Fw: [BIRDING-AUS] buying books overseas

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Subject: Fw: [BIRDING-AUS] buying books overseas
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 11:18:22 +1000
CORRECTION to my weight conversion.
thanks Vin, my brain must have slipped a cog ?
g'day all again,
Re mail from the USA
To add to Laurie's comments re Global Priority Envelopes.
See links from
The most popular size is 9-1/2 X 12-1/2 inches (about A4) and cost US$9.00
(Some booksellers may add a dollar or two for packaging)
But there is a 4 pound (~ 1.8kg)  limit.
Transport is by road within USA and Aust but by Air in between
Delivery to here in Mount Isa (NW Qld) is about 10 -12 days
If the book is too big/heavy I ask the Bookseller to recommend cheapest alternative .. which they do.
Amazon however seem inflexible with their mail charges & deliver only in cartons !
If the bookseller does not have a secure server (indicated by a yellow closed padlock located on PC's bottom task bar) I will send my Plastic Card and address info split over several emails.
Some Booksellers only accept Paypal a facility I have not used.
Re mail from the United Kingdom & Europe
I think they still use sailing ships for surface mail ! It takes months to get mail.
On 22/4/04 I sent a copy of "Macdonald's Illustrated Dictionary of Aust Birds" to England.
It arrived last Friday i.e. 15 weeks !
And charges via Air are very expensive.
Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
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