I live in New Mexico,and I have been selling records on eBay for about twelve years,and what has always puzzled me,is why it costs more to ship a record to Australia/New Zealand,or Asia than it does to Europe. Roger ________________________________ From: Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:47 PM Subject: [ARSCLIST] high cost of shipping to USA from rest of world The high costs of shipping a SINGLE item (e.g. a record, or video) from Europe or Asia to the USA is making it difficult to acquire material from outside the US unless multiple items can be purchased at the same time. Has anyone found a way to overcome this problem? For instance, are there any "freight consolidators" who would be able to collect items from different sellers, then ship the accumulated material to the USA when a specified threshold has been reached? Any ideas welcome. Thanks. Best wishes, Thomas.