What to use to ship internationally from the US?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Whorehay, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

    Whorehay

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    #1
    I'm thinking about selling my iPhone, so I'm guessing international buyers would be popular. What do you guys use to ship packages internationally?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

    MacUser2525

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    As a buyer from Canada I can tell you what I always insist on that is the US Postal Service either the Priority or Express Mail International it has a reasonable brokerage fee to get the item through customs if you ever get charged it of $5 most times the packages will just arrive as if I bought the item in Canada and you don't even have to pay tax whereas UPS/Fedex basically all the courier companies you get hammered with at least a $40+ brokerage fee and are guaranteed to pay the taxes on that as well as your purchase price.
     
  3. juanm macrumors 65816

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    With UPS/FEDEX, we'd have to pay taxes (VAT+import duty), no matter what, partly offsetting the €/$ exchange rate advantage. With USPS, I know that often, at least in Spain, it'll go through customs unnoticed. State this in your ad. Or if you send it thru UPS/FEDEX, you can declare a smaller amount ($100, for instance, would seem fair)
     
  4. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

    Hawkeye411

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    Another vote for USPS instead of UPS or FedEx
     

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