Update on German Mailing costs
- <Bahls@...> schrieb:
>Happy new year boyZ and girlZ,
> Happy new year to all!
> As to the mailing costs I have to add the Deutsche Post has augmented its prices from January 1, and did some minor changes. The price of 16 Euro you mentioned, David, was for an uninsured letter up to 750 grams which does not exist anymore, IIRC. You now have to take the letter up to 1000 grams for 18 Euro, and as before you still have to pay extra for insurance.
> I can not imagine any German manufacturer drawing profit out of "mailing costs", as these costs rather tend to hinder orders from overseas.
In the last days of 2004 Deutsche Post mailed me their list with the new shipping fees.
I can confirm Michael's information and want to add my experience.
In most cases (if the wight does not exceed) I take air mail letter registered but not
insured. I ship to the States weekly and NEVER lost a parcel. In one case a parcel
with 20 Huskies returned a half year later since the receiver's apartment number was
For deliveries at a value of more than EURO 1,000.00 I take the insured air mail parcel.
For deliveries at more than EURO 3,000.00 (such as Ztrack subscriber cars, SZL ballast
hopper etc.) I prefer UPS or rather FEDEX. In most cases this justified. It is much faster
and you can follow the shipping with the tracking number in the net.