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  1. pricedollaz

    pricedollaz Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I did a search and didn't find what I'm looking for so... I was overseas for 4 years and now that I'm back in America what is the cheapest way to send packages to people overseas... or what tips or tricks are good. I use usps but is there any good ones to save money for my overseas peeps?
     
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  2. STavros

    STavros Land of the Gods and ....Molon Lave

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    Steven i think it depends on the receiver's country of origin.I can speak for my country,Greece.USPS is the only solution cause if someone ships by Fedex,UPS or other non state postage when it comes to Greece the relevant same of course company lets say Fedex will take care of the package.Even if it is gift or low value they will pass it from customs clearance ana the always ask for additional custom charges.If the package is sent from USA to me using USPS the Greek state Hellenic post will take handle of it and normally if it is marked gift or low value and it is not huge or heavy they pass free.Of course first class international is the cheapest method but there is no tracking so the next way is Priority mail International mail which is not cheap but has tracking to most countries.
     
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  3. pricedollaz

    pricedollaz Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Under 4lbs it looks to be the cheapest and can track with customs form number
     
  4. STavros

    STavros Land of the Gods and ....Molon Lave

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    I have used all methods from USA never had problem,if it is something cheap i can use first class if not i go to the most expensive and fastest USPS Priority Express International mail
     
  5. gs300

    gs300 Oakley Collector

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    Use PayPal for shipping. Saves me $ everytime over PO
     
  6. STavros

    STavros Land of the Gods and ....Molon Lave

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    What do you mean paypal for shipping?Global Shipping Program?
     
  7. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Yep, as @STavros say, UPS and FedEx have taken to always applying the Customs charge, whereas with USPS it depends on whether the receiving Customs takes an interest in it or not.
     
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  8. STavros

    STavros Land of the Gods and ....Molon Lave

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    Exactly @Carrera1963 .As a native speaker u expressed it much better and more accurate. ;)That was what i meant