spot on, and one of the major reasons im hesitating on complete builds.. shipping is a major problem no matter how its packed/crated/bubble wraped etc...did you see how much it would cost him to get a printer over there?? hell, even if i could get him a new 1100 for 120. and get it to him for 100 thats 5 times less than what he will pay purchasing one over there. i guess we will just have to see the cost to ship first. i wont ship anything usps anymore. i have sold a few printers on ebay and every freaking time they show up broke. that is my new hustle though, i buy a printer on craigslist for 20 bucks, insure it for 200 at the post office, sell it on ebay, when it shows up broke i give the person their money back and get 200 out of the post office. its crazy but that is actually how it has worked the last two times i shipped something through them. its actually kinda sad that they break everything they get their hands on.
its a monster customer service headache..