[sdiy] Shipping PCBs to the EU ???

Matthias.Herrmann at jeppesen.com Matthias.Herrmann at jeppesen.com
Tue Aug 12 08:20:24 CEST 2008


synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl wrote on 08/11/2008 09:53:15 PM:
> Also to note:
> 
> All orders I've had from Futurlec for the past year or so that have used 

> the regular airmail shipping rate have reached me fine with no charge in 

> the UK.
> - this has included quite a few which have had a declared customs form 
> of over $100, both pcbs and general parts.
> - I have, however, been charged when things come in via Fedex (plus they 

> add their handling fee - often more than the customs charge)
> 
> I also heard from a friend in Portugal who says that his recent F'lec 
> orders have all been got by the customs.
> Conclusions...?!.?!

it depends on the local case handler, i think - at least in germany it 
does. and it may depend on other circumstances as well. around christmas 
the amount of packages they have to process is immense. so more will go 
right through...


> 
> 
> Louis van Dompselaar wrote:
> >
> >> I've received a commercial sample from Analog Devices this year, so 
> >> it *is* possible, at least in some limited cases. I'm in the UK, 
> >> which is obviously part of Europe unless you ask the wrong half of 
> >> the people who live here. 
> > Same here (to The Netherlands) with Maxim samples.  Twice in the past 
> > three months without problems.
> >
> > However, Maxim doesn't ship it's samples from the US but from the 
> > Philippines, that might be the difference.
> >
> > That said, I haven't had any packages from the US returned or gone 
> > missing though.  Not this year and never in the past.
> > And West Florida Components still gets its flat rate envelopes to me 
> > within three or four days without customs forms.
> >
> >
> >
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