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uwes Apr 21st, 2013 09:36

Parcel from NZ to India
Hi there,

I sent a parcel to India 2 weeks ago. The guy in the post shop said it would take 3 to 10 working days to arrive. It has not arrived yet, I know it only been two weeks and things in India are a bit different. I am just wondering if anyone of you has experience with sending stuff from NZ to India. The parcel itself is not very big and had rather unexciting stuff in it (NZ-Chocolate, socks and a card :)) How long would it be stuck in customs?! The parcel was sent to Mumbai.

Thanks for your help.

adam00121 Apr 21st, 2013 10:45

give it another week, things don't run as smoothly in india as it does in some parts of the world.

If the package is registered, you could trace where it currently is via online postal portals. Sometimes, customs officials need to "test" the contents, to make sure the declaration is genuine. :)

uwes Apr 21st, 2013 17:36

Thanks for your reply. I guess I have to wait. I just don't want the parcel to get lost or the content to disappear... I'll give it another week before I start investigating...

adam00121 Apr 22nd, 2013 11:01

good luck.

oaashish Apr 25th, 2013 16:06

So, finally it reached to the destination or not?

Matka Apr 25th, 2013 16:51

Give it a month, then assume it's lost permanently.

Arunse Jan 21st, 2017 04:47

How to send Jewellery from india to sweden

edwardseco Jan 22nd, 2017 08:30

If its not registered you don't have a prayer..
However, I sent a blanket by DHL (ultra light so it doesn't press on wounds) by DHL and it arrived..

Nick-H Jan 22nd, 2017 15:04

... One of those blankets that gets more valuable with age? :laugh:

Arunse... Valuable jewellery? You don't. Wouldn't you think twice about that anywhere in the world?

If you must, then I suppose you use one of the international couriers, declare its true value, and pay to insure it. My guess is that that will be very very expensive. Please also consider customs duty of the receiving country.

Had a problem recently with an Amazon return, of a computer component to UK. It was accepted by a local courier, who then got back to me saying they were unable to export it, but could transfer it to DHL who could. Cost twice as much. Amazon paid anyway... Over half the value of the item... So I didn't have to cry.

Arunse Jan 22nd, 2017 18:28

I called them(DHL) they dont take jewellery

aarosh Jan 22nd, 2017 18:37

No body would take jewellery. Even if they do they would charge a bomb. Even after you pay a bomb there is no guarantee that it would arrive safely at your intended destination (as you might need to state what is being sent).

Wouldn't it be a good idea to carry it along with you? Please carry the proper bills along with you and be prepared to pay duty.

Arunse Jan 22nd, 2017 18:39

NICK-H Actually it was an online deal with an Indian jewellery in cochin. They trap me in chatt . And i paid half of the money for making a new design for me. Big stories Now i understood it will cost me more than double if it comes here. Confusion[shock]

Nick-H Jan 22nd, 2017 21:59

Oh dear. Hope it doesn't turn out to be another scam. Hope you don't stand to loose too much.


edwardseco Jan 23rd, 2017 02:50

Sounds too hinky for words. We'll send it to you type scams. Well, live & learn...

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