Has anyone shipped drum set to Germany from US?

Rich K.

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Potential buyer seems dead set on me getting PayPal for transaction. I’ve just read/heard of bad transactions where buyer ends up with product and money and seller is just out.
You should really get a paypal account. It will make your life easier and increase your sales. You'll also get a significant discount on shipping fees.
 

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I've been using PayPal for many years. Thankfully the handful of bad deals have been judged in my favor -- which I'd like to think is because I'm not out to mess with anyone. TransferWise is also a good option, I've done a couple of deals to Australia that way with a member here.
 

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To answer your title question, I just shipped a snare drum to Germany for one of our members a couple of weeks ago. Yes, it's easy to get a quote online if you have the dimensions and weight. You wouldn't have to actually pack it if you weigh the drums and the packing material. I agree that the UPS store is going to be insanely expensive. It is NOT, I repeat NOT cost efficient to ship internationally with UPS or FedEx. USPS Priority International is the way to go.
It worked perfectly with USPS. Thanks again!
 

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What is a personal check? And does the German buyer know?

In the 80s I once saw a guy use a check. Other than that, it is a completely American phenomenon to me ;-)

I have used http://www.transferwise.com/ for international transactions and it worked great with lower fees than paypal.
From Finland and he spelled phenomenon correctly. Hyvin tehty !!!
 


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