mailing a small gift to Czech Republic

Discussion in 'Culture' started by rsalc1, May 26, 2009.

  1. rsalc1

    rsalc1 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know how easy or complicated it will be for a Czech friend to receive a small gift package from the US?

    Will my friend have to pay customs duties, fees, etc?
    Is it worth the hassle of mailing gifts to someone the Czech Republic?

  2. scrimshaw

    scrimshaw Well-Known Member

    Mám pocit, že to bude velmi drahé poslát poštou starověké obrnění, ale nepochybně si to tvůj přítel ocení.
  3. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    Write "Gift" on the parcel, then it should not be opened by customs and your friend should have it quickly and for free. Should...
  4. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    Generally, goods imported to EU with value lesser than 150 euro are duty free.
  5. bibax

    bibax Well-Known Member

    Mám pocit, že středověké brnění bude mít nepochybně větší cenu než 150 €. :)
  6. kibicz

    kibicz Well-Known Member

    Leda to poslat jako "šrot" - a uvést cenu surového železa;)
    Případně rozdělit na šroubky a poslat jednotlivě...
  7. Irena M

    Irena M Well-Known Member

    I don't know if it's the same when I ship packages to Canada, but on the customs form I put a "gift" and they don't pay anything extra.
  8. magan

    magan Well-Known Member

    Two times I had something totally useless for anyone else ie.program/CD for my laptop usefull only for my old model...... and it never arrived. It was stolen. This made me very angry as I have already paid for it by charge card. When I talked to postman about it, he said that unless it is mailed "REGISTERED" i.e. traced right into persons hands, there is no way I can complain to anyone and aparently those who steal are taking advantage of this situation.
  9. kilosierra

    kilosierra Well-Known Member

    I've mailed and recieved several packages from/to Cz Rep. and they have all been received with no extra charge or cost. (I'm also in Florida!) I just go to the post office, fill out a customs type of form, list the contents (ie. gift) and it's worth, pay the cost of shipping and everything is good. It takes about 10 days to get there from Florida.
  10. rsalc1

    rsalc1 Well-Known Member

    I am happy to report that I mailed the package to my friend in CR.
    He received a notification from the post office and had to go there to pick it up. So he received it safely and with no problems!
    (I was afraid that some postman/mailman would steal the package after reading one of the posts here. Luckily, my friend received the package and all is well) 8)
  11. jocekortan

    jocekortan New Member

    I'm not had to send to Czech Republic, just to UK and Iraq. I sent some cds, cigarettes and a nitro rc car in one of the packages and it on;y cost about $16. They just ask you whats in the package, no biggy. Good luck!

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