Archive for November 7th, 2015

What Free Shipping Means

It really is free:

China Post postage label

China Post postage label

Yeah, I’m sure that’s not what it means, but, still…

I don’t understand how the total cost of a nontrivial something shipped halfway around the planet can be less than┬áthe price I’d pay to return it. I’m certain it involves massive subsidies and mysterious cash flows that never break┬áthe surface of the eBay “Buy It Now!” pond.