UK, do you pay extra for tracking abroad?

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  1. Xanaduhaz

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    I have never used tracking and just got proof of postage, I have never had a problem. Traders have always been happy with proof of postage and it has always reached its destination. However, I did a recent trade where I pretty much got called a fraudulent trader and they threatened to get the fbi involved as I didn't provide a tracking number and only proof of postage. Needless to say it put a downer on that trade. To get tracking can double the price of posting according to my research. I have always understood that this hobby can be pricey but when I trade I have a friend in America that let's me use her address so people can save money by sending to her so would it be fair if I try to save money by going for standard postage.

    Help and opinions would be great as now feel anxious that I should provide tracking.

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  2. watzshakinbacon

    watzshakinbacon B for Belle or B for bacon?

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    I’m an American trader and I guess I see why that person is being so aggressive. I, too, thought that every trade required a tracking number. However, my first international/UK trade was through DPF and they explained to me that they usually don’t do tracking cuz of the massive increase in price. Since ppl on DPF are trustworthy, I took the info and moved forward with the trade.

    I’m sure you’ve already explained to them about the increase in price, but maybe you can send them some references (either DPF feedback system or Facebook traders?).


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  3. maiarebecca

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    I never sent tracking for an international trade but if I remember I usually tell them beforehand that I will send proof of mailing and no tracking and people are usually okay with that. It does make me super nervous every time I do an international trade though.
     
  4. Xanaduhaz

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    I told them about my reputation rating on DPF and the increase in cost. I just want them to get their pins so the trade is done.
     
  5. Xanaduhaz

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    Yeah, I think i just need to remember to tell them, been trading for quite a while now and it's just been assumed that if you had proof it was okay.
     
  6. Damiens pins

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    Yes if You want tracking its more expensive i sent a package tracking a few weeks ago and cost £18 but was a big box i sent it tracks it from uk then You have press the link then it Will carry on tracking to the usps website
     
  7. Xanaduhaz

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    Do you always use tracking when trading or was it a one off?
     
  8. Xanaduhaz

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    Do you always use tracking when trading or was it a one off?
     
  9. Damiens pins

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    I only do tracking if its for more than 2pins or a high end pin the tracking covers You for £50 of your package is worth and then its a bit more if its £100 and it Goes by weight for This also
     
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