You should tell your buyer that your country is screwed/f***** up (choose whichever one you like better) and that it's postal services are one of the worst in the world (I can back you up on that one if the need arises). That's all. You shouldn't feel bad on your part. Just look at it this way. You're just the seller who has goods for disposal. He's just the innocent guy looking for disposed goods. The middleman/postal service department is the mastermind trying to discourage the people from sending goods overseas 'cos they're too lazy to bring it to its destination. =D
No, my country is not screwed up (hopefully not). But honestly, the postal services is appalling! Or at least, that was the impression that I got when I contacted the post office operator asking for the postal rates. The customer service is terrible. I mean, as a receptionist/operator, you are supposed to sound cheery and ready to help, but the two people whom I talk to weren't at all! I mean, they keep droning on with their monotonous voices.
I was really taken by surprise when I was treated better by courier service operators in Brunei, i.e. tried contacting Citylink and UPS, and they were so much better.
Yea, I seriously don't know why the shipping costs here are terribly expensive, especially when shipping away to countries far away. I would like to know the reason behind too; is it because of transportation difficulties? Expensive fuel prices (I don't think so)? Or something else? If they ship fast, I can probably understand, but then...
Well, I don't know. I have never used the postal services at all, so I really cannot comment on it.
freshrimp whispered at 04 January, 2007 23:20.
Anyone, that's not my main concern now, since the buyer was okay with that (I offered him UPS instead of the P.O.). The main problem is the payment, since Brunei PayPal accounts cannot receive money.
freshrimp whispered at 04 January, 2007 23:21.
because of the distance. thus, the fuel.
Alex whispered at 04 January, 2007 23:43.
Yeah, I know its due to the distance, but then Amazon can ship items to me for half of that amount. So I guess it's pretty weird...
freshrimp whispered at 04 January, 2007 23:52.
america =/= brunei. they have the ways... THE GANGSTA WAYS
Alex whispered at 05 January, 2007 00:12.
Conclusion: Black market ftw.
Don't you have something else other than PayPal?
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