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International shipping: how long will it REALLY take to get there?

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  1. P. J. Grath says:

    Nora, you got me chuckling. I love the USPS! They have never lost a book I’ve shipped with them in 18 years, and the estimates my postmaster gives me are usually right on the nose. But other countries? Aye, there’s the rub! I love Canada almost as I love the U.S. Postal Service, but I have to say that Canadian mail moves at a much S…L…O…W…E…R pace than American. Costs more, too.

    Kind of off the subject, but I still don’t like the term MEDIA MAIL as much as I liked the old term BOOK RATE. How about you?

    “Italy eats mail.” I’ll remember that!

  2. prying1 says:

    Thanks for this Nora. I used it to estimate a package to Germany from near LAX. 10 to 15 days First Class and 6 to 10 days (USPS numbers) Priority. Small 8 ounce envelope/package. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    I agree with you P.J. re: the name Media Mail but I understand it since tapes/CD’s and such are now covered under it. I too have never lost a book or box through USPS but I have had a box filled with lead letterpress type returned from, of all places, Germany. What had gone out in neat, alphabetized packets returned a rattling, jumbled mess of lead letters with most all the packing material removed. So it goes. – Paul

  3. Berry blog says:

    Thanks for this Nora. I used it to estimate a package to Germany from near LAX. 10 to 15 days First Class and 6 to 10 days (USPS numbers) Priority. Small 8 ounce envelope/package. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    I agree with you P.J. re: the name Media Mail but I understand it since tapes/CD’s and such are now covered under it. I too have never lost a book or box through USPS but I have had a box filled with lead letterpress type returned from, of all places, Germany. What had gone out in neat, alphabetized packets returned a rattling,

  4. Italy says:

    What you say about Italy is absolutely true in my experience. I’ve lived here for 4 years and about 30% of packages never arrive.

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