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post #91 of 168
Folks - anyone have experience sending packages from US to Aus via USPS? Probably looking for the cheapest option.
post #92 of 168
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Originally Posted by calisanfran View Post
Folks - anyone have experience sending packages from US to Aus via USPS? Probably looking for the cheapest option.

Take a look at the USPS site for pricing. It all works depending on what sort of insurance and delivery confirmation you want. I've never had a problem shipping there. Cheers!
post #93 of 168
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
Take a look at the USPS site for pricing. It all works depending on what sort of insurance and delivery confirmation you want. I've never had a problem shipping there. Cheers!


Thanks. I was able to figure out the options by looking at the website!
post #94 of 168
^ I use the site to print postage (along with PayPal). The USPS site has more options and PP lets you print US 1st Class, which the USPS site doesn't. You get the commercial discount. You still have to stand in line at the post office for international shipping, but it's cheaper and easier.
Good luck!
post #95 of 168
Ordered two things last month, one came via UPS, and one DHL. Items had around the same nominal value, same out of NAFTA providence.

UPS brokerage charge, $40. DHL charge, $7.
post #96 of 168
Are we being charged any custon from canada to US? I bought several item from canada seller and never got to pay anything.. am I in a good luck or I supposed to pay?
post #97 of 168
Are brokerage/duty fee's fixed or variable with UPS when getting items shipped from US to Canada (depending on the value of the goods)? IE a flat $40 brokerage/duty fee plus xx duty's depending on the value of the goods?
post #98 of 168
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Originally Posted by CooLy_oNE View Post
Are we being charged any custon from canada to US? I bought several item from canada seller and never got to pay anything..

am I in a good luck or I supposed to pay?
It primarly depends on where the items are made. NAFTA means anything made in the US or Canada has no customs/duty when shipping across the border. So brands like Samuelsohn or BB should be exempt.

And even for things not manufactured in N. America it will depend on size, value of the goods, how it is declared on the packing (gift or not), etc. they may or may not open it up to take a look (but you technically should be paying customs on it).
post #99 of 168
I've got a potential Australian buyer of a $250+ item. Because the item is over $250 I'll need signature confirmation to protect myself (paypal rules). Buyer is new and an unknown commodity.

UPS and FedEx offer signature confirmation but they want $170 shipping and that's a deal killer.

USPS offers Express Mail International and Priority Mail International options for reasonable prices ($60 and $50 respectively). The USPS website says "tracking available" but doesn't mention signature confirmation as an option. So, does anyone know, is signature confirmation an option with this services? I'm afraid to ask someone at my local post office as they are massively incompetent.
post #100 of 168
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Originally Posted by tjc4golf View Post
I've got a potential Australian buyer of a $250+ item. Because the item is over $250 I'll need signature confirmation to protect myself (paypal rules). Buyer is new and an unknown commodity.

UPS and FedEx offer signature confirmation but they want $170 shipping and that's a deal killer.

USPS offers Express Mail International and Priority Mail International options for reasonable prices ($60 and $50 respectively). The USPS website says "tracking available" but doesn't mention signature confirmation as an option. So, does anyone know, is signature confirmation an option with this services? I'm afraid to ask someone at my local post office as they are massively incompetent.

Pretty sure if you use priority mail, its automatic signature confirmation for international. I usually print the labels at home then purchase insurance (which always requires a signature) at the post office as you cant do it online. Then you are pretty iron clad covered. Or ship by Express mail, which also comes with a sig capture, IIRC.
post #101 of 168
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Pretty sure if you use priority mail, its automatic signature confirmation for international. I usually print the labels at home then purchase insurance (which always requires a signature) at the post office as you cant do it online. Then you are pretty iron clad covered. Or ship by Express mail, which also comes with a sig capture, IIRC.

Thanks Spoo.

I asked the same question on an ebay message board and was told the following:
"from what I've seen from screenshots and links to the USPS tracking info page, USPS will note that an international item sent by Express Mail International has been signed and provide a limited version of the name of the person who signed for the shipment, but the signature itself won't be viewable online, and that's what PayPal wants."

So it may be true that it comes with signature confirmation, but if the info from the ebay message board is correct, the signature confirmation provided does not satisfy paypal's requirements leaving the seller unprotected.
post #102 of 168
I dont think thats true - Ive never had PP request an actual signature, just if it was in fact signed for.
post #103 of 168
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
I dont think thats true - Ive never had PP request an actual signature, just if it was in fact signed for.

If that's all PP has asked of you then you've been lucky and may have won some disputes you could have lost per PP rules.

Per Amended Section 11 of the PayPal User Agreement:
"Viewable Online Signature Confirmation" means documentation that can be viewed online at the Approved Shipper's website and includes the signature of the person who received the package. For information on acceptable forms of Viewable Online Signature Confirmation, visit PayPal's online Security Center.
post #104 of 168
Then I suppose yes, I have been. As long as USPS tracking says "Delivered", Its always been good.
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