Shipping stoves by Royal Mail, allowed if parts?

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  1. hikerduane

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    Was wondering how stoves get shipped successfully using Royal Mail and some bay sellers say they can't use RM. Is the info online or do they ask a live person? I've received many stoves over the winter from bay sellers in the UK. Do stoves need to be broken down or are some packages selected for scanning? I did have one stove confiscated, but I think the seller failed to heed my instructions to clean the stove. In the listing, it clearly showed fuel all over the stove.
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    Here is a fold-up leaflet produced by Royal Mail.
    Further detailed information can be found here.

    Royal Mail Restricted Items_1.jpg Royal Mail Restricted Items_2.jpg
     
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    Lists blow lamps, closest item to stoves. Prohibits compressed gas cylinders. I think postal clerks don't look at the description on the customs form as some stoves have come thru as being described as a camping stove. Working with one seller now before he cancels my bid.
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    I usually ship stoves as 'Spare parts for stoves'. Strictly speaking, I am not lying.
    I also say that the value is just a small number of UKP or Dollars.
     
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    I agree, if disassembled, not a stove, it is parts. A stove or blowlamp would have to be assembled, ready to go. I have one in the USA waiting to be delivered and another to be shipped, both from the UK.
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    Or if you just state "Camping equipment" or "Parts of/for camping equipment" in shipping documents?
     
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    I have used "Camping Equipment" successfully.
    I thoroughly wash out everything with cellulose thinners, and then with washing-up liquid/hot water to remove any trace of fuel or smell. Items were individually wrapped and the fount was to atmosphere, so effectively it was a brass jug ;)

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    A UK seller has been great, did some leg work to see if shipping a stove to me was ok. I still advised him to disassemble the stove, he knows to clean out any fuel scent. Waiting now to see if I win.
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    If it wasn't for the steel parts, then Miscellaneous non ferrous metals would cover it.

    Or from some of the interesting modifications available on our favourite bidding site, parts for table lamp. (add variations you've seen)

    Just ask the seller to include a short length of cable and a plug.
     
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    Camping equipment is my usual description when and if I ship abroad and so far so good.
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    I've only had a few sellers in the UK who won't ship overseas.
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    I do ship regularly abroad via RoyalMail .
    Find out that small parcel tracked and signed for ,under 2 kg ,is no problem if cleaned and dismantled .
    I generally described it as : Stove,cleaned, dismantled.
    So far I only lost one Primus 71 send to Saudi Arabia but I suspect that the problem was over there and not RM !!
    Send a small Stesco recently to Saudi Arabia so will see if it arrived safely !!
    So far no problems to Canada, USA, Japan,China, South Korea, South Africa, .. as some of the estimated members of this forum can attest !
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    I have one in my box today I need to pick up, two more coming, one is from Sweden.
    Duane