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I put a woofer speaker on Ebay, free postage to UK, the only bid is from a guy in Denmark, he says he's happy to pay the postage but then the customs form needs filling,

OK I can do that until it comes to the restricted goods...........anything with magnets :? they can be posted but within certain field limits. aagh! what the hell is the field range of a woofer speaker?

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 15:25
I put a woofer speaker on Ebay, free postage to UK, the only bid is from a guy in Denmark, he says he's happy to pay the postage but then the customs form needs filling,

OK I can do that until it comes to the restricted goods...........anything with magnets :? they can be posted but within certain field limits. aagh! what the hell is the field range of a woofer speaker?
Iwas was going to extract a couple of paragraphs and post them up, but I'll leave you to see if you can extract something useful from them....looks like the chapter and verse with a couple of rule of thumb workrounds.
You may have to find a compass though to do the little rough test.

https://www.kjmagnetics.com/blog.asp?p=shipping

There is a little vid here.



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Well somebody has to say it. It's another Brexit bonus!

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There have to be some good puns here...
Everything being in a state of flux at the moment ('teething problems')
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Could you put the thing in some sort of shielding, and declare it non-magnetic?

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Paul-R wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 15:57
Well somebody has to say it. It's another Brexit bonus!
Nothing to do with Brexit Paul, it's in the Royal Mail prohibited goods list, even for inland.

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This is what I get on the PO site. The lady at our Post Office is a stickler for the rules so I want to be sure.
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Well, that makes sense. If I were to send a magnetic tape to somebody I would not be happy to find it had been damaged in transit because it had been shipped close to a very powerful magnet.

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Just make sure you send it in a large enough box so the field strength won't be that high outside the box. If it were me then I'd pack the woofer in a normal sized box that it would have been dispatched in in the first place, then put that box inside another with at least 6" clearance around the inside.

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Not sure how big the woofer is, Gibbo, but I'd be tempted just to wrap and box it in something thick/substantial, and hand it over (maybe another P.O.?).
Have had a good few pairs of 5", 6" and 6½" speakers from Amazon, without any complications.

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Here's a link to one of the most un-read pages on the Post Office website :-D

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/mail/what-can-i-send

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I would start by using a navigation compass, and see how far away it is affected by the speaker. Than you have an idea of how big a box to use.

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The beastie is here scroll up a few posts:

https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/vie ... er#p669652

Tempted to just box it up and send it, just don't want it to end up back on my doorstep.

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Generally, in my experience there is little leakage from a well designed and made speaker so it really should not be a problem.

Good speakers do all they can to concentrate the flux where it's needed...

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Try alternative couriers - I have used iPost Parcels in the past but I think they are now a part of DHL.

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Well that's done it's on its way, surprisingly the Post Office was the cheapest at £13.00, other couriers wanted a couple of quid more and require the recipient to collect from one of their offices/shops.