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Sending tools for workshop


#1

Hi all;

I was thinking of instead of dragging (schlepping) all of my setting
tools on the airplane, on my way to Jamaica, I’d send them ahead of
time via FedEx!

Wow, was I mistaken, with the distance involved and a meagre 5 lbs.
in total weight, guess how much the costs would have been? $336.00. I
though of another idea, why not contact the Jamaican Consulate here
in Toronto and ask them for advice.

The simple thing is to fill out a declaration form at the airport.
This will take me minutes declaring all of the items that are being
brought into their country and leaving with them. Getting it stamped,
and goodbye! *So obvious and indeed, less expensive.

Gerry!


#2

Gerry- Did you price the USPS “if it fits it ships” boxes? A flat
rate of $15.75 no matter what it weighs. You can insure it for more
money.

Have a great time in Jamaica
Jo Haemer


#3

If you have an expensive camera, it is also a good idea to have it
and the parts registered in Canada - you get a card then that shows
you own the camera and had it when you left.

Barbara


#4
If you have an expensive camera, it is also a good idea to have it
and the parts registered in Canada - you get a card then that
shows you own the camera and had it when you left. 

Good idea. I haven’t been to Canada for a long time, but you used to
be able to register such things with Customs on entry, and it would
be on their computer on exit.

Al Balmer
Pine City, NY


#5

I’m sure you can also register your camera in the USA, Al. It saved
me a lot of time when I came back from Japan and a customs agent
thought they had a good’un.

Barbara, on a cool evening on the island