Re: [Yuricon] Re: Does it matter where you buy your Yuri?
- --- Reese Dorrycott <rhys@...> wrote:
> --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "Johann Chua"Unfortunately for people like me (teachers), surface
> > Generally don't order online from U.S.-based
> sellers as the shipping
> > costs too much, unless I make a HUGE order.
> And they like to ship 'surface mail' which is by
> ship. A package can
> take up to six months to arrive from California that
> way. I know, I
> was stationed at Clarke AFB back in the 70's & had
> that happen to me
> several times.
mail overseas isn't even an option anymore. Everything
is air mail. This is great if you're buying things and
you don't mind paying the USPS's huge fees for
anything bigger than an envelope, but not so great if
you're sending boxes full of books. :/ I just spent
several hundred dollars to send my grad school
classmate's books and stuff to her in Japan after she
went back there (since we graduated). This is
relatively recent change and wasn't in effect when my
other friend moved to Korea to teach English a year or
two ago, so we were caught by surprise. Watch out for
this if you are asking a friend to send you something
bigger than a book or CD from the US, or if you're
sending something from the US to a friend in Japan. :/
I really wish they hadn't gotten rid of that option.
Sometimes it's fine to wait a while for
something...The change has really hosed volunteer EFL
teachers working in refugee camps overseas and so
Anyway, end rant! sory!
Clarissa C. S. Ryan
(for English language learners) (for ESL & EFL teachers and tutors)