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Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

fdr
May 15, 2014 09:43AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,212

I don't see 6pm.com on this list yet. They used to not ship here at all a few years back, and now they have FREE shipping here! I just placed an order, couldn't believe it. They carry clothing, shoes, bags, sunglasses.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

stjohnjulie
May 16, 2014 05:21AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 773

I am totally addicted to 6pm.com. A note on shopping their siteā€¦. put in your size when you sorting your options so you are not looking at a bunch of things that won't work for you. Took me a couple of times shopping on their site before I learned to do that and not get disappointed. They have a lot of items that they only have a few of, and many that they will only have in one size. And check for size guides as well because they do charge for return shipping.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

speee1dy
May 16, 2014 08:11AM

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Posts: 8,600

jcpenney is amazing. i ordered about 11 pair of shorts 2 capris and 1 shirt. shipping was free and the total was about 100 bucks

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

TortolaExpress
May 27, 2014 07:15AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2

Other than VI Cargo. Are there any other businesses that offer a Florida address and ship down by Air? We do this in the BVI and get our stuff overnight from the Miami address. That way you ship everything to Florida and it is automatically forwarded.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

speee1dy
May 28, 2014 08:13AM

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Posts: 8,600

paradise freight?

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

trainwreck82
May 28, 2014 10:16AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 286

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TortolaExpress
Other than VI Cargo. Are there any other businesses that offer a Florida address and ship down by Air? We do this in the BVI and get our stuff overnight from the Miami address. That way you ship everything to Florida and it is automatically forwarded.

Myus.com

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

speee1dy
May 28, 2014 12:17PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,600

just looked up MyUS, it looks pretty interesting. How is the cost or does it really matter because now you can order from companies that do not ship here?

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

boyd46
May 28, 2014 02:05PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 293

I use Paradisefreight.com for anything that does not ship here.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

rmb2830
May 28, 2014 03:31PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 446

We've been using paradise freight too, but just had to ship some items, and checked prices there and at VI C, and found VI Cargo quoted much lower. Will see next week when we pick the stuff up, if the quotes held true.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

divinggirl
May 28, 2014 05:32PM

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Posts: 887

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rmb2830
We've been using paradise freight too, but just had to ship some items, and checked prices there and at VI C, and found VI Cargo quoted much lower. Will see next week when we pick the stuff up, if the quotes held true.

Please let us know. Last time I used VI Cargo they cost was much higher on pickup than I was told over the phone. I only us Paradise Freight now.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

xXxRUDExXx
May 28, 2014 10:27PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 60

Does anyone know of any businesses offering similar services for St. Thomas?

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

vicanuck
May 29, 2014 07:58AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

Yes...I spoke with the lady Meme something or other a few weeks ago. They offer the same services are VI Cargo except to STT. They had a banner ad running on VI Moving Center up to just recently. Check with Islander...he would know.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

boyd46
May 29, 2014 08:45AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 293

340-244-0519---- Meme St John

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

xXxRUDExXx
May 29, 2014 11:12AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 60

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vicanuck
Yes...I spoke with the lady Meme something or other a few weeks ago. They offer the same services are VI Cargo except to STT. They had a banner ad running on VI Moving Center up to just recently. Check with Islander...he would know.

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boyd46
340-244-0519---- Meme St John

Thanks...this seems to be their website: [www.ilsvi.net]

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

stjohnjulie
May 31, 2014 05:54AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 773

I used Meme when shipping a truck we bought. She is awesome, really easy to work with.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

rmb2830
June 06, 2014 07:43AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 446

VI Cargo got our items to stx, and their price was in line with what they had told me before we shipped. One item was a dishwasher, and Paradise told me over $200, where VIC told me about $70. I think it cost $78. We also shipped some pool stuff, and the shipping was between $60 and $70.
At one point when we used Paradise their pickup price was much higher than their estimate, so I am really not comfortable with either one, you just never know the real price till it arrives.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

fdr
July 20, 2014 10:07AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,212

Lacoste.com offers free shipping here. Not someplace I would have thought; they had a beach towel I liked so I investigated. Summer sale is on now, too.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

speee1dy
July 20, 2014 08:03PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,600

nordstrom had free shipping

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

stjohnjulie
July 21, 2014 06:26AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 773

Pet Food Direct just dumped the VI. They used to ship here (you had to put VA as the state code), but about a month ago they quit shipping here. They neglected to tell at least some of their VI Auto Ship customers about the change.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

gonetropo
July 21, 2014 07:37AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 427

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stjohnjulie
Pet Food Direct just dumped the VI. They used to ship here (you had to put VA as the state code), but about a month ago they quit shipping here. They neglected to tell at least some of their VI Auto Ship customers about the change.

Ha, we use to employ the same process with PFD but noticed a couple of months ago that it no longer worked and we had to ship through Paradise Freight! Another cost to living here!


As to VI Cargo versus Paradise Freight, they both charge about the same price per cubic foot (around $5) so there should NEVER be a large discrepancy in the cost. It's a matter of service and IMO, Paradise Freight is tops on that.



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Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

rmb2830
July 21, 2014 07:57AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 446

Well, I got totally different prices when giving both VIC and PF the same dimensions etc on my dishwasher...have also gotten higher pricing from PF when picking up other items, than what they quoted before the shipment. Would prefer to deal with them as a local company, but not if it's going to cost me 3 times the price.

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

StCroixSarah
July 24, 2014 01:11AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1

So far I have found CVS, Bloomingdales, and Charlotte Russe that have free shipping. Thanks for all the suggestions y'all!

Re: Online shopping: Who will ship to the VI (without costing an arm and a leg)

poodle
July 30, 2014 04:56PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 508

For those businesses that do not ship directly to us on St Croix, there is now an option to have your parcels forwarded from Miami via the USPS. Of course, your parcel must meet their regulations...

PM me if you would like more info.

Thanks!

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