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How to send/receive a used phone from USA to Europe, what about duties and tax? [closed]

A friend from the United States wants to give me a used phone, free of charge. The only cost that I should be concerned with are the duties/VAT, I think (Poland). How should we send/declare the ...
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Sending a 'SEPA direct debit' slip by post - without an envelope?

I need to pay my Amsterdam municipal taxes. Instead of making one payment for the whole year, the municipality offers you this form to enable 8 monthly payments. Now, the thing is, it's a one-page ...
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What are reliable ways to send mail from the EU to Russia?

It is known that the Russian Post Service (Почта России) is notoriously unreliable and slow. What are some other ways to send mail (envelope of documents or light parcel of small customs value) to ...
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Postal address without fixed abode?

Disclaimer: I'm not sure if this question is appropriate for this site, Travel SE, both or neither. For a great many amenities which are useful to most people (e.g. bank accounts), you need to supply ...
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Mailing an envelope overseas with return postage

This is a basic question about mail delivery which has been vexing me, and for which I can find no good answer. Before marking this off-topic please note that this is likely not a problem I would be ...
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What is the “/” in the addresses in Scotland stand for? [closed]

The numbers in the picture below is confusing to me, I have lived in different flats in London and never came across a similar system. Do they refer to the floor? the flat number? Recently I have ...
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Are ISAL M-bags (for shipping books abroad from USA) available for individuals?

I discovered with excitement a post describing ISAL M-bags to ship a large amount of books abroad from the US. However when looking at the USPS documentation indicated in the same post, ISAL M-bags ...
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Parcel from family delayed in Spanish customs, as if merchandise. What to do?

Our family has sent us a (Halloween...) parcel to Spain from overseas. This parcel contains a collection of our own things from before we moved to Spain, each of insignificant value. Unfortunately, it ...
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Administrative mail keeps coming for a person who moved out of Japan

I continue to receive administrative mail (mostly from insurance and city hall) addressed to a person who has left Japan already. I scan and email her the content every time, but letters keep coming. ...
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Where in Toronto can I rent a mailbox to receive packages with a street address?

I move around a lot so I need an address to get stuff & I'm having trouble finding a mailbox service rental that: accepts packages as long as they are open; 24hr access to the box; in downtown ...
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Are Turkey's customs fees for international mail high?

I had someone send me a valuable but small item from my old home in the States, to Turkey. I had them insure it for $1000 and the postage cost them $50. When it arrived today in Turkey, PTT (mail ...