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Re: Coin shipping experiences
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2017, 04:59:35 PM »
I have, against my better judgment, purchased a few coins from eBay.com recently (shipping from the US, UK, and Canada, respectively). May the coin fairy watch over them.  :D

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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2017, 05:01:24 PM »
US/UK or even Canada shouldn't be a problem. Letters from US/Canada will take some time to arrive, though, due to strict custom laws in the respective countries. UK's postal service is quite fast...

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Re: Coin shipping experiences
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2017, 04:04:01 PM »
Your observation was spot on! The UK packet arrived today, much earlier than I had expected.

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Re: Coin shipping experiences
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2017, 04:05:56 PM »
The coin shipped from UK was stated as 3.3 g by the seller, but weighs only 3.0 g on my scale. Electronic scales tend to be fairly accurate, so I am wondering if this small difference in weight could be due to a difference in local gravity. Has anyone had a similar experience?

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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2017, 04:14:17 PM »
Your observation was spot on! The UK packet arrived today, much earlier than I had expected.

Hehe...I have received quite a few parcels from UK and except one or two, all arrived within a week. One of those parcel weighed over half kg and it arrived only in 3 days. That's faster that India Post's speed post delivery to Delhi from Mumbai. ;D :o

A month or so for letters coming from US is quite normal. I wouldn't be surprised even if they open the letter to see what it has (this is more common when you are sending letter to US) but nothing will be stolen (own experience!). Have never received a letter from Canada, but have heard similar stories. Long whipping times and expensive postal service is a main reason why I almost never buy from American/Canadian dealers.

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Re: Coin shipping experiences
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2017, 04:43:02 PM »
Two of my US packets arrived as well (one as I was typing this post).  :)