Sending package from the US to Europe

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  1. Mazor
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    Does anyone know how much it would approximately cost to send a package containing a DS Lite from the US to Europe? Specifically it would go to Sweden. It would also be marked as Gift so no tax etc.
     
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    USPS offers no tracking of the package however [​IMG]
    Other mail options that DO offer tracking charge an arm an a leg for plane fuel from what I have been told.
     
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    Wales but Japan at the mo.
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    incorrect. you obviously have never posted anything via express mail (ems). the tracking is actually pretty good.

    and as long as you declare the item with a low value (say 30-40usd), you shouldn't have any issues with taxes and/or duties. trust me, I've posted close to 500 wii, ps3, ds lites, psp's and rockband bundles overseas over the past few years and no one has ever had to pay and taxes on my parcels.
     
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    You know I have had several arguments with paypal over this, maybe it is just an Illnois thing but several Illinois based post offices have told me they can not offer real tracking. With Express mail they informed me they could tell me when the package left the state, then the country, then arrived in the country, and nothing more...and were very reluctant to call it tracking.

    With Paypal having the ability to just play judge, jury, and executioner with your money you better believe I want to make sure I have real tracking before I do any shipping.

    Again Thieves I have HEARD from paypal that you can get tracking from USPS I (at 8 different branches) have not been able to revieve this service.
     
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    Thanks for all the fast replies. Not that I have any clue about how much a pound or ounce weighs, but I'll convert it etc.
     
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    The limit in the UK is 18 quid (or about US$35 ??) anything above that has to pay import tax and handling fees. Perhaps they just didn't tell you?
    I have no idea what the limit is for Sweden and can't seem to the find the info (my Svenksa is not very good).

    1lb = 454g
     
  9. Mazor
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    The limit in Sweden is around 85USD. But just as thieves said, regardless of how much value the package has it doesn't matter as long as you declare is as less than the limit. Dealextreme is an example of a store that does this and I've never had to pay any tax for the stuff that have been over the limit as they were declared as under it.