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Holy crap!! Tex, I actually had no idea how much shipping out of country is...just did a calculation on UPS to ship to new zealand (thanks for the idea), came out to 146.32 for a 2 pound package, that's insane!!! Personally, i wouldn't be opposed to offering up a newegg gift card instead of shipping out hardware at stupid prices, but that's just me. glad you brought it up, definitely think that this issue should be addressed if it hasn't been already...
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go to usps, it will be like $10
    
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In the instance where the package is within the size of a standard USPS box, the prices are cheaper, around $14 for the small sizes. However, in the instance I am worried about (a heatsink box 7" x 7" x 11"), the price is still nearly $100 priority and the cheapest I found is $28....

Maximum Value for Contents: $400.00
Other than rolls: Max. length 24", max length, height and depth (thickness) combined 36"

When the shipping cost is nearly the price of the contents, it hardly makes sense. If donating a prize means paying shipping equal to the cost of the prize, then it might make more sense to have the winner pay a part. At least in that case, the worst that could happen was the winner got an item dirt cheap... then there are any local tariffs or taxes... seems complicated...

At the very least, overseas participants should have a clear idea of what is expected and possible... perhaps a note about how overseas prizes are handled...

Feel free to jump in with ideas if anyone overseas has an idea or helpful hint! I still feel badly that (for instance) New Zealanders get the short end of the stick in most cases...


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I still feel badly that (for instance) New Zealanders get the short end of the stick in most cases...

you shouldn't feel too bad, they're used to it, what with all the hobbits running around there right??
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39 now, thats awesome. Can we go for 50!?!
    
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Let's do this!
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Quote:
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We need to do something for our important overseas participants... It isn't fair they likely can't win a prize such as a heatsink or something that UPS would charge $185 to ship.
Totally agreed. Shipping for 2 RAM sticks was $13, and getting my Antec TPN PSU was nearly $70 on shipping alone, and according to amazon the box shipped weights 6.5 pounds. And i'm not even overseas!
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Starbomba, it's the Fuel Surcharge and Hzardous Duty Pay and a lot of other things. It's just cost a LOT to ship thousands of miles...

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Quote:
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Starbomba, it's the Fuel Surcharge and Hzardous Duty Pay and a lot of other things. It's just cost a LOT to ship thousands of miles...

I was just stating my case for a same-continent international shipping. Hell, you could go by ground all the way (theoretically) and save a lot, but you still gotta pay a lot as well, and i'm not even as far as Chile/Argentina to say some of the most distant countries from the US in america. If i have it like this i can only wonder how overseas shipping must be, way worse.
Edited by Starbomba - 10/25/11 at 4:41pm
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