The PP fees pale in comparison to the eBay fees for sellers.
It's their government subsidizing international trade - at our expense. There's the "Universal Postal Union", a long standing international treaty that sets rates between countries. And guess what? China's GDP / person is very low. So they pay much less to destination countries (e.g., the US) to take and deliver mail to the recipient while the USPS delivers the goods at US wage rates.. We pick up the tab delivering those packages on our side with a reduced monetary contribution from China. That's about to change. China will need to pay the US more to subsidize their trade via low postage rates.China is considered a "developing country", and they get a sweetheart deal called ePacket. It's pretty much free for China to ship small packages to us, not so the other way.
That's the thing, it was advertised for a mere 45 bucks, it wasn't until later that my g/f googled it and found that Amazon had sold out for $300 or so. Oh well, live and learn, that was a first as far as being taken in a scam and didn't know it was a China scammerHow much did you pay for the "cooler" Chewy/ It looked cool so I googled it. Looks like they are going to $450 and up, so I won't be getting one.
Amazon.com : Board Masters Volkswagen Cool Box Rolling Cooler with Wheels and Handle - 31 Quart Hard Portable Ice Chest Wagon with Secure Lock - VW Bus Accessories : Sports & OutdoorsAmazon.com : Board Masters Volkswagen Cool Box Rolling Cooler with Wheels and Handle - 31 Quart Hard Portable Ice Chest Wagon with Secure Lock - VW Bus Accessories : Sports & Outdoorswww.amazon.com