Australia is a few thousand miles across at least one continent and an ocean from me, depending on which way you go. So is China, just further north. I've never had packages or payment come up missing when mailing back and forth with an associate in Australia, but a few people I was working with in HK had trouble receiving my shipments, and more than once some of their mail to me never arrived.
Oh yeah, I mailed a gun catalog to Malaysia a couple years ago. It took four days to get there, and the only problem during the shipping was on my end. Small town postal employees were too #### nosey about what I was doing mailing packages and money orders all over the planet every week. I've since moved to a city that could care less what I do.
(Edited by Raijin Z at 9:08 am on Mar. 19, 2002)