F Dooshland. I had horrible experiences. Dood, if you are set on it, let him know you will not undervalue the item (a plus for him) and do the shipping online. You get free tracking unlike the janky stuff you get from the post office. But beware, if the item gets lost the Post Office will say, "once the item has been handed over to the Germans, we have no control". You might want to look into (and charge for) DHL which is basically the post office in Ger-doooshland.
Thanks for the info. Yeah I usually just do first class abroad and hope it arrives but this pair of boots costs a bit more so I don't want to risk it. Trying to see if it's worth it (not looking like it is right now)