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Post  kali291 on 1/25/2011, 11:29 am

Hi all. I am in the Republic of Ireland, and am interested in buying the SFG certified teacher course, which as I understand it, comes on 2 or 3 cd/dvds. The course is a reasonable $81, BUT then the shipping charge is a further $30. Is postage really that expensive in the US ? I queried this by email on 3rd January, and asked if the course was available as a download, but have received no response. How do others feel regarding an almost 40% mark up for shipping?
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Post  middlemamma on 1/25/2011, 12:19 pm

Shipping is astronomical here in the US...I don't know how much the package weighs that they ship out the course in, but I just sent seeds to our neighbor Canada and it was $2 and not even 2 ounces.

Anytime our shipping goes over seas it is highly expensive. I am sorry for the cruddy news about the shipping....but it probably isn't the foundation trying to make a buck, but rather insure that the package gets to you safe and sound. Sad

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Post  kali291 on 1/25/2011, 12:38 pm

I have now received a reply from the SFG shop. Please do not misunderstand the reason for my post - the intention was not to accuse the SFG foundation of doing what many people appear to do on a well known auction site and make a killing from postage and packing - it was more to highlight the horrendous cost of the US mail :!:
The long delay in replying was down to the fact that the shop runs on one staff during the quiet season, and I fully understand that.
Apologies if the original message is ambiguous and open to misinterpretation Embarassed
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Post  middlemamma on 1/25/2011, 12:50 pm

No worries I totally understood...Smile
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Post  LaFee on 1/25/2011, 2:24 pm

For the shipping to be that much, I'm guessing it's either going out as express or with insurance, as the enormous box of Christmas presents my mother-in-law sent wasn't too much more than $30.

Ask them what the options are...I'm pretty sure there's a cheaper option.

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Post  kali291 on 1/25/2011, 2:28 pm

I have asked and there is a cheaper option. The shopping cart is set up for the 'top of the range' shipping option by default. I have now placed an order Very Happy

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Post  middlemamma on 1/25/2011, 2:58 pm

YAY!!!! Awesome!
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