Did it, and it was a huge hassle. I had to send the kick through a different carrier as USPS would not ship something that large at a price that was not insane. I think I used FedEx for the kick, and USPS for the rest of the kit.renny303 said:
Once the box leaves the US, the insurance is useless. If the buyer asks me to put a low value, I will...if he doesn't, I'll put something close but not the full amount.renny303 said:Thanks for all the inputs. But here's where I get concerned. If you put a low value on the customs form (to protect the buyer from duties), do you still use the actual value with USPS for insurance purposes?
Things take forever to get to Italy AND you're not allowed to export musical instruments to Italy, so on the customs form put something other than drums or cymbals. I heard of a black beauty being sent back to the US for that reason...and it took a long time.VintageDrummer said:I have only shipped cymbals... and went out of my way to make sure they are packed for a trip across the world. Customs is scary too from what I hear... tracking is non existent once it reaches the country of destination... at least when I did it. Example -- I sold the vintage zildjian to a member here located in Italy. I was able to track it out of the states... then... It took another 2 weeks for him to get. We both thought it was long gone.
As far as I understand it goes together,renny303 said:Thanks for all the inputs. But here's where I get concerned. If you put a low value on the customs form (to protect the buyer from duties), do you still use the actual value with USPS for insurance purposes?
Must have been a heck of a set!RogersLudwig said:I shipped a 5-piece set with all of the hardware to Italy using UPS. It cost around $1,300, but it was quick and we could track the shipment during this entire trip