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Ravenor Omnibus, 1st Ed. Hardcover, Dust Jacket all NM. I ordered and paid for it = Approx US$50. Now the bookstore wants an extra US$45 in shipping costs. Thats around US$100 now and nearly 100% more than I originally paid for it. Not sure if I should pass on it or not.

Hmmmmmm...

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$50 for postage from US, even for a hardback book? no no no no. That's robbery, mate.
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$50 for postage from US, even for a hardback book? no no no no. That's robbery, mate.
Postage from the US>AUS is always expensive. And I think in hardcover form this Omnibus is REALLY big and heavy. It's nearly 1000 pages. That's what the extra $45US is for, they say its 'extra costs for heavy book'.

EDIT: Ok, been using the USPS website, guessing this book is around 2kgs. I cant get any combination of postage under $75 to AUS. Tried FedEx and got $238! Damn postage in the US going anywhere out of the US is expensive.


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If you must have it on your bookshelf.

Buy ebook version.

Go to local printer.

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Profit.
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Yeah I cancelled the order. Ended up like $40 for the book and $60 postage. A little over the top.

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What site was that from? Hell of a shipping cost, even for a book.
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What site was that from? Hell of a shipping cost, even for a book.
Was from AbesBooks. But shipping costs are dependent on the individual seller. I try to avoid buying from the US like the plague. Shipping from the UK>AUS is about 1/3 of what USA>AUS is.

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This is the reason why I switched to ebooks a while ago, much cheaper.

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Was from AbesBooks. But shipping costs are dependent on the individual seller. I try to avoid buying from the US like the plague. Shipping from the UK>AUS is about 1/3 of what USA>AUS is.
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I certainly wouldn't pay that. I got caught once for postage from the States. It's ridiculous. You can be guaranteed that when the package arrives postage will have cost nowhere near that. The price of a cardboard box and some packaging doesn't come anywhere close to the difference.
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I think price is big, but not huge.
If you want to read it - download e-book somewhere. If you need it for your collection - buy.




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