Originally Posted By yekimak:
I think like 50% of folks think Alaska is out there by HI because the way maps are made, and I cannot tell you how often I am asked "Where are the igloos?"
Most sellers who refuse to ship up here do so due to ignorance. I am happy as shit to pay extra for shipping, yet sellers still refuse to ship here. WHY? Has to be ignorance, because there isn't any extra work involved.
I add it to my ads for several reasons:
1) I prefer UPS, they charge A LOT more to ship to HI & AK.
2) I do not want to get an offer from someone in Argentina, Peru, Austrailia, China, UK, etc and then have to explain that shipping is a lot more than they saw in the ad.
3) I have shipped to Alaska and been screwed because I allocated $15 for shipping and it cost 3x that.
Therefore I make it CRYSTAL clear that I will cover shipping to the Lower 48. If you are located somewhere else, you can cover customs, higher shipping rates, taxes, etc, etc, etc. I will tell you how I am shipping, will tell you exactly what UPS tells me it will run for the address you give me.
Want to pay it? Cool. Deal. Too high for you? Sorry. NEXT!!