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| p.1 #3 · Can someone explain why sellers only say ConUS? |
I'd like to add to what borderlight said.
I've done several transactions with Canadians. Actually, it's not that expensive if the package does not require insurance. However, for most items on this site, we need insurance. If we want it, we could either go with UPS/FedEx, but most Canadians probably want to avoid it because of their outrageous brokerage fee. (I'm definitive with UPS on this, but not 100% on FedEx.) Even without the fee, their shipping costs are still on the high side.
Now, let's take a look at USPS. If you want insurance, you can ship via USPS First Class International, which is the cheapest option, but you have to purchase insurance from a their-party company. Or you'll have to go at least Priority Mail International, which is not that cheap with full insurance coverage.
However, if buyer pays with Paypal and the item is over $250, these two USPS options are not feasible to comply with Paypal's policy--you need a signature confirmation that Paypal can verify online. And the only option that is possible is USPS Express Mail Internation.
Trying to explain everything to any potential Canadian buyers on top of this would be a pain. And then you'll have to go to the post office where the line is really really long in my city. I kinda understand why many people just want to skip it altogether.