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    So smuggling perfume inside vacuum cleaners is now out. LOL
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    I had another run in with the post office today over something so stupid it beggars belief.
    I had packaged the perfume up, went through the "is it in original boxing?"etc. I got past all that then we got to sticking the Hazmat label on the box.
    They said it couldn't be done as the box was too narrow for the label and regulations state the Hazmat label MUST not be bent around the box, it has to be flat and straight!! I pointed out that the label does not get scanned it's just informing the carrier, so why couldn't it be bent round a square box?
    Anyway, they came to the conclusion I could send the parcel if I put it in one of their plastic bags (which I had to pay for) and stick the label to that!
    It's crazy and just puts me off sending perfume having to jump through the various hoops they now put in front of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure UK View Post
    I had another run in with the post office today over something so stupid it beggars belief.
    I had packaged the perfume up, went through the "is it in original boxing?"etc. I got past all that then we got to sticking the Hazmat label on the box.
    They said it couldn't be done as the box was too narrow for the label and regulations state the Hazmat label MUST not be bent around the box, it has to be flat and straight!! I pointed out that the label does not get scanned it's just informing the carrier, so why couldn't it be bent round a square box?
    Anyway, they came to the conclusion I could send the parcel if I put it in one of their plastic bags (which I had to pay for) and stick the label to that!
    It's crazy and just puts me off sending perfume having to jump through the various hoops they now put in front of you.
    Absolutely crazy! These regulations are a jobsworth's dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure UK View Post
    I had another run in with the post office today over something so stupid it beggars belief.
    I had packaged the perfume up, went through the "is it in original boxing?"etc. I got past all that then we got to sticking the Hazmat label on the box.
    They said it couldn't be done as the box was too narrow for the label and regulations state the Hazmat label MUST not be bent around the box, it has to be flat and straight!! I pointed out that the label does not get scanned it's just informing the carrier, so why couldn't it be bent round a square box?
    Anyway, they came to the conclusion I could send the parcel if I put it in one of their plastic bags (which I had to pay for) and stick the label to that!
    It's crazy and just puts me off sending perfume having to jump through the various hoops they now put in front of you.
    I'd personally complain bitterly on Twitter as they appear to be being * awkward.
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    How ridiculous. l recently sent a package with the label wrapped around the box, with no problems at all. Your branch clearly *are* being awkward.
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    All the people who would have followed these rules are now having such a problem, that the system begs for flouting. Why not just make the system operable and everyone can obey happily. We only want to send perfumes to each other… not really such a dreadful activity.
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    I know in one particular area on the East Coast, (Paterson, NJ) PCP which is a liquid was being shipped from CA to NJ via USPS. The PCP was allegedly put in cologne bottles and shipped. Some dealers would dump the cologne out of a small sample vial and replace it w PCP and sell it on the street this way. I saw this on the news and thought it was interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOpiumJuices View Post
    I know in one particular area on the East Coast, (Paterson, NJ) PCP which is a liquid was being shipped from CA to NJ via USPS. The PCP was allegedly put in cologne bottles and shipped. Some dealers would dump the cologne out of a small sample vial and replace it w PCP and sell it on the street this way. I saw this on the news and thought it was interesting.
    Someone always has to ruin it for everyone else. The Postals should just ask if you're shipping anything illegal and save everyone else the hassle. (I believe they finally quit asking if you packed your own bag at the airport because it was a waste of time.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    (I believe they finally quit asking if you packed your own bag at the airport because it was a waste of time.)
    You're right about that!
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    I happen to be waiting for a parcel from Interlink thismorning. I am very impressed with their service. They even sent me an hours slot thismorning so that I am not hanging around all day. I can even track their 'named' driver through all his deliveries today on a map. I've even been told that I am delivery number 63 and that he is on delivery 1 at the moment. It even has a stopwatch so I can see the time progress.

    Feeling impressed so far? Yes. So was I, so I just looked up their site to see how to use them for my own deliveries because they look so fantastic......

    .......you're already guessing there is a catch aren't you? Well of course it is too good to be true. Look at the list of restricted goods. Can you tell me, after reading them all, what on earth CAN you send.....?


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    Fresh air, I think that be okay. LOL
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    Good grief! That's a long list of restrictions!
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    Can samples be sent by normal international post? From UK or USA to Nicaragua?

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    In the US using Stamps.com it appears possible to print and label all postal classes labels including insurance and packages at home. Then dropping them at post office drop slots would seem to avoid the scrutiny of postal workers asking questions as to content. Anyone know if that is a correct assumption on my part?
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