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Mailing Small Household Items

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Deb and I are trying to decide whether or not to ship via mail some small household items. Spices, coffee pot blender, linens, towels etc. We aren't particularly attached to any of them. We just don't know if it will be less expensive to ship them or buy them at Cost U Less or Kmart when we get there.

Posted : December 22, 2007 1:04 pm
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2months ago a 45lb box 17x17x17 cost 35 dollars from minnesota to st croix going the slow 3-5week way it was 10-15 dollars more for priority which takes about a week

Posted : December 22, 2007 1:14 pm
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Hey Jay

I probably would not ship them via mail but I wouldn't buy sheets and towels at K Mart or Cost-U-Less either (not a great thread count or quality) 🙂

I buy linens and towels from a number of places that ship - Restoration Hardware (great towels and sheets) Pottery Barn (same) The Company Store (January White Sale coming up) and I purchased my Cuisinart Coffee Pot from ebay with Priority Shipping (same price as shipping in the US 🙂 )

Hope that helps and happy packing 🙂


Posted : December 22, 2007 1:19 pm
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Jay: The only coffee pots around here are Mr Coffee or Black and Decker type. If you have a nice one, you might want to bring it. Plenty of spices here and they go bad pretty quickly, so you will probably replace them a lot. Linens and towels, again, nice quality ones are difficult to get on island. I am also a fan of the January Company Store sale! New pillows this year!! You will quickly get into the catalog mode. There are also lots of "leaving island" sales for odds and ends.

Posted : December 22, 2007 2:00 pm
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When we moved to Puerto Rico a couple of months ago we sent our personal effects US mail parcel post. About $50 for 70 pounds not including insurance. We spent about $2000 sending 63 boxes. They didnt take 3 weeks. Some of them even beat us to Puerto Rico (we started sending them 6 days before we left).

Looking back I wish I sent more things. Stuff like house wire, PVC fittings, more kitchen utensiles and house repaire stuff. We did realy well pairing things down, maybe a little to well. 8 scuba tanks, a scuba compressor, scuba gear, and tools were 1/2 of those 63 boxes

Posted : December 22, 2007 10:46 pm
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