you nailed it on the head... it really does depend on who the shipper is...ALWAYS specify USPS opposed to Fedex or UPS , the post office doesnt' mail you for customs clearance fees like the other couriers.cbh747 said:Yes, but I thought it was just 6 percent. You may be right (6 and 3). I paid $40 on the last Strat that I got about 6 months ago. That was through USPS. If I had gone through UPS it probably would have cost a couple of hundred in "brokerage fees"
The savings were significant.