I would agree with the quote from SantiagoDR. I use BM quite a bit and it has cost anywhere from $6.00 to $10.00 per pound. I don't know why it fluctuates. If you live near NY/NJ/CT/FL you can send 150 pounds for about $90.00 using one of the shipping services.
last month I was at BM and a preceding gringo customer received a parcel packaged with one of these"standard" USPS box, it has only a litlle (but long) book and a CD, he got a bill for a lot of pounds and when he got upset, the bm guy used a meter to show him the "volumetric pounds", pure theater, 5 minutes later I received a parcel with exactly the same standard USPS box and I paid only the real pounds
I don't understand the $6+ price per pound from Business Mail. I always thought they were cheaper than EPS, which charges $5+ per pound. Bankers Trust charges about $3.50 per pound, or at least that is what they say and what I have paid for the 3 packages I have received some I started using them.
Is customs charges on high value packages driving up the price at BM?
I have to pick up a package at Bankers Trust tomorrow. I'm going to ask them about this. I'll post what they tell me.
Yes, EPS lets you know. So does Bankers Trust. Wonder why anyone does business with BM since it seems their rates are high and their service is poor.
Re EPS. the price in Sosua is $5, unless they just lowered it because of the competition from Bankers Trust. It may be that each office has the ability to set own rates. I'd be interested in knowing if their is a difference between the Sosua price and the price you pay at the office you use.