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Old 11-25-2012, 04:11 AM   #11
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Just FYI shipping costs from China or Thailand (or pretty much all of Asia) to OZ is for sure not cheaper than shipping to the US. Unfortunate for all of you in OZ but shipping there due to its being a heavy importer vs her global exports (which are few) makes the freight rates some of the highest rates on the market.

As ocean freight rates are based on the commodities shipped but for sporting goods shipping from all base China ports to Melbourne as an example are 2.5x higher than those to west coast USA.

It's a huge reason goods in OZ just cost more.
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