On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 03:01:40PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Robert Sweetnam thought:
> On Friday 20 August 2004 23:37, Conor Daly wrote:
> > Unfortunately, the US Postal Service (USPS) now routes post to Ireland via
> > a clearance company so the old 'post it and pray' option no longer is...
> > OTOH, shipping from EU is VAT prepaid.
>> USPS isn't too bad. I got an email confirmation that my Novell Linux
> evaluation kit was shipped to me and in about 5 working days they had arrived
> via USPS. Pretty impressive considering I was once waiting 3 weeks for a
> letter posted from Belfast.
I'm not talking about the time taken but that anything you buy from the US
that comes via USPS will be stopped for customs duty and VAT. This used
not be the case in the past. It depended on whether the customs officer
in the GPO (or wherever) picked on your parcel for inspection...
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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