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How Reliable Is First Class International Mail Shipping?


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#1 mrSuitnTie

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

I want to order this stuff, but the shipping prices are too high. This is the cheapest shipping way but it says it is not guarenteed. Have you guys tried using this shipping method? Is it safe?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

First class mail is pretty reliable. I sell on ebay and ship hundreds of packages a month all over the world, using first class mail. It's reliable but the wait averages around 1-3 weeks. Also, depending on the value of the products they may write it on the customs form and you may have to pay taxes(however that would be unavoidable with any mail service used)

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

It's pretty reliable. I've ordered stuff from the US many times, using this shipping method. Other than having to pay Customs duties and taxes, I've never had issues (like lost or damaged packages). On average, goods arrive in about 1-2 weeks here (Netherlands).

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

It's pretty reliable. I've ordered stuff from the US many times, using this shipping method. Other than having to pay Customs duties and taxes, I've never had issues (like lost or damaged packages). On average, goods arrive in about 1-2 weeks here (Netherlands).


uhm how much are custom duties and the taxes? i live in canada

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

uhm how much are custom duties and the taxes? i live in canada


Check out your Customs website or give them a call. I have no idea if or how much they'll charge you. Depending on the value, it's usually a courier fee, import duties and tax. That is, if they intercept your package at all.

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.” - John Lennon





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