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Need tips for sending gift to Switz., avoiding duty tax

Old Jul 11th, 2020, 04:29 AM
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Update: As of yesterday, one week since I left the package with USPS, it was still within 5 miles of my house. As of today, the tracking number isn't recognized. Well done, USPS. What an incredible bargain....
Twice a year we have stuffed shipped from the US to our Swiss address. We use UPS. Not cheap about $500 each time in shipping costs but the service has been very reliable.
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Old Jul 11th, 2020, 12:47 PM
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I'm thinking part of the problem could be that it is a box. If it was something that could go in a padded enveloped instead, wonder if it would have fared better?
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Old Jul 11th, 2020, 01:18 PM
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Yeah, I mentioned that upthread. After I left the P.O., I thought "What a dummy, you should have just repackaged it."

Originally, the wedding couple was going to have a reception in Italy a month or so ago that we could have attended and brought the gift. Dang Covid. No idea if/when/where they'll reschedule.
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Old Jul 11th, 2020, 06:25 PM
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Oh sorry... yes I knew it was you had mentioned the idea earlier that somehow the box automatically put it in a different category than an over-sized envelope. My Switzerland-living friends emailed 3 photos this week from around Lac Leman... dang it is gorgeous there.
I hope your newlyweds like their gift you deserve extra credit on this one Jean!!
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Old Jul 11th, 2020, 07:03 PM
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Thanks, suze...

Here's hoping the package is received eventually and that they don't have to pay duty....
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