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Old 07-15-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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Funny storey. I went to 3 PO's to send a .274kg package today, it included 4 BK dipes. I was sending to a US Armed Forces PO box in Turkey. I went online to see about prices and found that I could send a package that was under .5kg for $4.60.

The first one had 10 people in line, so next.
The second has a woman that didn't know what she was doing. I don't think she even understood that there were more countries out there other than the US and Canada, let alone Armed Forces abroad. She said it would be $9!!! I said that I could seperate the package into 2 parts, and send two "lettermails" and it would be $1.91 each, so maybe I should do that. She said " well it would work out to be $9 doing that anyways with tax and stuff." WHAT!!! $1.91 x 2 x $0.05 = $9??? I just had to laugh and leave at that point.

These last 2 places were government PO's.
I went to the Chinese corner store PO, and she said, guess what... $6.40, just like it said on the internet. Too funny. I guess it pays to ask the right people the right questions!

The lady at the last PO had this wonderful chart that showed all the pricing for any parcel/letter etc to anywhere in the world. I was so sad that she wouldn't let me photocopy it. Oh well. I got my dipes out in the end.


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