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Topic: using USPS economy surface risc of ddecreasing quality (3 msgs / 85 lines)
1) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Claus_Th=F8gersen?=
Hi,
I am one of the European SM customers and this means that I have to order
large packages to keep down the cost of getting coffee from  SM.
The number of new coffees that I must try is growing now, but my current
stash is not really low enough to add 30 or 40 pounds to the stash.
One option is to buy  more coffee now and use USPS economy post, wich mean
that the coffee is ariving in Denmark in 8 to 9 weeks, and I will save 40 to
60 dollars, and  when the package finally arrive here my stash will be
lower.
I have used USPS economy before, but I have been thinking how the package
are  handled in the many weeks the trip takes. Is there any risc that the
coffee is standing around in frost or very hot weather with the risc of
destroying the coffee?  Obviously Tom is not writing anything about this
risc on the international shipment page, but I am still thinking about it.
Claus Thøgersen

2) From: Ming Wang
I'm not sure either. I'm in Ireland put in an order in january - it's been almost four weeks and no sign! I've only 250g of coffee left, I'm drinking green tea and have even thought about buying pre-roasted! :(
It seems cheaper to ship to Ireland as it's closer by sea to America. My 40lb order or so was $52 I think. Not too sure about the exact weight as I ordered a buncha stuff as well as coffee. I hope it won't take two months! :(
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3) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Claus_Th=F8gersen?=
Hi,
At least in my experience I have used this shipping option twice, it takes 8
or 9 weeks before the package arrives here. Basicly if I use this shipping
method the best thing to do is order the stuff, put down Toms note for each
coffee in a file on my pc, and forget all about the package and drink the
coffee on stash, simply because it takes 8 to 9 weeks before the new coffee
arrives.
Until now I have not been worried about the quality of the coffee in the
long transport, but in my last slow shipment there was a Costa Rica bean
that I could not find the qualities in from Toms review, something that is
very rare. The problem is most likely that I do not taste all the high notes
in the cup, and the shipping method is not to blame, and I am just searching
for a way to justify the 60 dollars extra for USPS air instead, wich by the
way means that the package is in my home 2 or 3 weeks later.
Claus Thøgersen


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