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Topic: Hands Across the Water: US to UK (and back) Swap (Signup: CLOSED)  (Read 17760 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2006 11:46:27 AM »

this is my first swap, it sounds so fun!

does anyone have an estimate of how much it'll cost to send a small package to the uk using usps?  i've never sent anything overseas so i have no idea
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2006 12:28:15 PM »

It depends on the weight. I just sent a 6" x 4" trinket box containing some candy, a flat magnet, and a small remnant of fake fur to Germany for $8. You can always have to PO weigh it before you seal it and take out the heavier things if it's too much.
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2006 12:48:02 PM »

Yay all signed up  Grin

Buutt. i was wondering sending food stuffs is that gonna be a porbelm? cos i saw it on the post office site and got worried?! x

I think it depends on who is checking it - some packages on the tea swap got opened and then sent on - I got a package from Austria with tea - still waiting on my tea to get to her. I think as long as you fully declare everthing that it should be fine.
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2006 01:31:15 PM »

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just finished sending in my questions!

haha, i hope my partner doesn't think i'm too weird. i asked for stuff like magazines and newspapers, and erm.. tapes of people talking.. cause yea.. i'm weird.
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2006 01:39:26 PM »

Oh! magazines! I didn't think of that!
That's not too weird...I mentioned deodorant and dryer sheets!  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2006 01:44:38 PM »

Yay all signed up  Grin

Buutt. i was wondering sending food stuffs is that gonna be a porbelm? cos i saw it on the post office site and got worried?! x

I haven't had any problem with this...yet.
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2006 01:55:29 PM »

I think it's mainly an issue with fresh produce, and I doubt if anyone is sending any of that. The usual tea and choccies should be just fine.
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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2006 04:22:21 PM »

is it weird that i'd want a vhs of commercials? not that i'm in advertising or anything, i just think it'd be interesting to see how other products are marketed over seas  Tongue haha, i keep thinking of more stuff i wanna add to my wishlist, mainly stuff that i'd be interested in sending out, so i'd love to receive it as well.
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2006 04:32:37 PM »

Be careful with video.
It's a different system and can be a pain to transfer from PAL to NTSC or vice versa. It can be done but it's a bit spendy and may compromise the quality, so I'd only do it with something you really want. Other than that, nope, not weird!
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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2006 05:37:52 PM »

just signed up, and will be totally crushed if for some reason i can't participate. this one will be so so so much fun.

is anybody else worried that too many yanks (and not enough brits) will sign up?Huh
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