US postal service Priority mail is the only economical
option that I have found for international shipping. I
haven't had significant issues mailing stuff across the
pond, once I figured out some basic stuff.
1) I list actual value on Customs form. Receiver of
package will have to pay duty. What do they say about
Taxes and Death.
2) Put an invoice inside the package.
3) Be patient - 2 weeks minimum - 3 or 4 weeks wouldn't be
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"Dennis Tillman" wrote:
> I sent something valuable to a buyer in France.
> When I mailed it I was told it could not be insured
for more than $100 (due
> to some French regulation) if sent by the US Post
> As an alternative I chose to require a signature so
that I would know it was
> delivered safely. That also means the USPS tracks the
> Although it was not a big or heavy package the
shipping charges still came
> to about $100.
> The USPS tracking kept me informed as the package
moved into French Customs
> and then as it was handed off from customs into the
French Postal System.
> That was on May 6th. The buyer still has not received
the package and is
> getting worried.
> Yesterday I received this notice from the USPS:
> In response to your request dated May 14, 2013, we
regret to inform you that
> we were
> unable to locate any delivery information in our
records regarding your item
> Does anyone have any suggestions on what is going on
or what I can do to
> find out what happened to the package?