I have this DMM and it is great! It can measure pwm and duty cycle (% of time light is on/brightness compared to high) and I can verify the thermocouple does work fairly well. It tends to take about a minute to adjust to the temperature due to the metal sleeve, but once that happens it is very accurate.
I checked the post office price. I too was amazed. In fairness to the seller, this is the lowest shipping price that shows up at usps.com.
The USPS web site shows this as the least expensive shipping to Croatia.
Priority Mail® International Medium Flat Rate Box
Expected Delivery6 - 10 business days Post Office Price$47.95 Online Price$47.95
So the seller is not marking up the shipping price. In fact, when you consider that the seller has to do a customs form, it is more work for no more pay.
The total price to Croatia would be 48 plus 36 equals $84, which may be yet cheaper than you can buy the item locally.
The seller is looking to ship the package in a Priority Mail® International Medium Flat Rate Box. This does cost $47.95 to most international destinations.
However, if the seller ships in his own box by First-Class Mail® International Parcel, this shipping cost can be reduced to $17.88. This information is from the usps.com website for a 2 pound package. The problem is that the Priority Mail box is bigger and can contain up to 20 pounds, so the shipping cost is higher.
The next two lines are pasted from usps.com, with a destination of Croatia.
First-Class Mail® International Parcel
Expected DeliveryVaries by destination Post Office Price$17.88
I say this because I bought this meter from this seller and the shipping weight was 2 pounds. I still have the box. The size is 4.375 inches by 6.375 inches, by 10.25 inches.
If you want this meter at an international shipping price of $17.88, you should ask the seller if he will ship it to you in a smaller box by First-Class Mail® International Parcel. I would think this will work.
I’m just trying to help our international members. Feel free to paste my comments in your question to the seller.
Ouch! The postal rate increase this week has changed the price upwards for international shipping. If the seller pays online at usps.com, the price is $21.74. If the seller takes the package to the post office, the price is $24.15.
I see that the Ebay site reflects the higher price for a medium flat rate box. That option is now $59.95, but as I mentioned in post #4, a better price is available.