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    Heads up: postal shipments to the US over 1 pound

    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-b...0101117a5.html

    From what I have been able to ascertain this applies to all countries.

    I have a customer in France who wants to return a lens, but he can't ship it back via air post...only via Fedex/UPS/DHL, which costs considerably more.

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    Re: Heads up: postal shipments to the US over 1 pound

    liked this part:
    "The company said it will accept packages from senders that use a service enabling them to pay after delivery instead of beforehand, a service designated for regular customers, even if a package weighs 453 grams or more."

    so now a terrorist could mail explosives and if they go off, not even have to pay the postage!

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    Re: Heads up: postal shipments to the US over 1 pound

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    liked this part:
    "The company said it will accept packages from senders that use a service enabling them to pay after delivery instead of beforehand, a service designated for regular customers, even if a package weighs 453 grams or more."

    so now a terrorist could mail explosives and if they go off, not even have to pay the postage!

    I think you still need to pay if you don't die

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    Re: Heads up: postal shipments to the US over 1 pound

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-b...0101117a5.html

    From what I have been able to ascertain this applies to all countries.

    I have a customer in France who wants to return a lens, but he can't ship it back via air post...only via Fedex/UPS/DHL, which costs considerably more.
    I will check this with TNT (postal service here).

    When a package goes over 453 gms (or 1kg), it has been (for a few years, AFAIK) the standard practice here that they will be X-ray scanned (or opened and searched) before dispatch.

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