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It's me again, still asking away. Couple of things I'm running into that I'm not sure about. First, I have a couple of drug prescriptions I'll need to transfer over. I've been told that I have to put them in a pharmacy in my state and then call once I relocate and have them transferred over due to my doctor only being licensed in my state. Is it easy to transfer prescriptions? Also, any recommendations on a good pharmacy?

Second, moving packages. I think we have decided that we are going to come with everything we can in suitcases (storing/selling furniture) and thinking of shipping a few boxes over before we arrive through USPS, is this what many people do? I'm thinking of shipping maybe 10 - 15 boxes depending on weight/size limits.

Last, I know there are things that we need to bring that we will obviously need, but anyone know of specific items that we should try to ship that we may have a very difficult time finding on the island once we arrive?

Any responses are appreciated. Thanks.


Posted : December 1, 2008 5:51 pm
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On the pharmacy -- will mail-order work for you? That's what I do, and it works great (and I never have to worry whether my pharmacy is out of stock until the next shipment comes in). Otherwise, what your pharmacist told you is absolutely the case. It's not hard to transfer a prescription.

The other two questions have been answered many times on here. Very easy to ship stuff here; many people do it. There was a thread not too long ago about "what do you wish you had brought"... can't remember whose it was, though.

Posted : December 1, 2008 6:14 pm
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10 - 15 boxes through the USPS isn't bad. If you go on the USPS website you can calculate the cost based on dimensions and weight - that will help you set a budget. We sent down 40 boxes which worked for us.

Posted : December 1, 2008 10:50 pm
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Drug pharmacy is the one we're using... so far, we're contented. My hubby had some prescription that were called in or transferred by our PCP - primary care physician from the mainland. They just called the pharmacy.

Re: shipping, yes USPS will be the cheapest option, just make sure you have it tracked.

Posted : December 2, 2008 3:59 pm
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Go to the USPS site to understand maximum dimensions . . . you can send pretty large boxes. (18x18x18 for certain - I think it's 108" max for length ls girtth) and up to 70 lbs. Earlier I sent most by Express but this trip I sent 8 more by Priority and they all arrived within 3 days (including over the T-day holiday). If you insure the boxes you automatically get tracking so do not pay for that service separately. You can also get some Priority flat rate boxes sent to your home for free . . . they're have a couple sizes, the largest being about the size of a boot box (shortie boots) which you can ship smaller items in for around $15 no matter the weight.

Posted : December 2, 2008 6:32 pm
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Thanks, I appreciate all the responses.

Posted : December 2, 2008 7:37 pm
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