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Re: Swiss Post opened my mail, and now there's a problem

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Perhaps I've missed it, but the curious thing about this thread is all the watch importing into Switzerland to begin with.

To ride the whole hint trend, HINT: Switzerland
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It is just possible that packages marked "watch" are opened for investigative purposes--quite probably mechanical exploration, watch mechanics reported back to local watchmakers--and that anyone importing watches immediately goes on a permanent watchlist?
That's very useful indeed.

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Old 04.03.2015, 09:56
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Re: Swiss Post opened my mail, and now there's a problem

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It is just possible that packages marked "watch" are opened for investigative purposes--quite probably mechanical exploration, watch mechanics reported back to local watchmakers--and that anyone importing watches immediately goes on a permanent watchlist?
Yes, if a watchful customs officer clocks someone responsible for an unusual movement of watches, you'd better watch out.
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Yes, if a watchful customs officer clocks someone responsible for an unusual movement of watches, you'd better watch out.

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Re: Swiss Post opened my mail, and now there's a problem

The other reason why they tend to open these is to remove fakes from circulation.

I sent a similar antique Omega watch for repair in the UK and the customs wankers charged me on full value not the repair even though it was clearly stated on the package.

Still it was my fathers watch who is no longer with me and it would cost me more to argue time wise with customs than I'd gain.
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Re: Swiss Post opened my mail, and now there's a problem

Or even a Swiss Pope. Presumably complaints would go to a higher power.

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Did the Papacy open the package, or did Swiss Post? The answer to that question may show how little sense your example makes.
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The other reason why they tend to open these is to remove fakes from circulation.
That's definitely high on their list of reasons.
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Re: Swiss Post opened my mail, and now there's a problem

i also recommend dealing directly with the seller. Don't think you'll ever prove the case versus Swiss post
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Old 08.03.2015, 13:33
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i also recommend dealing directly with the seller. Don't think you'll ever prove the case versus Swiss post


SwissPost, as all other members of he UPU, has the right to open shipments in case of whatever Problems or questions
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Re: Swiss Post opened my mail, and now there's a problem

A couple thoughts based on experience...

The Norm: Have literally had hundreds (yes, really) of packages opened in Switzerland on their way to my front door. NEVER had a problem with anything being broken. The vast majority of times its the custom department opening the packages vs the Swiss Post. That is, in fact, their job. And, to date, I find that they do their job with respect and care.

Finger Pointing: The assumption that because the box was opened (as is the custom at customs) it must represent the point of damage is misguided at best. Its simply too big a leap to logically be made given all the contributing variables.

Variables: Things go askew and akimbo all the time (at various touch points along the way). Including the possibility of the item being already broken at the point of manufacture, or when it left the suppliers office, or the shippers' facilities or even damaged via change in pressure and/or temp in the cargo hold on the transport airline, etc.

Warranties: When you purchase goods from a reputable source they cover those goods from door to door. If you purchased something of value that did not arrive at your doorstep in good order (for whatever reason) take it up with the entity you purchased it from. Their insurance covers the goods.

Balance: If you purchased the goods at a reputable source then send it back and get a replacement. If you did not purchase the goods from a reputable source suck it up and either get it repaired or buy another one. Leave the Swiss Post and/or customs out of it.
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