Protostar gladly accepts foreign orders, and they are processed in the following manner:
Foreign payment methods. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards, as well as PayPal. Our online shopping cart is a convenient and secure method of transmitting your payment information to us. We also accept international money orders and bank-issued checks (please allow up to 14 days for international check orders). We do not accept electronic fund transfers and purchase orders.
Foreign shipping methods. We ship foreign orders by U.S. Mail (insured airmail) or Priority Mail International. We must ship to the same address as the credit card holder for non-U.S.A. orders.
Import duties. This is a fee your government charges, and you are responsible for paying it when your package arrives at your location. Duties vary from country to country, and many countries have no duty for our products. To check your own country, use the following "HS Tariff" code for our products:
900590 "Parts and accessories of binoculars, monoculars,
and other optical telescopes (including mountings)"
(This is an international code used to determine what your duty payment will be.)
Note about shipping costs. In early 2013, the United States Postal Service (USPS) significantly increased overseas shipping prices for both airmail and Priority Mail International. While their rates are still much less than FedEx or UPS, it does make it more costly to send even a lightweight package overseas. We are unhappy about this, as I'm sure our worldwide customers are. Feel free to blame USPS management, the labor unions, or even the US Congress, but please understand we have no control over this! Our shipping rates are very closely aligned with what is quoted to us on the USPS website.