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#1 Feb 5th, 2006, 13:25
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need to send a credit card from india to america. Do you think this is possible? Should I use to regular post office. Is there a special class of mail to use? Maybe private currier? Not worried about money, but time is a factor.
#2 Feb 5th, 2006, 13:29
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Send it by some reputed courrier service like DHL.
#3 Feb 5th, 2006, 13:41
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...But they may refuse it if you say what it is.

Put it inside a book.

This is a pretty high risk thing to do, reputed courier or not! No credit card company is going to accept responsibility for spending on it if it stolen in these circumstances (I would have thought...)
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#4 Feb 5th, 2006, 14:07
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If you decide to use regular post, use Registered Post (with an acknowlegment as well, if you have an address here).
The pain with DHL, FedEx, etc. is that they are so expensive.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H ...Put it inside a book....)
Yes, concealment is always the best idea, but don't forget to register it as well. Is this such a big deal anyway? - if it gets stolen, just cancel it and order a new one.

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#6 Feb 5th, 2006, 14:32
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Originally Posted by TimMakins Yes, concealment is always the best idea, but don't forget to register it as well. Is this such a big deal anyway? - if it gets stolen, just cancel it and order a new one.

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The big deal is that you are only going to know it is stolen by the money spent on it, and that could be several days spending, even right up to your credit limit. Even if you could get away with not letting in that it was couried/posted, you may finjd yourself still held liable for spending in the card before the company has been informed of loss of theft.

You have to send the card to someone? couldn't you just give the number?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H ...you may finjd yourself still held liable for spending in the card before the company has been informed of loss of theft.

Hmmm yes, good point. You should check whether that really is the case!

Hey - I just had an idea. Say you phoned up the card-company, and said you were just about to board a plane to America but that you had lost your card - wouldn't they send a replacement to 'you' in America ?

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#8 Feb 5th, 2006, 15:59
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EMS Garantpost

When I first came to India I forgot my credit card Visa Classic. My sister sent it to me by EMS Garantpost and everything was OK. EMS Garantpost is very reliable and widespread in India service and not so expensive as DHL or FedEx.
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My bank (UTI) posted my ATM card to me from India to the UK.

My PIN code was sent seperately.

They used ordinary Registered Air Mail which takes about 6 days to arrive.
#10 Feb 6th, 2006, 01:22
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I post about 100 parcels a week using standard registered airmail all over the world from Bangalore and I've only ever lost 1 low value item to date. If its of high value then I use EMS Speedpost which is 5 days guaranteed (unless posted on weekend) and you can track it online and even view the signature, you can also pay for insurance with this method but in that case you have to get your item sewn into a cloth bag and all the stitches sealed with sealing wax.

Sod DHL or TNT, too damn expensive!

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Originally Posted by Nick-H ...But they may refuse it if you say what it is.

Put it inside a book.

This is a pretty high risk thing to do, reputed courier or not! No credit card company is going to accept responsibility for spending on it if it stolen in these circumstances (I would have thought...)
FedEx would ship credit cards as long as it stated such on the commercial invoice and waybill.
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Originally Posted by Malkers I post about 100 parcels a week using standard registered airmail all over the world from Bangalore

If you don't mind me asking what is it that you are mailing?
#13 Feb 6th, 2006, 13:48
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Originally Posted by GoanCanuck If you don't mind me asking what is it that you are mailing?
You know what, as I posted that I thought someone would ask.

I do a little (well quite a lot) ebaying whilst my fiance runs her call centre.

Keeps me occupied and helps us take many holidays here!

Wall hangings, cushion covers, paper, handbags, all that kind of stuff!

Cheers

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Originally Posted by Malkers You know what, as I posted that I thought someone would ask.

I do a little (well quite a lot) ebaying whilst my fiance runs her call centre.

Keeps me occupied and helps us take many holidays here!

Wall hangings, cushion covers, paper, handbags, all that kind of stuff!

Cheers

Malcolm
Are you 'pumpclips2004' ?
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Originally Posted by TimMakins Are you 'pumpclips2004' ?
http://members.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISA...=pumpclips2004

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