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Posted 11/7/16 , edited 11/7/16
I got a question for you all, how come shipping to the UK is so dang expensive? This boy just wants to buy a jumper with Hime dawg. But shipping seems to nearly be the same price of the item I wanna buy, y'know?
For instance the jumper is £28, but the shipping is £22 and doubles again if I add the Luluco transformer toy. Re-donk-u-lous.
Help? Is there any way to solve this?

I haven't put in the address, is that a fix, does it the know better if I put in where it needs to go? WILL IT BE CHEAPER!!!!
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Posted 11/7/16 , edited 11/8/16
Cause there is this large body of water called the Atlantic Ocean between the US and the UK/Europe.
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Posted 11/7/16 , edited 11/8/16
Because some short sighted individuals voted for us to leave the European Union, causing the value of the pound to crash?

You can't buy much when your currency is worthless (luckily we are not quite there yet).


As a side issue, don't forget that you will have to pay tax for importing goods from outside the European Union. See https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty
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Posted 11/7/16 , edited 11/8/16
Can't you hack the currency, I mean who made the rule?
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Posted 11/7/16 , edited 11/8/16

fredreload wrote:

Can't you hack the currency, I mean who made the rule?


I assume you mean change the currency that the store uses to bill UK customers? It won't really help as the same amount of pounds will still be required to convert to dollars to pay the shipping. In some cases it may be worse as credit card companies may slap an extra few percent onto the price for converting the £ to $ for the payment.
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Posted 11/8/16 , edited 11/8/16
Shipping to the UK has gotten ridiculous in the past few years. So much so that I've lost most of my clientele because I simply cannot charge less than I already am (and I already take a loss on those packages). Unfortunately I've found no way around it. Time to save your pennies!
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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/7/18
New-year cleanup. Closing threads with no new posts since 12/31/2016.
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