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Insurance from U.S. to other countries is prohibitive, but I just found out today that U.S. customs forms actually track your packages all the way to the destination. There's actually a tracking number. So, if the package gets lost or the person claims they never received the package, you have proof. It won't cover the cost, but at least you have some trackable info.

Posted at 1:45 am Jan 30, 2010 EST

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vsc83 says

Do you have a link to the info? Or did they tell you at the post office? Just curious, I'd like to read more about it. :)

Posted at 1:48 am Jan 30, 2010 EST

Really? Even on FCI?

Posted at 1:52 am Jan 30, 2010 EST

they told me at the post office when i was inquiring about tracking a package overseas. the guy told me the customs forms now track the packages.. which is great.

Posted at 1:52 am Jan 30, 2010 EST

what's FCI peaseblossom?

Posted at 1:53 am Jan 30, 2010 EST

All you have to do is the put the number of the from the customs form in the USPS.com box where it ask for tracking and it will tell you where it is

Posted at 1:54 am Jan 30, 2010 EST

This only works for Priority International packages (the customs paper work that starts with CP). It does not work on First Class International (the one that starts with LC). Go to www.usps.com and their home page has a box that says "Track and Confirm" type your CP????????US # in this area and click "Go". It does work...it's track it from all the US stops, to the port, to their customs and even tell you when it went out to delivery. This does help...they buyers are sooo much more understanding when they see the package is there as opposed to not knowing anything. It's saved us on many, many occasions!

Posted at 1:56 am Jan 30, 2010 EST

Here's one of mine that has recently delivered: Detailed Results:

Bullet Delivered Abroad, January 26, 2010, 8:09 am, HUNGARY
Bullet Out of Foreign Customs, January 26, 2010, 8:09 am, HUNGARY
Bullet At Foreign Delivery Unit, January 26, 2010, 5:38 am, HUNGARY
Bullet Into Foreign Customs, January 14, 2010, 10:03 pm, HUNGARY
Bullet Arrived Abroad, January 14, 2010, 9:26 pm, HUNGARY
Bullet International Dispatch, January 08, 2010, 10:32 am, ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)
Bullet Arrival
Bullet Acceptance, January 06, 2010, 4:33 pm, DUBLIN, OH 43017

Posted at 1:57 am Jan 30, 2010 EST

jesspeterson says:
what's FCI peaseblossom?
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First Class International

Posted at 1:58 am Jan 30, 2010 EST

yeah... that's what I sent mine. Unless he was lying, but can't imagine why he would. He said to make sure to hang on to botht the form and the receipt.

Posted at 2:01 am Jan 30, 2010 EST

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