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Economic Px 2011: Subsidize USPS International Shipping

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give us the same cheap shipping rates to Europe, China and the rest of Asia as we have to US locations, and let's see who's got the best stuff for sale. They may have printed those Star Wars cards in China, but who got the complete sets? We did. That novelty beer tap handle might look pretty good in that Indonesian night shift worker's apartment, right about now.

We discovered the wheel, and invented America. Give us cheap shipping on all those container ships heading back to Asia, and you'll see the trade deficit evaporate to nothing. For now, the stuff to sell to China (or Europe) isn't in our warehouses. It's in our garages.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian-hansen wrote:
Currently, USPS provides flat rate boxes for shipping the rough equivalent of a shoebox anywhere in the US for about $11, no matter what the weight. If this also applied to Europe, I could foresee a cottage industry rebirth in the US, as we sell our excess Beany Babies, hand-crafted lamps, and Pez collections to our European friends. Anyone want to take this up with Congress?
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