I put the value it sold for and also include a printout of the auction and paypal recipt page inside the box so if they do decide to open it, theres proof of how much the buyer paid.What to put on customs declarations form?
I just sold a used Louis Vuitton purse on ebay and the buyer is from France, so , when i ship it what should i put as declared value down? The price it went for on ebay or the current new price ?
I know that if you put lesser value the customs may seize your package because they may think it's fake but the value of the used purse won't be as high as the new one...what are your thoughts ?
Express mail international is the best, but I'm not sure if they ship to Taiwan (you'd have to check on USPS.com). It's signature required and insured. It's a little more pricey, but if you're returning something expensive, IMO there's no reason to try to save some money on shipping when you could potentially lose thousands of dollars.
I would NOT do priority mail, btw. I just priority mailed something to HK and while it only took a week to get there, the tracking info never updated/showed as delivered, which makes you extremely vulnerable.
If it's insured then you should be able to get your money back .. ? Have you gotten in touch with the PO to ask them about filing a claim? My point wasn't that EMI prevents your package from disappearing, it's that if it DOES disappear, the USPS will insure it!No noe & no. I spent $90.00 mailing with Express Mail International (EMI)on the premise that it was the safest way to ship & that I could "track" my parcel from Australia to United States. EMI say that your item will be delivered in 3-5 days. It has been now 16 days and no information whatsoever. The USPS "tracking" system merely states that my parcel had been "accepted" and despatched on the 13th of Jan 2011. It is now the 27th of Naj and NOTHING. Yes, parcels DO fall off the face of the planet, & EMI will NOT prevent this from happening. I am very dissapointed and have lost an item worth $350.00 + $90.00 shipping fee.
FedEx is very secure (and I think fast) but it is EXPENSIVE. I've heard horror stories about FedEx charging "brokerage" fees -- basically like their own set of customs fees if you mail something expensive overseas.How about FedEx, has anybody used it for international package before? A prospective buyer is emailing me and she's in Australia (I'm in US).