Notes on transport and tariff wars


Not responsible for lost, stolen or mis-delivered mail.  [ *Almost* never happens...but ]

PayPal will not process international orders, stating "This merchant does not ship internationally" which isn't true, but I cannot seem to change PayPals mind.

 Cards work..

International Delivery:

All orders are sent via  United States Postal Service  PO Box addresses will do just fine and are probably safer....but sometimes they don't notify you that your package has arrived so pay attention to the tracking number. [ available on request if not automatically sent to you ]

USPS does not have it's own fleet of airplanes, it hitch hikes on commercial airlines and fills UPS and FEDEX empty space   [and costs 1/3rd what they charge.]

 How long that takes depends on how many flights take to the air.   [Sometimes COVID restrictions  slow that down considerably]

"General Delivery" and "Hold For Pickup"  is possible in most areas  [Pick up at PO]

 EMS boards any available airplane first and 'availability' is a real concern these days.

To have order sent by 1st Class mail internationally: [the slowest/cheapest way ] Use the Priority Mail selection and note in "Order Comments" that you want it to go 1st Class.

The actual charges will be calculated and the difference refunded.


Priority Mail Express InternationalPadded Flat Rate Envelope to Canada  $45.95

Priority Mail International® Padded Flat Rate Envelope to Canada $26.90


Priority Mail Express International™ Padded Flat Rate Envelope  to everywhere else  $69.35  

Priority Mail International® Padded Flat Rate Envelope  to everywhere else  $38.60


It would appear that most countries are in dire financial straits these days and are desperate enough for funds to pick regular peoples pockets in the market square while calling it VAT or tariff  "protect the local producers against competition" with zero understanding that, If it isn't made locally, you cannot buy it locally.... at any price.

Before ordering, it's best to find out if your country has suddenly started extorting cash out of you and didn't bother telling anyone that there will be a ransom to pay on your end.

[ It CAN add 15% to 100% to your total. ]