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Is there a better US to Australia freight option

Bought a recon Kindle from Ebay (the Kindle with buttons to turn the pages, before their terrible, awful, unstable touch-screen one). It had to come from the USA so I swallowed hard and paid USD24.90 for shipping to Australia. Copied out its journey, wending is way around America. It's due to arrive this week, but hasn't even got to Australia yet. This is Express and it's atrocious


Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 5:04 PM MATRAVILLE In Transit with Destination [???] Carrier
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 12:59 PM MATRAVILLE , NS Customs Cleared
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 12:59 PM MATRAVILLE , NS In Transit with Destination Carrier
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 5:33 AM MASCOT In Transit with Destination Carrier
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 9:21 PM HONOLULU , HI In Transit with Destination Carrier
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 3:08 AM HEBRON , KY In Transit with Destination Carrier
Monday, Jul 23, 2018 7:40 PM Erlanger , Kentucky Shipped from the Global Shipping Center to International Destination
Monday, Jul 23, 2018 1:05 PM Erlanger , Kentucky Customs Documentation and Labeling
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 5:32 PM Erlanger , Kentucky Processing at Global Shipping Center
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 7:19 AM ERLANGER , KY Arrived at Global Shipping Center
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 5:46 AM CINCINNATI DEPART USPS FACILITY
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 11:05 AM CINCINNATI ARRIVAL AT UNIT
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 11:05 AM CINCINNATI , OH In Transit - Arrived at Post Office
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 11:01 AM CINCINNATI PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 5:12 AM CINCINNATI ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 3:29 AM CINCINNATI ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 3:29 AM CINCINNATI OH NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER In Transit - Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 2:53 AM CINCINNATI DEPART USPS FACILITY
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 2:53 AM CINCINNATI OH DISTRIBUTION CENTER In Transit - Departed USPS Regional Facility
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 2:47 AM CINCINNATI DEPART USPS FACILITY
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 10:49 PM CINCINNATI ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 10:49 PM CINCINNATI OH DISTRIBUTION CENTER In Transit - Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 9:12 AM JERSEY CITY DEPART USPS FACILITY
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 9:12 AM JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER In Transit - Departed USPS Regional Facility
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 8:44 AM JERSEY CITY DEPART USPS FACILITY
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 2:36 AM JERSEY CITY ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 2:28 AM JERSEY CITY ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 2:28 AM JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER In Transit - Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 12:53 AM TRENTON DEPART USPS FACILITY
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 12:53 AM TRENTON NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER In Transit - Departed USPS Regional Facility
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 12:36 AM TRENTON DEPART USPS FACILITY
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 8:47 PM TRENTON PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 8:47 PM TRENTON NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER In Transit - Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 5:02 PM MORGANVILLE DEPART POST OFFICE
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 5:02 PM MORGANVILLE , NJ In Transit - Departed Post Office
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 1:36 PM MORGANVILLE USPS IN POSSESSION OF ITEM
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 1:36 PM MORGANVILLE , NJ In Transit - USPS in possession of item
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 10:19 PM MORGANVILLE SHIPPING LBL CREATED USPS AWAITS ITEM
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 10:00 PM MORGANVILLE PRE-SHIPMENT INFO SENT USPS AWAITS ITEM

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in reply to lizlid-cad2n1yl

of course there is a far better option.. its called the US postal service.. but sadly the majority of sellers in the US have been conned into using this stupid ebay global shipping scam.. a service that generally takes up to 3 times longer for delivery & costs virtually twice as much.. the last time we bought something using the GPS, it took 6 weeks for delivery & we only recieved it after we had to threaten the courier company (FedEx) who runs the serive.., that we would report them to our fedral police because the company was trying to committ extortion by refusing to deliver the parcel unless we gave them all of our personal information, license & credit card numbers & work details etc etc.. the service is a total rip off scam that allows ebay to profit from postage & shipping costs etc & it has driven many many buyers away from the site onto other trading sites

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in reply to lizlid-cad2n1yl

There are definitely plenty of better options than the GSP but if that is the shipping option chosen by the seller then you have to accept it.  You can ask if they are agreeable to using USPS but they don't have to agree.

 

Your item has arrived in Australia and been cleared by Customs.  It will probably be handed to Australia Post in the next 24-48 hours and it will depend on AP when you get it.

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in reply to lizlid-cad2n1yl

Wow.

Looks like USPS would be a better option in future.

 

But the GSP is known for slow service.

 

It has arrived at Mascot and Matraville so is showing in Australia.

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