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Thread: Posting a camera to Germany - advice needed

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    Posting a camera to Germany - advice needed

    Today I sold a camera and two lenses to a forum member in German. Packaged it all up and trotted off to the PO with a rough idea of cost from a courier comparison site.

    Anyhow I was told emphatically by the PO lady that Germany will not accept any parcel with a lithium battery. I asked if she'd sent it at my risk but she said she couldn't accept the parcel. Bugger!

    A bit of digging reveals that the UK will accept electrical items, including cameras, as long as the battery is in the device. However I can't find out if Germany have the same ruling.

    So if anyone has any experience or a German member could find out, it would be much appreciated.

    Also it seems that cameras are on all courier companies compensation exclusion list, however I can't find out if lenses are on the list or not. I ideally wanted to increase the cover to £250 but so far I'm reaching a blank.

    Having sent watches internationally with no issue I didn't think this would be so difficult.

    Cheers,
    Gary

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    Hello,

    Should be ok as long as its in the device... unless you are sending to an army base...

    We have family living over there, will check later and update..

    Regards

    V
    Last edited by vertex; 22nd May 2020 at 17:45.

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    Thanks V, much appreciated

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    Contact the buyer and tell him it will be coming without a battery, dependent on the cost of said battery of course, or send the battery separately, I have bought camera batteries from Germany in the past though but canít remember how they were delivered.

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    Gary

    I did a Cousins order recently and, as I chose to add some batteries, they narrow down the delivery options to use UPS. The checkout process explicitly states this is the reason why some options are excluded.
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    Thanks all, the matter has been resolved. I've removed the batteries and gone dutch with the buyer on a battery from amazon.de

    Lithium battery prices in Germany seem more expensive than here, maybe as a result of their stricter postal rules.

    Cheers,
    Gary

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