Author Topic: US announces intent to withdraw from international postal rate system  (Read 215 times)

rcjordan

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You electronics junkies that buy off ship-from-China merchants, THIS is gonna cost you.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/411828-us-announces-intent-to-withdraw-from-international-postal-rate-system

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Re: US announces intent to withdraw from international postal rate system
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 11:17:21 PM »
It currently costs less to ship something from China to an address in the US than it costs to send that same item across the street.  As much as it pains me to say this I actually agree with Trump on this one.  This hurts domestic retailers.

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Re: US announces intent to withdraw from international postal rate system
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 11:35:17 PM »
> I actually agree with Trump on this one

Same.

I occasionally order small industrial plastic items, printed circuit boards, etc. from Chi-manufacturers in Amazon.  Two weeks later, I get a quart-sized plastic envelope stuffed full of product. Postage is around 50 cents. 

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Re: US announces intent to withdraw from international postal rate system
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 07:02:29 PM »
Same.  8)
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Re: US announces intent to withdraw from international postal rate system
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 08:01:16 PM »
>>As much as it pains me to say this

It should gladden you. The ability to agree on a specific issue with someone that you dislike and normally disagree with is a sign of intelligence and maturity and offers a point of contact/concession in conversations that are getting overheated.

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Re: US announces intent to withdraw from international postal rate system
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 11:39:35 PM »
Thanks.  I'd like to think that I could be objective enough to separate the issue from the presenter, but it is not easy sometimes.