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    Yes, more updates on the actual service effects members are currently experiencing in different countries would be helpful, & info. on whether these effects are due to just extra adherence to old rules, or the introduction totally new ones, as in the U.K.

    And that will, hopefully, come from members on this current thread as requested.

    @DuNezDeBuzier - Interesting choice of thread title for your very informative explanations there!

    Getting confusing!
    Last edited by lpp; 24th February 2013 at 09:07 PM.

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    Would really like to hear from other countries as well
    Packet services from DHL in Germany does not seem to have a problem, (if it goes by land) This is amazing. Germany is usually very strict in these things !
    I think the same goes for France Colissimo, (land)
    Would love to hear feedback re Italy, Spain, Latin America etc, etc.

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    UPS & DHL are fine at present in UK.

    The current situation in the USA has been very thoroughly explained, but please advise any changes.

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    David, The info. given to you by Ben Tonbridge post #81 conflicts with the info. for contract customers given on the website/ Chairman's Office - scroll down to item 33, where it says that perfumes may not be shipped internationally.

    http://www.royalmail.com/sites/defau...0booklet_0.pdf

    We have been told by the Chairman's office that the website is correct! (& staff need further training).

    http://www.royalmail.com/termschanges

    Much info. was added to the 'Terms Changes' link last Thursday.

    Royal Mail says it's not currently licensed to carry hazardous goods - from July 2013 it appears that they currently intend to be able to do so domestically.
    Not sure how contract clients goods are being carried
    Updates should be shown on the 'Terms Changes' page.
    Unfortunately, some staff do not appear to have been given copies/understood their copies, so are still confusing customers.

    Edit 27 Feb:_
    R.M. website currently undergoing a lot of changes & the 'Terms Changes' page was not appearing in search results on site, but is now.
    Website is becoming more user-friendly, fingers x'd!

    Edit 5 March
    New thread with RM slightly altered business terms/new prices/links
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/327...49#post2866549
    Last edited by lpp; 5th March 2013 at 02:00 PM.

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    I took the plunge and shipped a bottle of perfume with full disclosure to my post office this morning. The only thing she said was that it had to go ground. I am glad I can finally be honest and not lie about it. I feel better for telling the truth. I hope everyone finds it this simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I took the plunge and shipped a bottle of perfume with full disclosure to my post office this morning. The only thing she said was that it had to go ground. I am glad I can finally be honest and not lie about it. I feel better for telling the truth. I hope everyone finds it this simple.
    Good for you! But how do you ship ground to the UK, for example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maque View Post
    Good for you! But how do you ship ground to the UK, for example?
    Can't be done, obviously. But I guess I have resigned myself to USA only shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Can't be done, obviously. But I guess I have resigned myself to USA only shipping.
    It's a sad situation, and it's more troubling for folks not in the US, since we have to rely on air mail to send and receive perfumes, especially since a lot of niche brands do not reach our markets, or if they do, they are ridiculously marked up. For example, many of the splitters (if not all) in the UK and US have now stopped their international splits, so we who used to get splits of stuff hard to get in our own countries are now unable to do so.

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    It looks like FedEx will ship perfume. I just don't know how far they ship it. They provide a phone number you can call.

    Dangerous Goods
    FedEx Express is a world leader in the transport of dangerous goods and has specialists on staff to answer your questions. Your first step is to identify whether your shipment contains dangerous goods. Many items fall into this category, such as airbags, ammunition, butane, car batteries, fireworks, lighters, matches, paint and perfume. The list also includes aerosol sprays, cologne, dry ice, gasoline, jet fuel, nail polish, nail polish remover and nitrogen refrigerated liquid. If you have questions, call our Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Hotline at 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339 and press "81".

    http://www.fedex.com/us/government/us/options.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuNezDeBuzier View Post

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    Look. I've got a regulatory background and I really hate to see confusion abound because people do not familiarize themselves with the regs or an entity's policies & procedures guidelines. Those we don't like enough, we should work within the system to fix them, if we can. If we can't, its called a revolution. Are we really prepared to revolt over perfume? lol

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    Civil disobedience is the refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, and certain of those acts of disobedience can be viewed as a peaceful form of political protest without resort to revolution. It may not change a thing but it is always an option for those willing to pay the consequences.
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    Relevant overseas related quote from Chris Bartlett on another thread (Re. U.K.) the other day, so fingers x'd :-
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    This is a big question for many of us at the moment. Personally I've used FedEx successfully for a range of parcels, including HazMat but it certainly isn't easy and it's much too expensive for sending finished perfume and out of the question for samples or decants.

    I'm currently in negotiation with a UK based, family owned company with a worldwide delivery capability to see if we can agree a set of tariffs that will make it possible for me to switch to using them for posting simple bottles of perfume (that are now routinely being destroyed by Royal Mail and USPS). If we come to a good position I've agreed to publicise their service to other perfumers and perfumistas both in the UK and worldwide and I will do that both here and on the Yahoo Group.

    It won't ever again be as simple as popping a jiffy bag in the post, but I am hopeful that we will again be able to send each other perfume worldwide. End quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_B. View Post
    It looks like FedEx will ship perfume. I just don't know how far they ship it. They provide a phone number you can call.
    They were the only ones who would ship ammunition for me...even picked it up at my home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoodanny View Post
    I told the Post Office employee it was "beauty products", she asked "is it perfume?" so I lied through my teeth and said no. That was enough to fool her, but for some reason it didn't fool the X-Ray machine that identified my package as containing prohibited goods on a routine scan.
    So what happened? Did the send it back to you? Or take it?

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    Here in Brazil, they don't really care. You could send an atomic bomb by post and nothing would happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrball9 View Post
    So what happened? Did the send it back to you? Or take it?
    They "destroyed" it and warned me that, in future, I might be liable for a hefty fine if I attempted to send controlled "dangerous" goods overseas. It's a real blow for us British Basenoters and the perfume industry in general.
    Smelling good on a budget!

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    No more cosmetics in or out of U.K. imo., off private contract.
    Maybe we should all move to Brazil

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    I can say I never had any problems shipping cologne before. But I just went to UPS today and they would not ship 3 smalls bottles of cologne for anything less then 30 bucks as its just to dangerous. Man I am salty as fuck right now. -_____________- Never going this route again.... Just sending from michigan to chicago.. god damn...

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