I'm afraid this is mostly just a rant, but I just cannot stand dealing with UPS. This is the first time I broke down and got a package shipped from the States throught UPS since 2006 as I swore then I will never use them again. In 2006 they charged me $40 for customs fees etc for a $35 used computer mainboard from ebay.
This time I bought an AMP bed extender mounting kit for the total of $25USD and $15shipping. Now I have to pay $20 to UPS for customs fees and other BS. For what? Its a piece of metal that probably fits in a bubble envelope.
I guess I'm out of luck and have to pay that $20, but does someone has any insight of how they calculate their fees? Based on what? I always try using USPS as a first choice and even DHL or Purolator are usually reasonable. How are they always 5x more expensive? I bet if it went with USPS I would not have to pay a cent. Sorry just had to vent, this is such a rip off.