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How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

Hello, I am in Las Vegas right now and have mailed a package to a friend in Basel, Switzerland. It was sent via airmail (but not priority).

Does anyone know approximately how long it will take?

I searched the internet for almost an hour and couldnt find the relevent information.
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Old 24.02.2012, 06:27
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

Could be a couple of weeks......maybe a bit less
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Old 24.02.2012, 06:30
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

Depends. The package could get here in a few days but then customs has to have a look at it.
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Old 24.02.2012, 08:24
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

I would guess around two weeks. Whenever my mother sends packages to me (from the East Coast), I usually get them in about a week.
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Old 24.02.2012, 08:39
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

Generally less than a week.

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Old 26.02.2012, 05:32
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

I have mailed several packages from Arizona to Zurich. 6-10 business days. Post office used to quote the time frame, now they won't. But some packages arrive as early as 6 business days.

If you can keep it under 4 pounds, it goes with the small claims label and might be faster.

Over 4 pounds gets the full-fledged label and may add a day or two to the arrival.

Just what I've experienced.
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

I get packages fairly often from the West coast, never takes more than 10 days, for me, regardless of priority
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Old 26.02.2012, 16:57
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

As above around 7 to 10 days
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Old 26.02.2012, 18:29
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

And? Any luck at the blackjack table ?
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

I think its around 10 days. I received a parcel containing Handy Cam from US to Zurich and took 10 days. It was through courier service.
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

My guess is about one week.

I've mailed packages from Detroit to Zurich (regular International Priority Mail) and have even received some in as little as 4 days!
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

3 weeks from Geneva to East Coast, and 50% of the time our packages get broken into... best not to send anything regular post
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3 weeks from Geneva to East Coast, and 50% of the time our packages get broken into... best not to send anything regular post
Wow. Not my experience at all. I lived for three months in CH and received unmolested packages from the US in 6-10 business days.

And, I mailed packages home to the US and they arrived unmolested in 10-14 days.

I was mailing to and from Arizona USA in the southwest.
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

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3 weeks from Geneva to East Coast, and 50% of the time our packages get broken into... best not to send anything regular post
If that many packages get "broken into"... then you are doing something wrong.

Have not experienced "broken into" other than the Zoll/Customs people just doing their job... no problem with that.
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

I sent a package to Florida from Basel and it was stopped by customs for 3 weeks......FDA control.
I sent some cookies and photos....
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

i also have a question.. if my friend posts items from US, declared as a gift, i won't be taxed for it, if the value of the package is within 100chf or value of the package + shipping cost is within 100chf?
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Old 14.03.2013, 23:41
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i also have a question.. if my friend posts items from US, declared as a gift, i won't be taxed for it, if the value of the package is within 100chf or value of the package + shipping cost is within 100chf?
Both value and shipping - and I believe it is CHF 60.- (surely someone will correct me if I am wrong )
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i also have a question.. if my friend posts items from US, declared as a gift, i won't be taxed for it, if the value of the package is within 100chf or value of the package + shipping cost is within 100chf?
Yes you will be taxed the gift status makes zero difference
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Re: How long to send package to US>Switzlerland?

i thought i read somewhere (including a link to a website), stating that for a gift, the value to be taxed if exceed 100chf, just not sure, the 100chf is including postage or not.
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