[Homeroast] international customers and many limitted offerings!

Michael Wascher wascher at gmail.com
Mon May 2 19:04:46 CDT 2011


Claus,

Yes -- that's the option. Slow but it was a very inexpensive option.

--MikeW

*"My foolish pen was drunk with ink."
-- James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)
   from "Lines For An Album"*


On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Claus Thøgersen <thoeg at get2net.dk> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
>
> I am not sure if  you mean the cheapest way of shipping, where a package w
> could  take 6 to 8 weeks to get from SM headquarters to Denmark!
> I have tried it one time, but I  just do not have the patience for that
> kind of snaille package deliviry.
> the interesting thing is that with the current rates, UPS expedided world
> wide is the cheapest way of shipping at least if we buy more than 30 pounds.
> Maybe even with much smaller orders like 5 or 10 pounds, I have not checked
> that. If that is the case my problem is solved! I doubt it,  I do not think
> international shipment costs are that low even with small packages  e.g. 5
> to 10 pounds.
>
> Claus
>
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> offerings!
>
>
>
> Claus,
>
> We've lost an overseas delivery option too. The US Post Office eliminated
> parcel post -- though I'm not sure I'd use that for beans. I'm sure other
> shipping providers will up their prices now too.
>
> --MikeW
>
> *"My foolish pen was drunk with ink."
> -- James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)
>  from "Lines For An Album"*
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 1:44 AM, Claus Thøgersen <c.thoeg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>  Hi,
>>
>> I am one of the active European members. I know that there are other
>> people
>> living in Europe who are not on the list but use SM for green beans.
>>
>> to keep down extra costs for shipment, vat, and extra charges we have to
>> order 40 pounds a standard box size that gives the lowest price for
>> shipping.
>> The problem is that it seems as if more and more new coffees from Sm these
>> days are  very  small only a few bags,  and therefore limitted to 1 maybe
>> 2
>> pounds. A limit that makes it harder to get these coffees if you order 1
>> box
>> for several people, like I do.
>>
>> If the small size offerings are going to be more prevalent from SM, I
>> would
>> really like a way to order, but have the order held back at SM so i can
>> add
>> some of these coffees that are gone a few days after they are posted to
>> sm.com, and have the package shipped when it has reached the size that
>> makes the  shipment costs reasonable.
>>
>> It will of course give the SM staff more work to do, and there should be
>> an
>> extra charge for such a service, but I would really like to at least have
>> an
>> opportunity to consider all  these unique coffees.
>>
>> Claus
>>
>>
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