Shipment Methods from US to Europe

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by topgunn, May 2, 2007.

  1. topgunn macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    I am selling a MXM video card on eBay and someone asked me if I would ship it to Austria. I state that I will only sell to the US but I haven't had much interest in the card to date so I am considering his offer. My question is, what is the best way to send a small padded envelope from the US to Europe? In the past, my holdup has been that you cannot get delivery confirmation without paying an arm and a leg. What is the best way to go?
  2. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    I live in Spain, and I've bought many times over the internet.

    The big stores usually seem to prefer shipping with UPS.

    When I've dealt with particulars or small companies, it's been with USPS. That means that you post it on USPS, and, once in the destination country, it's the national post who's in charge. For instance, in Spain it's Correos, in France it's La Poste...

    As a receiver, I prefer UPS. They're fast, and you can track the package all the way to its destination.
    With USPS, once it's crossed the US border, it's impossible, as far as I know, to know its status or its location. Once, it took up to three weeks, and I was beginning to think I had been scammed when I got the Correos white delivery slip.

    I dunno about the price, but UPS are, from my experience, far better.

    One more thing. In Austria, I think they have pretty high taxes, so it would be nice to understate the price of the item. :D

    Oh, and better use a small box and bubble paper wrapping.

    That's all, it's all pretty straightforward
  3. Hummer macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2006
    Queens, New York NY-5
    USPS has always been the cheapest for me whenever shipping internationally. The prices weren't much above the domestic shipping prices.

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