sides? Absolutely. Cause I love to trade. There are some gret US traders especially whom it will be harder to trade with. There are also a bunch of high volume USA sellers that may have to rethink their selling approach due to this change (e.g. more lot sales to canadians instead of single deals)
Am I sad that there are so many bottom-hurt USA people complaining about their "high shipping" costs? I will be. Just as soon as my bottom-hurt subsides from looking at that 300$ figure above. Sympathy requires a good feeling bottom.
02-01-2013, 07:29 PM #20