Shipping from Europe to USA

Peter Corlett abuse at
Thu Aug 22 13:57:34 CDT 2019

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 06:30:10PM +0000, Henk Gooijen via cctalk wrote:
> A few weeks ago I shipped approx 39 kilos from The Netherlands to USA (HP
> A990). At least in Holland, most shippers do not accept such heavy stuff (max
> 30 kilos).

Yeah, well, "dat kan niet" *is* the Dutch motto. I'm surprised it's not on the

> Only UPS did … and yes, the “horror” stories *are* true. They managed to drop
> the package. Not from 4 inches above ground, but more, because a *steel
> corner* had a dent!

Hence that old joke: "If being air dropped out of a C-130 into a minefield
constitutes 'moderately rough handling', what constitutes 'very rough
handling'?" "Being shipped UPS".

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