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    Customs form

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    How specific do you need to be on it? It only gives like 4 lines to say what's in the box, but it also says on the directions that you can't generalize . How specific do you get?

    How closely do they look at the forms when you get to the post office?
    Can you seal up the box before you get there (since the customs form goes on the outside) or do they need to look in it first to make sure your form matches up?


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    My customs forms are pretty generic, and Ive had no issues. Mine normally says:

    Snacks
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    And thats it. Like I said, Ive never had an issue, but everywhere is probably different.
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    mine all say the same thing : magazines, beef jerky, tuna, socks, baby wipes

    no matter what i put in there it's just easier that way i always put the value at 25$ so it doesn't look like theres anything good in there, and i don't usually insure it, unless there IS something good in there, but even then the chances/odds of getting any refund or items back is pretty slim to none

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    I always put really generic things, like snacks, magazines, cookies and just fill in as much space as they give you and don't worry about the rest. I seal the box before I get there and my post office doesn't check anything.
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    I have found it depends on who I get at the counter at the post office. One of the employees always makes me get more specific than others.
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    I've always been generic, usually just saying, "cookies, magazines, etc."

    I've always had mine boxed up before I went into the post office. It seems to make things easier for everyone else if I do that!
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    I agree with what someone else says. Put "generic" specifics. Like "cookies, chips, stuffed animal, beef jerky" regardless of what's in it. They don't need to check it out so feel free to seal it.
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    My UPS guy encourages me not to be detailed and pretty much wing it he's so funny Then again, i work right next door, so I see them both a billion times a day when I walk to CVS.

    I always have any box I go to send closed. It's not like they're going to take the time to compare the two, kwim?

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    If you are putting anything worth $$ in there DON'T be specific. For example if you are including DVDs just put 'gifts' or something of the sort. I have never run into a clerk who actually checks the box so it is always sealed before I get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4n6chick View Post
    I have found it depends on who I get at the counter at the post office. One of the employees always makes me get more specific than others.
    same here! But, I usually have it sealed so its not like they are actually looking through it for accuracy though.

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