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jfqueen
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I brought WAY too much stuff with me, and would like to ship about a dozen boxes back to the States. It seems like the post office prices, while fairly reasonable for 1-2 boxes, quickly adds up to some real bucks. Are there any other options? No furniture, just some fairly heavy boxes - between 18x18x16 inch to 18x18x24 inch, and up to 50 lbs or so. Not enough for a Door to Door crate, but if I could get them crated for shipment that would be best, since I don't think cardboard boxes handle overseas travel all that well.

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Topic starter Posted : February 18, 2008 4:50 pm
islandlola
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Another option to shipping it back--sell it on island if willing to part with it.

Whatcha got? You might find lots of interest...

Best,

Islandlola

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Posted : February 18, 2008 5:05 pm
stephaniev
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yeah! I am coming in June, may need some stuff! I'll keep in touch, via message board.

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Posted : February 18, 2008 6:51 pm
jfqueen
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It's stuff I want to keep, personal items, extra clothes, personal papers, books, etc.

I wound up using the Postal Service after all - for reference, it ran between .75 and a little over $1.00 per pound (the closer the box was to the 70 lb limit, the lower the per pound cost), so my first 250 lbs (5 boxes) was around $215.00 to ship to Texas. No insurance, but I did pay the .75 per box delivery confirmation. They indicated 4-6 weeks to deliver.

Checking with a local freight company, the 500 lb minimum shipment (with same week delivery) would be approximately $3000.00.

Good thing I don't need that stuff back home anytime soon.

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Topic starter Posted : February 22, 2008 2:45 am
jahson8945
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an easier way is to ship through a company called vi cargo located on hess road down from the shuama gas station their rates are good

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Posted : February 24, 2008 12:13 pm
beachy
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VI cargo only ships one way--from FL to stx

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Posted : February 24, 2008 2:40 pm
heepajeep
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Certainly VICargo does not run back to FL empty?
Wonder what they do haul?

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Posted : February 24, 2008 4:57 pm
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