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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2012, 04:03:21 PM »
I think this is a collective sigh of relief for the whole community.  Thanks so much for finding this Master QUI!!! 

True that! It's great not having to worry about that now :)

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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2012, 10:33:57 PM »
Jeez, just SHIP the lithiums and don't declare them. They'll never know!

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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2012, 05:00:18 AM »
O_o I tried that and they knew somehow! :(
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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2012, 05:15:12 AM »
Yeah, they would have found out eventually if you kept shipping packages. Anywho, that is great news!!! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2012, 09:35:55 AM »
Jeez, just SHIP the lithiums and don't declare them. They'll never know!
Have you checked into the fines and JAIL TIME associated with what amounts to mail fraud?  Look into it,  and you'll change your tune.  Beside that,  the USPS ships parcels on commercial airliners that have 100's of people on board....if your package for some reason caught fire in the non-pressurized cargo hold of said aircraft,  how would you feel knowing you caused the deaths of all the passengers and crew after the plane crashes in say,  the middle of the Atlantic ocean?  I personally would not want that on MY conscience.  ::)


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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2012, 12:08:38 PM »
I think this is a collective sigh of relief for the whole community.  Thanks so much for finding this Master QUI!!! 

Agreed.

Jeez, just SHIP the lithiums and don't declare them. They'll never know!

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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2012, 12:21:25 PM »
i agree GG this is why I lost a sale i think on my graflex for sale, the member said i got 2 sabers with LI-ion and didnt have to pay extra, I advised after that I will NOT lie on customs forms... oh well atleast it going to be fixed.





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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2012, 01:45:03 PM »
Wish I had known this a couple of weeks ago. Would have saved me from a big headache.

Good news for sure.
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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2012, 02:10:00 PM »
I personally did that, having NO idea at the time. They sent me a call, we chatted about it, and let's say it was a very roundabout answer when they could have just said that they prohibited Li-Ion batteries. X_X Dealing with customs and fraudulent mail is just too much of a hassle, and as a result, it loses potential buyers for me, but keeps me out of prison. I'll take my freedom. :)

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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2012, 05:17:50 PM »
Maybe because lithium is more highly reactive chemically and will basically burst into flame upon exposure to air eh?

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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2013, 07:04:59 AM »
I am assuming that USPS at present, allows the shipping of LI-Ion batteries and the ban is no longer in effect, even after the holidays?

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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2013, 08:06:11 AM »
Haven't heard any new announcements from them, I'm assuming yes.

I am assuming that USPS at present, allows the shipping of LI-Ion batteries and the ban is no longer in effect, even after the holidays?

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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2013, 08:08:19 AM »
The short answer is yes they are able to be shipped.  I recommend reading the USPS publications dealing with it to be familiar with the rules as there are certain caveats.



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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2013, 08:09:23 AM »
Yup, I got an affirmation from Luminara.  Read it too.

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Re: USPS and lithium batteries
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2013, 08:13:34 AM »
http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/international-updates.htm

Here is specific quote .. Read carefully


Postal Service policies were changed Nov. 15, 2012, to allow specific quantities of lithium batteries — when installed in the equipment they are intended to operate — to be sent to many international destinations, including APO (Army Post Office), FPO (Fleet Post Office) and DPO (Diplomatic Post Office) locations when permitted by the destination or host country.