I must be very lucky...
In Singapore, mailing back the empty shells costs me around SGD 5.50 (Around USD 4.30). We called it standard Air mail - Small packets.
Excluding the mail envelope itself though...which costs around SGD 1.20
That cost includes tracking as well, but the problem is the queue at the post office centre is always long and slow...
How's the situation on your side?
But for me, those, that takes 3 days to deliver, costs like SGD 60-80, which is like a huge increase..
On a side note, indeed. With the cost of what we bought, the shipping does somehow feels negligible unless you go for the high speed type.
PS: Still waiting for the empty shells to be reached Phil and finally, the final wait!
Line ups here usually aren't too bad, maybe 5 minutes or so depending on the time of day. Those are some crazy prices you've got there though. I'd wait a bit longer in line for tracking, especially when shipping something worth $400.
Aah ok, so it's pretty much a letter/envelope option. Here, delivery to Sweden with tracking code is only €15. But the cheapest option is like €14, that's the option that doesn't need an autograph from the specified person.
Aah well, those costs are kinda negligible compared the products that we send back and forward.
Here you have to spend a crazy amount to get tracking for international packages. All national shipping includes tracking though.
It was risky not getting tracking and insurance for such a valuable shipment, but it just costs so much and I've never had any problems so I took the risk.