They cheat on the rules, too. For example, when I got my DAS stuff the customs paperwork listed it as “engineering samples”. That’s an old trick to avoid paying duties.
Dan > On Aug 22, 2015, at 10:33 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > >> On August 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM Rich Thomas via Mercedes >> <email@example.com> wrote: >> >> I'm not sure how they can make any money with the free shipping on stuff >> but it is all reasonable quality, probably the same stuff every other >> store sells just factory direct with minimal markup. > > The Chinese postal service subsidizes export packages like crazy. > It's cheaper to mail some minor electronic trinket (like an OBD II bluetooth > dongle) > from Shanghai to my house than it is to mail a letter from next door to my > house. > Meanwhile, USPS wants $2.70 for a sub ounce domestic package because it's more > than 1/8" thick. > > Mitch. > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com