I sold a watch on the WUS sales forum to a member in Singapore. I posted the watch CONUS only but I thought I'd give an international shipment a try. I'm a sucker for trying new things.
Anyway, I went to the Post Office and they had me fill out a Customs Declaration form. When the teller saw that the contents was a watch, she went ballistic and told me that watches are restricted to be sent to Singapore. She said no jewelry, coins, precious metals and a whole list of other things I can't recall. I was miffed. I didn't want to send it Fedex cos it would cost more, but what choice did I have. I figured that I would have to let the buyer know and refund his money.
Instead, I went to another Post Office and I was able to ship the watch no questions asked. Go figure.
Have any of you ever heard of anything like this? I can understand restricting firearms and hazardous materials but, come on, a watch?
Next time, I'm going to do my homework before I consider an international shipment.