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    Selling Watch to Guy in Singapore

    With some trepidation, I have agreed to sell a watch to a guy in Singapore (I'm in the U.S.A.).

    Having read too many horror stories of watches getting "lost" in Singapore mail and/or customs, I'm looking for ideas that would maximize the likelihood that he actually receives the watch, in good shape. And so that, I can prove that I did actually send that watch, in that condition, if it does go missing in transit.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

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    Re: Selling Watch to Guy in Singapore

    1. Payment in advance.
    2. Use a commercial carrier like Fedex.

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    Re: Selling Watch to Guy in Singapore

    I just sent one (a few days ago), USPS, EMS, insured. I had no idea Singapore was such a problem area WRT shipping.

    /crosses fingers

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    Re: Selling Watch to Guy in Singapore

    I've mailed many packages of all sizes to Singapore in my business, through USPS and haven't had a single problem. In fact, I mail packages all over the world and Singapore seems like one of the better systems? It's my understanding that Singapore is one of the safer places to visit and I guess I'd be surprised to find that their postal system has problems?
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    Re: Selling Watch to Guy in Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by 124Spider View Post
    many horror stories of watches getting "lost" in Singapore mail and/or customs,
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    May I ask: are these stories substantiated?
    In my view, Singapore is not some 3rd world country.
    I'd just like to know if there is any substance to such rumors. I myself find it hard to believe.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Selling Watch to Guy in Singapore

    yeah agree with some of the other posters, ive shipped a lot to singapore and never had a single problem. its not some dodgy hole.

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    Re: Selling Watch to Guy in Singapore

    Horror stories of SG customs? I'd double check my sources. I order from US quite frequently and i've never had an issue.

    And yes, i'm in SG.
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    Re: Selling Watch to Guy in Singapore

    singapore has a better standard of living than the usa.

    just use fedex and you're fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by nezoki View Post
    May I ask: are these stories substantiated?
    In my view, Singapore is not some 3rd world country.
    I'd just like to know if there is any substance to such rumors. I myself find it hard to believe.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Selling Watch to Guy in Singapore

    Thanks for your help. I'll look into FedEx for this, particularly how they work insurance.

    I'm not picking on Singapore particularly; it's easy to find horror stories about shipping valuables into just about any country. I'm not fond of any transaction involving customs on a shipped item, be it U.S. Customs or some other country's. If the watch goes missing somewhere in the chain, I have a large headache, which I really don't need.
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    Re: Selling Watch to Guy in Singapore

    I'm from Singapore and I live in Singapore. Other than watches, I order other stuff online as well such as clothes, toys and dvd's and I receive all of them in good order.. No lost mail whatsoever. Its my understanding that our local postal provider is one of the best and are pretty efficient. I've had no problems with them or having my orders lost. To be safe, always deliver items with tracking. Of coz, if the buyer or seller wants extra confidence and security, they can always opt for higher end mail service such as FedEx, UPS or DHL..
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