UPS is out of the question. They wanted $146 to ship a passive preamp to England that USPS shipped for $28. I dealt with this problem recently myself as I was negotiating the purchase of a Musical Fidelity M3 from a seller in BC. Canada Post was the cheapest at that time. Why would he be charged for transporting his own property? Admittedly, I know nothing of new security measures since 9/11 but surly they were not intended to apply to personal electronics. Unless the amps are large enough to be considered a weapon. Don't laugh, I once had a custom agent at Kennedy airport spend about a half hour examining the Stax arm I had ordered from Japan. He didn't know what it was and this made it suspicious.
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