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Old 04-18-2012, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shipping to france?

Anyone have any experience shipping to france?
Price?
Which carrier?
Restrictions?
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've done it, shipped USPS. On several occasions actually. Everything went pretty quickly. I just keep in mind that when shipping internationally, signature confirmation is not offered unless you use express mail. If you are accepting payment via paypal, sig confirmation is required by paypal for you as a seller to be covered. Knowing that, I only ship internationally if I take the payment as a gift/money order so that the buyer can't claim it was received when it was just because there was no signature confirmation. I make this very clear to my buyers and have lots of feedback to back me up.

As for the actual shipping, as a standard, I almost always disassemble my markers completely when shipping internationally and mark the item as parts so that customs doesn't think there is a weapon and hold it or confiscate it. Germany once confiscated a gun I sent because it wasn't completely disassembled (luckily got it back). Canada decided to check out one of my items once and kept it 6 months! Better safe than sorry, so disassemble it and make sure they don't get curious as to what is inside by being very descriptive as to whatever is inside.

As for price, I think I shipped priority mail flat rate box and it was around $45?
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Pack well, if they they want a smaller box and less padding to save them money, don't. Learnt that the hard way, I'm out a marker and money trying to "help" someone out when shipping to France.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I used USPS, and it took forever on the French end to get delivered, but eventually got there.
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