Anyone here ever bought stuff from Alibaba or eBay shipped from China to Germany? Does it get held up at customs? If I have to go to the Zollamt one more time, I might cry.


@sixohsix Not a direct answer to your question, but my policy now for shipping from Canada to Germany is to only use couriers (UPS or DHL), not the postal system, because I've had too many postal packages held up by customs without explanation.

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@mattskala that's a good idea. But, fun fact: DHL is the postal system in Germany.

@sixohsix Nonetheless, I've gotten very different results between literally sending it via DHL's presence in Canada, and sending it via Canada Post which then presumably connects to DHL.

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