I have been receiving requests for the SEABJJ shirts and patches for some time now and would like to share with you what has kept me from making them available via mail-order. The cost of shipping from Thailand is insanely expensive, regardless if you send by regular post or Fedex. Believe me, I've checked and it's basically the same price regardless of the courier. I don't blame anyone for not taking me up on these cause you'd be paying 2-3x the cost of the shirt just for shipping.
Now to receive mail when buying online stuff is equally horrific. I get charged 30% of the retail value + VAT just to have my stuff released from customs. This is not including what it cost me to buy the stuff let alone the shipping costs. If you can't tell, I'm pretty peeved about this...It's quite upsetting because I've had shirts/DVD sent to me from the California for $17 USD and it would cost me $26 USD to send a single shirt to NYC.
If anyone has tips or help with distribution, I'd be open to hear it since I would like to produce more SEABJJ stuff to promote the scene but doesn't make much sense if I can't get it to you guys. Thanks, Luke