I finally got fed up and decided I had to post something for folks here, especially folks that sell on Gear Swap.
This is in regards to people who post "shipping incuded CONUS". CONUS stands for Continental United States, IE the contiguous 48 states, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
When a seller says they will ship CONUS ONLY, I read that as "will not ship to Alaska and Hawaii." I live in Alaska, and this often causes me to lose interest in the ad, even if it's an item I want.
But I guess my question is- are people aware that it costs exactly the same amount of money to mail a package to Alaska and Hawaii as it does to ship anywhere in the continental US? If you weren't aware, now you are. It's exactly the same amount of money when using mail. FedEx and UPS are different, but since it seems most sellers are shipping by mail anyway, I wanted to put this out there.