Although I am pleased to accept orders from outside the U.S. via e-mail, my online shopping cart will not process orders from outside the U.S. I've noted this on my home page -- but a lot of folks seem to miss it.
The primary reason I cannot make my shopping cart automatically process orders from outside the U.S. is the fact that it is illegal for anyone to export any watch straps from the U.S. that are made with exotic leathers such as Alligator, Crocodile, Lizard, Ostrich, Buffalo, Shark - without a special permit. Obtaining that permit that takes as long as 6 months to obtain and costs about $150 for 1 watchstrap or 1000.
Among those are your country's Customs Duties and Regulations -- and I do have to affix a Customs Label showing the contents of the package and their value.
I customarily ship via First Class Mail International as that is the least expensive method for customers
There is no tracking for First Class Mail International. Insurance is not available for First Class Mail International.
Tracking is only available for orders sent via Express Mail Service.
I can only accept orders from outside the U.S. where the value of the items ordered total at least $US 35.
There has been a significant increase in U.S. / international postal rates and that is reflected below
I can ship via First Class Mail International (takes 5 to 10 days - usually) to you without insurance -- if you're willing to accept the risk - I haven't lost a package in the mails yet - but there is always a first time.
That would cost between $11.50 and $15.00 depending on the weight of your order and the country. There is no insurance or tracking available for First Class Mail International.
Express Mail Service which provides insurance is also available and provides the fastest delivery - usually 5 to 7 business days. Depending on weight of the package the charge for shipping via Express Mail Service is about $40 to $45
To help ensure your order gets to you, and gets to you as quickly as possible, I must have your address EXACTLY as it should be printed on the package being shipped to you. U.S. and some foreign adresses are in quite different formats, and I am not able to guess which is the correct address format for your country.
I suggest you send me an e-mail with your name and referring to your order with you EXACT shipping address in the correct format line by line as it should be printed on the package, in addition to the regular order notification I receive from PayPal.
PayPal seems to have some inconsistancies in formating shipping addresses from outside the U.S.
Payment via PayPal only
I can only accept payment via PayPal from customers with verified PayPal accounts for orders from outside the U.S. I cannot accept any other forms of payment.
Bob Davis, www.mywatchmaker.net
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Robert H. Davis