Edit 2: I might have got the terms confused. I found different definitions for drop shipper than what I meant. A better term for what I use is forwarder. Most US businesses offer cheap delivery inside the contiguous continental US.. many have awful costs further afield. So I get US businesses to deliver to the Buyandship warehouse in tax-free Oregon. Buyandship charges me just under USD4/lb to transport the item from Oregon to my corner store. So a small product will typically cost USD8 + whatever an Oregon buyer would pay. Where I lose out a little is on returns. The periods start when the item is delivered to Oregon, not when they get to me, likely 10 days later. Also, when it comes to returns or maintenance, I have to pay much greater shipping costs than a local US consumer. I can also tap similar warehouses in Canada, Europe, UK, Japan, China, Australia etc. That's been very helpful when buying stuff from ebay. Edit 1/ Postscript : Not sure if this is calculation is correct, but google suggests California has a 8.25% sales tax, and Texas 8.19%. If so, on a light item like a Magni 3+, I actually pay less in Asia than customers in Schiit's home states.