I was taking a stroll across this site- mainly, checking different user accounts of my home country India, when I noticed an unusual and sad trend. The Indian Customs Office seems to seize many, actually quite many, packages containing coins. Almost 70% of all negative reviews I read on different Indian accounts seems to involve the customs office in one form or the other- be it the Kolkata office or the Mumbai one, this problem doesn't sadly seem to be specific to a region but spread across the nation.
I'm yet to have a swap over numista, as I still live with my parents and they overthink safety issues about making our address public. Therefore, I exchange/buy outside of numista as of now. It would be helpful if you could share any similar experience, and how you got around it/are stuck to it.
PS- Also, are there any laws, in India or other nations, which protects the interests of us numismatists?