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<*honest*seller*>
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As I noticed, the number of a Custom Form for international package is not a tracking number. The tracking information provided by USPS is wrong. What do you guys find?
 
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International packages have delivery confirmation only on Global Express.
 
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<*honest*seller*>
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Yes, you are right. Consider the following case:

An international buyer pay via Paypal, I ship via USPS Airmail parcel post with USPS insurance. Later on it turns out that the buyer is a scammer, he files a claim on Paypal. I guess I will lost the money in Paypal. Am I right? Thanks.
 
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Yeah, as far as PayPal is concerned there's no proof that the buyer received the package. And since there really isn't any proof of delivery how do you know the buyer is a scammer?

If the package was insured with the USPS, though, you should be able to get your money back, I'd think.
 
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Hi,

You can use the customs number to track your package. Type it into the USPS.com site and it will tell you whether the package has been delivered. I just tracked one that went Air Parcel post to France this week.


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<*honest*seller*>
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It turns out that it does not always work. Some tracking info from the custom number told me that the package was accepted 2 months in NY before I dropped it off in GA.
 
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friendsforyears, I can't believe it! I didn't believe you at first, then I tried it. It does tell you the delivery country, plus date & time delivered!! I tried it on a package that went to Canada, and a package that went to Netherlands. It worked for both!


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Some do work, but some don't. Try this one: CP086569556US. I dropped it off on early Feb 2007, and I am living in Georgia. The tracking information said "Acceptance, November 27, 2006, 5:39 pm, WHEATON, IL 60187". What the hell is that?
 
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Label/Receipt Number: CP08 6569 556U S
Status: Out of Foreign Customs

Your item cleared customs at 9:50 PM on February 23, 2007. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.

It was updated today.


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Posts: 886 | Location: Cassadaga, New York | Registered: December 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thank you for your information! I thought it was lost and I am going to file a claim.

However, I dropped it off on early Feb 2007 in Georgia. It seems the records before Feb does not belong to my package. They mixed up the information of different package?
 
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BTW, this one should be lost: CP082171769US
 
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The Customs # will sometimes work but it's not a provided service and there's no guarantee there will be any info at all. But it's always worth a try.

Another thing to try is to enter the Customs # into the receiving country's postal website -- that'll sometimes get you some information as well.
 
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