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asked to sign an affidavit even though one can't testify

Imagine one bought something at an online shop. The shop ship it via a common shipping company. The online tracking said it has been delivered to the buyer but one didn't receive it, nor got a notice ...
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Do I have to pay customs taxes for a returned article?

I live in France, I ordered an item from the United States and I didn't like it. I returned it and the parcel status is: Inbound Into Customs, Your item is being processed by United States Customs. ...
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Can shipping companies be held liable for consequential damages?

I sent some goods in bulk to a client worth a lot of money from India and UPS delivered the good 20 days later than the expected delivery date causing a major loss for my business as the client ...
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Dispute with overseas logistics company (USA) - how to sue an international company?

I live in the UK and sell stuff on Amazon. Last year I used a logistics company in the US to help me deliver my products from China to the US. They gave me a quote for $1850 which I paid. 8 weeks ...
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Can customs taxes be considered as a breach of contract for online orders?

When buying products online with international shipping and getting hit by unexpected border control taxes (in Canada), does this constitute a breach of contract for the sale? For example, you ...
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What's the total value for customs of a check?

I work for a non-profit company in the accounts payable department (we don't pay taxes in most states... as long as we are in the state, I think). My boss was gone for the day and I had an urgent ...
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If a retailer sends you something you didn't order, can you keep it?

This Consumerist article discussing a Wal-Mart shipping mishap involving a customer receiving extra iPods argues that the FTC ruling regarding unsolicited goods means that you can keep good as a ...
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What are the relevant U.S. laws that cover businesses that disburse cash?

I'm interested in starting a business that sends customers rolls of quarters (and maybe at most 1-2 per week at most), e.g. for paying for laundry washing and drying machines. I'd like to be able to ...
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Shipping company offering insurance on TV that cannot be claimed

I have sold TV on ebay and then used https://www.parcel2go.com for shipping, I choose to add insurance for 250 GBP. Today I got a claim opened on ebay that TV was damaged there is obvious damage to ...
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Merchant Marine Time Act of 1920 and Puerto Rico - logistical question?

This questions concerns shipping logistics under the Merchanat Marine Act of 1920 as it applies to the territory of Puerto Rico. As a hypothetical consider a manufacturing (possibly agricultural ...
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Is a driver - under a verbal contract with their trucking company - liable for cargo damage? (Canada)

My in-laws decided to try their hand at driving semi-trucks and found some random company in Ontario willing to "hire" them. I put that in quotes because they never actually signed any kind of a ...
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Is a (UK) retail company obliged to compensate their customer if the package was lost or stolen during international shipping? [duplicate]

I ordered shoes from a UK based company, to be delivered in the US. It turns out the package was delivered in a different state over 500 miles from the delivery address I provided. Incredibly, the ...
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How risky is it to mail DVDs of pirated movies to other countries?

This is 100% hypothetical! If somebody in the USA ships DVDs with pirated movies on them to some country overseas, for example the UK, could the recipient or the sender get into trouble by whoever it ...
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Is it legal to travel using a shipping container?

Is it legal to ship someone using a controlled atmoshere shipping container? They would have various amenities (food, water, entertainment etc) And they will be shipped from Canada to Spain.
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Am I required to return a package that was sent to me in error?

tl;dr: Do I have to return a package that was sent to me that I've already been refunded for? Background: In early October, I pre-ordered the Microsoft Band 2; a fitness monitor. It wasn't scheduled ...
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DHL lost packet, Sender does not answer

The Scenario I bought a notebook online from a private person. As he lives to far away, we agreed on he sending it via DHL. I paid the money, he took the packet to the mail office, but the packet got ...
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Is there a recourse against UPS for not delivering packages on time?

I have a "new" address and ZIP code that appears to confuse UPS and consistently causes them to delay delivery of packages to me. I've tried filing complaints with UPS itself, but to no avail: I ...