I've been shipping my pickups(small packages) all over the world and didn't really have an issue with shipping costs, until now.

A customer contacted from Canada and asked me if I would sell one of my Whiskey Crate Stompers. I thought, sure, why not? I gave him a fair price and told him free shipping. It cant' cost that much to ship a .4 lb item from the states, right? Well, best price I could do was $45. Anyone have tips on reducing shipping costs? I do ship about 15 items each month.

Thanks,

Wade

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Annonimous Pick would know all the tricks. Canada is a tough nut!

here's a few  tips . .

-  use / make  a box  closest to  the  actual size  of the item   (allowing  for reasonable  packaging protection ) 

- avoid  the   use of  an online  shipping calculator .(most are not even close to  accurate.)

- remember that the  "claimed   value "  also affects  the price  ,  as does  sending as a  "gift"  etc...  or  not .

keep the weight down too, if you can .

Thanks Guys. Three strikes against me I guess. the box was slightly larger than needed, price paid on reverb is automatically added info and it does the shipping cost automatically. Damn, what would shipping a guitar cost!?!

i  buy  guitars  from  us all the time  . shipping  usually  hovers around  40  to  60  bucks  .. and thats a   full size regular  store  bought electric .  cbgs should be cheaper for the weight . 

so  $45  for a stomp box  blows my mind  .. unless you  protected it  with sand   or lead  ;-)

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