Why does it take so long for a package to get from the US to outside the US; like the United Kingdom?

The post office will say for a certain price it will get there in a week (very expensive) and for another price it will take up to 6 weeks (not much cheaper) either way it usually takes 6 weeks or longer. The post office like to rip people off and I'm not kidding. I sell on ebay and its just not fair to charge people who live outside the US a fortune for shipping when it takes forever. The package will leave the US within a day or 2 and then when it reaches outside the US, someone is really dragging their butt. I know it doesn't take a mail ship weeks to get there. Anyone else had a problem like this??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I have friends in the UK, sent them a package, same thing happened to me. They say it will take x amount of time, it really takes 3 or 4 times longer. No point in paying extra, it is no faster.

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  • lot
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    they can get a package to united kingdom in 3 days guarranteed or your money back, if you really need it to get there fast.

    but it costs anywhere from $45 to over $100 depending on the weight of the package.

    but for important things, I think it's areasonable price

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  • Dee
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Not really, and I guess because it is traveling over-seas, that's why it is taking so long.

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