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Warning the rules on international post have changed

Midnight_Caller
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Warning the rules on international post have changed

Hi All
The rules on international post have changed, I had to remove the Batteries from a Skype Phone that I was sending to my cousin Barry in New Zealand, the international post rules changed on 14/01/2013 for the new rules see:
Royal Mail - Prohibited goods - personal customers
Parcel Force - Account Prohibitions and Restrictions
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Re: Warning the rules on international post have changed

I think the first list you linked to is for the UK.  Wink
I note you can't even send a bottle of whiskey now! Ridiculous!  Crazy
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Warning the rules on international post have changed

The list linked to is for international post and UK post
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Re: Warning the rules on international post have changed

Isn't this due to the recent suspected problems with the carrying of Lithium (is it lithium?) batteries. Since the carriers can't I assume actually tell what batteries are fitted they have little choice except to set a blanket ban. My wrist watch uses a lithium battery and my hand hasn't fallen off...yet.
All types of battery are available in New Zealand, surely they can buy their own. Just let them know in advance and they can have them ready when the device arrives.
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Re: Warning the rules on international post have changed

If you are feeling bored, disassemble a lithium battery under oil and scape the gunk off the lithium metal. Hold the metal in a pair of pliers (away from the oil) and set light to it. You'll soon understand why carriers are a bit iffy about carrying lithium batteries, because a battery short circuit can trigger a similar effect. The resultant flare can be a bit of a drag if it occurs in a cargo hold mid-flight.
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Re: Warning the rules on international post have changed

Or just ask Boeing about the Dreamliner auxiliary power batteries.  Wink