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    I received a book in the mail today. The return address was "West Midlands, B91 1UE" but the postage was French. Would that be a typical mailing occurrence? I know that here in the US companies often contract out their mailing needs to outside sources. Do the postage rates to the US vary (a lot) between France and the UK? Just curious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sappersgt View Post
    I received a book in the mail today. The return address was "West Midlands, B91 1UE" but the postage was French. Would that be a typical mailing occurrence? I know that here in the US companies often contract out their mailing needs to outside sources. Do the postage rates to the US vary (a lot) between France and the UK? Just curious...
    Not typical at all. The post code is for solihull a town just outside Birmingham which is slap bang in the middle of the Country. I presume the person who sent it was perhaps on holiday. A strange thing to do as the French Postal prices are huge.


    The French postage(letter) starts from 85 euros per 20g ..packages go by weight and size as does the UK

    The British package rates are 128p 1st class or 108p 2nd class per 100g

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave lukins View Post
    Not typical at all. The post code is for solihull a town just outside Birmingham which is slap bang in the middle of the Country. I presume the person who sent it was perhaps on holiday. A strange thing to do as the French Postal prices are huge.


    The French postage(letter) starts from 85 euros per 20g ..packages go by weight and size as does the UK

    The British package rates are 128p 1st class or 108p 2nd class per 100g
    what??? 85E for a 20g letter????
    damn, it cost me around 10usd for a letter (a lot heavyer than 20g) to ukraine. with usps, and i tought fedex $75 rate for letter, including delivery with signature was a lot. damn, you guys getting ripped off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omon View Post
    what??? 85E for a 20g letter????
    damn, it cost me around 10usd for a letter (a lot heavyer than 20g) to ukraine. with usps, and i tought fedex $75 rate for letter, including delivery with signature was a lot. damn, you guys getting ripped off.
    "Standard first-class letters (20g or less) and postcards within France cost €0.56; to continental European countries (from Scandinavia to Portugal), Baltic states, Greece, and the British Isles €0.70; to other European or Eurasian countries (Iceland, Russia, etc.), Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania (Australia, New Zealand) €0.85. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave lukins View Post
    "Standard first-class letters (20g or less) and postcards within France cost €0.56; to continental European countries (from Scandinavia to Portugal), Baltic states, Greece, and the British Isles €0.70; to other European or Eurasian countries (Iceland, Russia, etc.), Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania (Australia, New Zealand) €0.85. "
    Hey Dave have you been on the 'Turps', you are confusing us all here. Your initial statement said 85 Euros for a 20g Package (Letter), and now you say 0.85, which one is it. I wouldn't pay 85 Euros for a Package, thats near 90 Quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaobam Armour View Post
    Hey Dave have you been on the 'Turps', you are confusing us all here. Your initial statement said 85 Euros for a 20g Package (Letter), and now you say 0.85, which one is it. I wouldn't pay 85 Euros for a Package, thats near 90 Quid.
    I would , if it contained 12 bottles of Ooe,s finest , hint hint


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaobam Armour View Post
    Hey Dave have you been on the 'Turps', you are confusing us all here. Your initial statement said 85 Euros for a 20g Package (Letter), and now you say 0.85, which one is it. I wouldn't pay 85 Euros for a Package, thats near 90 Quid.
    Sorry mate it's .85...even the French wouldn't charge that much..saying that, have you had a cup of coffee in Paris lately

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    How much is a cup of coffee in Paris? USD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desdemona View Post
    How much is a cup of coffee in Paris? USD?
    $8-10

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave lukins View Post
    $8-10
    1st class


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    Quote Originally Posted by sappersgt View Post
    I received a book in the mail today. The return address was "West Midlands, B91 1UE" but the postage was French. Would that be a typical mailing occurrence? I know that here in the US companies often contract out their mailing needs to outside sources. Do the postage rates to the US vary (a lot) between France and the UK? Just curious...
    Got another package from the same company. This one's postmarked "Malmo Sweden"! The wonders of the European economy!?
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