Hotel Ritz Shipping Charge....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lafont, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    I have looked at shipping charges from the US to Germany before: $40 for shipping with UPS sounds not wrong. The only cheaper way would be to use ordinary postal service, but if the Ritz always ships with UPS this won't help you. You might wanna contact the member who offered you help.

    BTW: Why is this in the men's clothing forum?
     


  2. Thrifter

    Thrifter Senior member

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    I'm not an american, but I'm pretty sure that the US postal system is heavily subsidized. Other countries cannot ship as cheaply as americans have become accustomed.

    I often receive packages from the US where the postage is marked as being $5-$8 and the return postage with Canada Post to the same destination in the US is often $25-30.
     


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    WTF??????????? How did you come to even write that phrase!!!




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    Get over it OP!!
     


  4. ter1413

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    Dude...a vendor can charge whatever the fuck they want ON TOP OF the shipping charge. The Ritz is tacking on a service fee becasue it's the Ritz! That is NOT THE UPS FEE. It's the UPS fee plus the RITZ BALLER CHARGE FOR THE DUDE WHO WANTS A FUKKING VISOR FOR HIS WIFE's BIRTHDAY GIFT FEE!

    Ya follow??
     


  5. Harold falcon

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    OP, when your wife files for divorce for such a crappy b-day gift be sure to give her my number.
     


  6. soxpats

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    And also who gives a fuck about this visor. get her a decent gift and move on with your life.
     


  7. ter1413

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    :cheers:
     


  8. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    HansderHund - I just saw your message. I don't receive a notification I have a new message here and don't check these very often. I don't know I'd like an extra complication here but thanks, anyway. I ordered the visor and am satisfied (unless there's a problem with it, of course).

    Just a few responses to the "Peanut Gallery" remarks: the visor represents a very special place, city, and vacation to us. Extremely special.... In fact my wife has been in two hospitals over the past two months with West Nile encephalitis - a really horrible case of it - and I'm hoping this at least brings her a little cheer on her birthday in November.... I wonder how many of you spend $100 or more on a wife's birthday present.... As for the silly comment implying this is a woman's garment, it is not at all - definitely unisex.
     


  9. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    You guys DO realize this is Lafont, right? Lafont of the Gucci loafers? Lafont of the TIffany keyring? Lafont of the Tiffany keyfob with Gucci loafer coating in monogrammed Tiffany silver? Please read his former threads; he's an SF classic.
     
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  10. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    rach2jlc - 14,000 posts of wasted ink. Get a life, sonny....
    :embar:
     


  11. JohnGalt

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    You mad bro?
     


  12. Harold falcon

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    My apologies Lafont, I thought you were a troll account. Best to you and your wife.
     


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    You're mistaken. Taypayer subsidies for the post office were phased out between... I believe it was 1972 and 1983... so it's been nearly 30 years since the USPS has been directly subsidized, beyond some relatively minor reimbursements for mail delivery involving the disabled, overseas voters, and I think some non-profit organizations.

    Many other countries, including some where mail/package delivery is more expensive than it is in the US, do still subsidize their postal systems. Often quite heavily.

    I'm not a USPS employee. And I have LOTS of criticisms of the USPS. But that having been said, having dealt with the post systems of a number of other countries, I recognize that the USPS could be far, far worse than it is.
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    Michael
     


  14. AlexE

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    The Private Express Statutes provided the USPS with a monopoly on certain types of letters. I am not sure if this law still prevails, but guarding USPS against competition and providing them with a monopoly obviously is just another form of government support which has a similar result as subsidies (citizens paying extra money for a product or service either directly due to prices protected from competition or indirectly via government aid). There is obviously the reason behind this to guarantee post services not only in economically interesting urban regions, but also in the tiniest village far off the track.

    By the way: The pleasure of enjoying almost a decade of USPS friendliness, efficiency, competence and reliability, turned my former criticism of Deutsche Post's services into true appreciation of the DP guys.
     


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    You are one klassy husband. Paying the big bucks Complaining about the shipping on a tacky made in China visor emblazoned with a company's logo :nodding:
     


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