Any experience for those stateside (NYC specifically) on returning a pair of shoes to skoak? I dropped by fedex and they quoted me over 200 bucks. I fainted.
any help would be sincerely appreciated.
Yep, FedEx is expensive international. I have shipped a set of four tires across the US via FedEx for less than $200 compared to similar price for shoes to Europe.
As noted already, USPS medium flat rate box will do. You will have to fill out a customs form, but no big deal. Do note that USPS, unlike UPS or FedEx, will not immediately give you a receipt confirming that they took possession of your shipment. They want you to leave it on a counter - that anyone can reach - to be picked up later. I am always wary that a box will "disappear," but so far no problems.
Also note that if you are ever shipping shoes internationally to a buyer, it actually pays to use ebay's international shipping. I shipped shoe trees to Hong Kong via eaby for like $15 and they got there in about a week. Of course, I had to broker the final sale through ebay, but the savings in shipping more than made up for the 10% commission ebay takes.
You grossly overestimate how much return you'd get on B&S or ebay.
Carmina Polo Suede String Loafers UK7.5. I'll let it go at cost and eat the shipping if anybody is interested.
Thanks golfinz, I'll check in with USPS. Is shipping to Sweden more or less same price as shipping back to Carmina in Spain?