Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/21

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Subject: [Leica] selling used camera gear from Canada to USA
From: grduprey at (
Date: Tue Sep 21 06:43:59 2004

It may take a bit longer using USPS, a week or two in my experience, but
UPS and FedEx charge extremely high charges to send even small packages
overseas.  Our two exchange daughters have tried this and the cost was
prohibitive, unless you are a large corporation that can afford their fees.


But don't use USPS if you want to sent something to Europe. It takes ages
and customs becomes a real duty that way. In Belgium anyway. No way of
tracking the parcel that way, either.

> From: Brian Reid <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 19:52:59 -0700
> To: Leica Users Group <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] selling used camera gear from Canada to USA
>> If you ship it via UPS the recipient will be required to pay an
>> extra (substantial) charge. I suggest avoiding them. I can't
>> remember exactly what they call the charge, whether it is "duty" or
>>  something else; but the declared contents will not avoid the
>> charge. I have been maddened by this more than once.
> Boy, is this true. UPS kills you with additional charges. I've had the
> problem shipping to people in Ontario. For shipping across the US/Canada
> border, use the US Postal Service or Canada Post, as appropriate.
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