Question about sending mail to Berne ...

Question about sending mail to Berne from USA

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United States

#1 Sep 30, 2009
Please don't think this is a joke question, I'm being serious. I live in the United States and wanted to send a birthday package to a friend in Berne. I was planning on sending him some music CDs, photos o some old friends of his from when he stayed here a few years ago and a Brady Bunch porno DVD. The DVD has been a running joke between the two of us for some time and I know he would think it was funny to receive it in the mail for his birthday. My question is, does the Swiss customs department go through mail from other countries and confiscate things? I know I would have no problem sending these items to another address in the United States, but I was wondering if the DVD would be be confiscated due to it being "offensive material". I don't want to waste my money on it if it is illegal to send to Switzerland and would not even arrive at his home. I'm sorry....I am not familiar with customs and how they operate. Serious answers would be appreciated very much. Thank you!!!

Sparkill, NY

#2 Nov 25, 2009
Ive sent packages to Switzerland and they've never been opened.(of course, there's a first time for everything) Just pack it in the correct cd box to protect it. It's a small package, so it will arrive quickly, in about 5-7 days. Just write cd on the form - no need to be any clearer than that.

Make sure you have the correct zip code - I once switched 2 numbers around, and it finally arrived after 3 weeks! Good Luck!

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