Too bad that international shipping is so expensive when sending packets as an individual (as opposed to shipping prices for big companies).
If I buy something from Denmark or from one of the companies in Germany who ship using the Danish postal service, I can get something sent for approx 60 DKK ($11, â‚¬8, Â£7) for smaller packages. From the U.K. I can get a decent sized package (several kgs) for about Â£13 (â‚¬16, $22) from SVP.
It would cost me Â£22 (â‚¬27, $37) to send a 2 kg package to the U.K.
It would cost me Â£26 (â‚¬32, $44) to send a 2 kg package to the U.S.
I assume shipping costs are also high in other European countries although they probably vary from country to country.
International shipping costs are quite high compared to the price of media you can send in a package, especially if you’re a private individual or a company without big rebates on shipping.
I guess you could trade with other CDFreaks, but the shipping costs would make it expensive.
And then there’s the added cost of customs tariffs the size of which I don’t know.