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Best option to ship boxes to STX?

wahini
May 15, 2017 04:31PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 10

Good afternoon! I will be moving to STX next month and getting ready to ship some boxes to myself. What is the best, cheapest option based on your experience? Any help appreciated.

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rotorhead
May 15, 2017 06:01PM

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Jim Dandy
May 15, 2017 07:57PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 1,057

USPS - Priority Mail

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lescooper
May 15, 2017 08:39PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 116

USPS is the only service that doesn't consider the USVI international. So rates are much cheaper, same as stateside.
One problem, standard shipping truly is a slow boat. I've had some take up to 6 weeks. Priority will cost more but you can count on receiving in about 3 days.

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Exit Zero
May 15, 2017 09:11PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,239

Unless you really don't care when [if] they arrive do not use 'media mail rate shipping'

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Scubadoo
May 15, 2017 10:27PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,998

USPS -Priority Mail Flat RateĀ®

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Exit Zero
May 15, 2017 10:49PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,239

If the boxes are already packed and/or too large for Flat Rate - pay for priority anyway by weight.
I actually took a flat rate envelope into the STT PO that contained a 'Matchbook car' for my grandson -- the desk clerk Insisted! that - 'Flat Rate means FLAT no lumps' pointing at the words -- flat rate!!

This really happened! everyone in line was rolling with laughs.

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Afriend
May 16, 2017 06:32AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 447

We send anywhere between 5 and 20 boxes a year to STX via USPS Priority and found the service to be very reliable. Flat rate goes are fairly economical. Non-flat rate boxes cost more but still arrive in a few days.

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vicanuck
May 16, 2017 08:02AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

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Exit Zero
If the boxes are already packed and/or too large for Flat Rate - pay for priority anyway by weight.
I actually took a flat rate envelope into the STT PO that contained a 'Matchbook car' for my grandson -- the desk clerk Insisted! that - 'Flat Rate means FLAT no lumps' pointing at the words -- flat rate!!

This really happened! everyone in line was rolling with laughs.

If it fits, it ships!

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Scubadoo
May 17, 2017 10:36PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,998

As long as the flaps all fully close.

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