Alcortje wrote:I have shipped to South America, France, Canada, Norway, Denmark, and Indonesia amongst other places. Never shipped to Russia. Always have shipped Air Parcel Post. Still takes a long time in my opinion. I have found you can't track anything for the most part once it leave the Postal Monkey. Never had to file an insurance claim but I bet it wouldn't pan out on an overseas shipment.
A lot of guys want you to "help them out" on the customs declaration. It's a tax thing and it can hit them pretty hard. False declarations can lead to criminal penalties for both parties. Sign that declaration carefully.
Customs can hang you up forever it seems. Had a tube go to Britian and customs held it for four weeks before the ham there ever got it. Worst part was that it took ten days to get there and Customs holds it for four weeks....arrgghh.
You can get people that want it yesterday but know it's going to take up to six weeks for delivery. You have to reasure them that you're doing the right thing. I wouldn't send out anything that you can't afford to lose. I would only accept a Western Union Moneygram. Cash up front no Paypal on an overseas transaction.
Just my two cents worth...
Cheers & 73 de N0SWV Jesse
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