OT: Shipping from US to Germany

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    OT: Shipping from US to Germany

    Sorry about the off-topic post, but I'm having an issue with one of my board shipments. I shipped one of my light boards to Germany on 4/9, and it has not arrived yet. Is there a way to find out where it is? I shipped USPS international priority mail, but the customs number doesn't provide any tracking.

    Has anyone shipped to Germany before? How long doe it usually take?

    Thanks,
    Jon
    Fettronics

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    locitus's Avatar
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    Re: OT: Shipping from US to Germany

    If you sent it with USPS I *think* it will be handled by Deutche Post once it's inside Germany and it should be trackable on their site: Deutsche Post | Track and trace

    At least that's how it works for parcels sent via USPS to Sweden.

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    Re: OT: Shipping from US to Germany

    The german post and USPS do not work tohgether, so if your package leaves the US you cant track it anymore and it is not insured. Only FedEx, DHL, UPS and so on have trackable packages to germany. Packages need sometimes up to 6 weeks to germany.

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    Re: OT: Shipping from US to Germany

    i had a package take almost three months coming from germany a few years ago. so it could take a while.

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    Re: OT: Shipping from US to Germany

    unfortunately the reciprocal arrangement between National Posts is not uniform
    in the UK - the USPS customs number can be used to track items to the door
    Europe is weird, by traditional mail - items can still take up to 4 weeks to arrive, and thats from the UK!
    I now only use couriers to Germany and Italy.

    Nate

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    Re: OT: Shipping from US to Germany

    most of the time i`m waiting usually 2 weeks for a package to arrive here in germany from the US !! when it arrives in germany its gonna be handled by DHL
    it can be that the package is in german customs and this will take a little longer!!

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    Re: OT: Shipping from US to Germany

    Any shipment sent international via USPS won't provide tracking for you. They simply don't offer it :/

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    Re: OT: Shipping from US to Germany

    Thanks for the replies. If I had shipped UPS, the cost would have been well over $100, so that option was out. I guess it's just a waiting game, but I really wish I could give my buyer better news

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    Re: OT: Shipping from US to Germany

    Everything I have shipped to Germany (but from Spain) is handled by DHL once it's in there.

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