Selling a camera that has a spare Lithium battery, anyone know of how I
can legally post this, as the post office refuses unless the battery is
in the item being sold.
I could I suppose sell without the spare but the battery will be of no
use to me and I would rather pass it on.
Look for a toy or otherwise worthless film camera in a charity shop,
stick the spare battery inside it. Then you are shipping two cameras
with batteries inside.
Being *sensible*, the thing the camera supplies is mechanical
protection. Provided the spare is packaged with comparable protection
(e.g. bubble wrap inside a tobacco tin?) I think I would just be
economical with the truth.
My issue is that they x-ray many parcels and if found to fall foul ie a
spare battery they destroy the whole package, so although yes I could
pack it to be safe I could risk losing the complete parcel.
The post office point blank refuse to take them even if properly packed
(safely) according to their counter staff.
I have just scraped a pack of Energiser Lithium L91 AA's out of the ice
at the bottom of the freezer. Must have bought them more than
10 years ago. They still read 1.57 volts.
I was wondering why I hadn't seem them on sale anywhere for many years.
If the destination is within the UK, and being sent with an electronic
device but not fitted inside that device (e.g. including a spare battery
with the camera), then the Royal Mail will accept it. See "Electronic
devices sent with lithium batteries" section above. I've found it's not
uncommon for Post Offices to quote Royal Mail's International
destination rules despite asking about UK destination items when I've
verbally asked, rather than the more relaxed UK destination rules which
should have applied.
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