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#114850 5-Mar-2013 12:56
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I have an HP mini I don't use and a skint, student cousin in the UK in need of help :)

Postage doesn't appear to be too expensive, but I was wondering about the battery. Is it ok to post overseas ?

Has anyone bothered doing this ? If I was there I'd just buy off ebay, but she has no idea how to use an iphone let alone a laptop so even loading logmein (for me to remotely add/delete software etc) would probably be taxing for her !

Any advice ?

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  #774945 5-Mar-2013 12:59
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Don't treat this as authoritative but I think you'll be fine if you remove the battery from the device and wrap it separately (e.g. in newspaper).

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  #775171 5-Mar-2013 18:53
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It will be expensive. I've sent a Nokia N8, and an iPod mini in the last couple of month.
Because of the lithium battery they have to be couried. Both cost me about $70. Plus the were held by their customs, and my friend was charged VAT (I'm unsure of the amount, or if it was VAT, or simply to release it from customs) despite neither being worth more than $50.

Of course you could just lie about what you're sending. Oh and both items weighed bugger all and were in a box about the size of a paperback novel.

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