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Dark Fable Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2015 4:01 p.m. PST

I have been mailing orders worldwide from the UK but have had a number of packages to Spain go missing or be delayed. Has anyone else experienced problems mailing things to Spain? Seriously considering only mailing to Spain by recorded delivery

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2015 4:42 p.m. PST

I have sent a couple of packages to Spain. Both took six weeks to arrive, supposedly held up in customs.

Mako1115 Sep 2015 6:15 p.m. PST

Italy and Spain are problematic.

Not sure you can insure shipments from the US to either one, due to all the stuff that goes missing.

Gonsalvo15 Sep 2015 6:39 p.m. PST

I had some shipments *from* Spain – first came through fine, took 6 weeks, next two lost and neber arrived, third try made it through. They were insured on the Spanish end and the vendor was very good at re-sending it three times, and the order was eventually completed.

Given that, postage costs from Spain are surprisingly high (like almost every other place for international mail now).

So I'd order but not if it's something you need in a hurry.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2015 9:33 p.m. PST

I had a number of problems with Italy. Including fraudulent orders. So much so that I stopped taking orders from Italy.

gunnerphil15 Sep 2015 11:05 p.m. PST

I live in Spain and order from UK on a regular basis. In 8 years I have only had one parcel not delivered and it was sent back to the sender. It takes about a week from UK to my door, a bit longer in August.

Maybe I am lucky in this part of Spain.

Green Tiger16 Sep 2015 2:03 a.m. PST

I used to run mail order for a miniatures company – Italy and Spain – very slow !

ghostdog16 Sep 2015 9:34 a.m. PST

I am spanish, and i used to buy a lot of miniatures from uk, i never had a problem. Usually i had them in one week

Dark Fable Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Sep 2015 10:25 a.m. PST

I had heard about the slow delivery times in Spain, but most arrive in about a week. The loss of two orders previously, I had hoped was just a case of bad luck, but I'm having to send out yet another package to replace an order which has not arrived in 6 weeks. Annoying . . .

Personal logo BAMeyer Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Sep 2015 7:53 p.m. PST

I've mailed registered packages to customers in Spain. No chain of signatures after the package lands. No record of delivery. No recourse. My take; combination of incompetence and thievery.

Zargon16 Sep 2015 8:20 p.m. PST

Sounds like my neck of the woods too, hanging would be obligatory if I was in charge, can't stand it when I lose my little toys to post thievery/incompetence, I have hissy fits of note :( reliable, affordable post is one of the pillars of a civilised (as in functioning correctly people;) society, well on my head anyway ;)
Cheers here's to more 'civilisation la Mussolini's train service :D

ITALWARS17 Sep 2015 2:51 p.m. PST

never had problems with spain..a pair of order lost from UK..(certainly when they reached Italy)..always promplty resend by the the UK firms involved..never had problems with least 50% of times had problems with Italy..including lack of comunication and fraudolent orders..practically always some kind of problems from the South of Italy

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