This is possibly the coolest music video ever made!
The outgoing Commander of the ISS singing "Space Oddity". In space.
Method of Shipment
Shipping outside the United States is something I do quite regularly. I usually use the United States Postal Service (USPS) for these shipments, since the rates for the package delivery companies (United Parcel Service, Federal Express, etc.) are very high for overseas shipments, often over more than air parcel post.
If you want, I will use any of the common carrier services (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) for your package. There are two requirements if you prefer this method. One is that I must be able to telephone them and arrange for them to come and get your package easily. The other is that I will only ship "freight charges collect" using your account number.
Customs, Duties and Clearance Costs
The shipping costs you will calculate here are only what I have to pay to send the package to you. International orders will usually incur customs and duty costs, the amount of which will depend on your local government policies. You will be charged at the time of delivery by your local carrier for any of these fees and charges. If you are unsure how this will affect your order, please inquire locally before ordering.
I should not even have to say this, but do not ever, ever ask me to ship items without declaring the full value for customs purposes.
How to Determine Shipping ChargesFirst, add up the shipping weight of your order. We will do this is in pounds since that is what the USPS rate calculator uses. Each tweeter and each passive radiator you order will be two pounds. Each six or eight inch woofer will be five pounds. Most ten and twelve inch woofers run about six to eight pounds, and I may have to adjust your figures depending on the exact parts involved. (These figures allow for packaging)
You will use the link below to go to the USPS web site. It will open a new window on your computer so you can still read these instructions while using it.
Enter your country, check off "package," and enter the weight you have calculated, and click on the "continue" button.
Their calculator will return a list of costs, usually for several different speeds of travel (Express, Air Parcel, etc.). Note: although it seems like a good deal, the "Priority MailŪ Flat Rate box" options are not viable for the packages I ship. "Priority MailŪ International" is the best option. Also, do not use the "online price" for postage, since I have to bring your package to the Post Office counter to ship it.
At this point you can pick a shipping method, and click on "add extra services" to add in the insurance for the amount of your order. You must add the insurance amount for the full value of your order, since I will be paying to insure your package.
Print the contents of this window, or make a note of the cost for the level of service you require (remember that orders often take several weeks to build and ship when picking your shipping speed). Round the dollar amount up to the nearest dollar and add one more dollar. This will be the estimated shipping and handling charge for your order. It is usually close enough, but if the cost is substantially higher or lower I will adjust your charges accordingly.
You can also simply order the parts and instruct me to calculate the shipping cost for you.
Please note: There are three categories of parts I sell. Those available without a trade in, those available on a core charge basis, and those only available with prior return of the original parts.
The parts that are sold "without a trade in" are of course available to be shipped anywhere.
The parts available on a "core charge" basis will cost you a little bit more if I don't get the old ones back. It usually costs more than the core charges for you to return the old parts. However, if the opportunity arises, due to travel to the U.S., for instance, you can return them to me and the core charges will be refunded. I will also be able to recycle your old chassis then, which is a good thing.
Parts that are sold on a "trade required" basis are typically not available overseas - due to the cost of your sending them back first. If you will send them to me, of course, I can rebuild them and send them back to you.
Method of Payment
The best way to handle payment is with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover. I will bill the card in U.S. dollars for the amount of the order and you will be billed in your local currency. I believe they use fair rates for the currency conversion. You may want to inquire with your credit card company to find out how they handle this prior to ordering. I will also accept international money orders in U.S. dollars made payable to "HUMAN Speakers".