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ChanelCinq
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I posted this on a completely different site but I think I will have more luck here.

I will be moving this summer to either St Croix or St Thomas from San Juan. I figure since the islands are not far there most be a cheap way to get stuff from Puerto Rico to the USVI.

Any ideas?

It would be nice to move my bed and kitchen table but if I sell those my largest item would be my bike. I moved 27 boxes here from San Francisco and now I will probably have about 35 boxes.

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OldTart
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If you go to "The Move" on the top bar this page you'll find a lot of good information about shipping household goods. If you have boxes and they meet the USPS requirements and don't weigh more than 70 lbs then USPS parcel post is the best and cheapest bet but not fast (can take several weeks).

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STXBob
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There are several shipping companies that operate between PR, STT and STX, such as http://www.blackhawkshipping.com/ and http://www.normahfreight.com/ .

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ChanelCinq
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That was very helpful STXBob. I contacted both companies and was provided with a lot of useful information. Even extra information on shipping my car as well

OldTart I did check that section before posting here. One company is out of business and the other only deals with moves stateside, where the third only had an email.

Most people are probably moving to the USVI from the states some information is directed to them. Since I am coming from an island less than 50 miles from STT and about 75 miles from STX my situation is a little different then the standard canned response.

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OldTart
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Since I am coming from an island less than 50 miles from STT and about 75 miles from STX my situation is a little different then the standard canned response.

Which is why I suggested the USPS parcel post option - and which I would suggest whether you were relocating from PR or mainland US since your main shipment is already boxed. I wasn't offering a "canned response" as, despite my age, my reading comprehension and general acuity remains intact. Try Tropical and Crowley too if sharing a trailer might be an option. 😀

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