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| p.1 #1 · Why no shipping to Hawai'i? |
Can someone explain to me why more than 50% of the sellers on this website refuse to ship items to Hawai'i, even if they will ship an item via regular USPS Priority Mail. As one of the fifty American states, we pay the same price for stamps and regular mail (< 5 lbs, I think) as our fellow americans in the other 49 states. For example, I can ship a small Priority Mail package to New York for $11.30, the same price it costs a Kansan to ship to New York.
Yet a seller in San Diego will ship to NY (2400 mi away), but refuse to ship to Hawai'i (2600 mi away). Why? I have no idea. I do realize that UPS, FedEx, and heavy or large US Mail packages cost more, but not regular mail.
Why would sellers ignore Honolulu a city of > 1,000,000 people, who mail order items routinely, because Hawai'i is a very expense place to live. I personally drop over $10,000 annually at Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, Apple Store, and numerous other websites.
Why all the statements like, CONUS only, no shipping to Hawai'i, etc, even when the sellers are shipping small or medium USPS Priority Mail? Is it just a knee-jerk action because too many people do not understand US geography and how the US Postal System functions?