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Best option to ship boxes to STX?

 
wahini
(@wahini)
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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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Topic starter Posted : May 15, 2017 7:31 pm
rotorhead
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USPS

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Posted : May 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Jim Dandy
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USPS - Priority Mail

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Posted : May 15, 2017 10:57 pm
lescooper
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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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Posted : May 15, 2017 11:39 pm
Exit Zero
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Unless you really don't care when [if] they arrive do not use 'media mail rate shipping'

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Posted : May 16, 2017 12:11 am
Scubadoo
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USPS -Priority Mail Flat Rate®

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Posted : May 16, 2017 1:27 am
Exit Zero
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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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Posted : May 16, 2017 1:49 am
Afriend
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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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Posted : May 16, 2017 9:32 am
vicanuck
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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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Posted : May 16, 2017 11:02 am
Scubadoo
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As long as the flaps all fully close.

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Posted : May 18, 2017 1:36 am
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