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East Ender
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Bratt: See my post on the last page. You can get free, quick shipping from keurig.com!!

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Posted : May 20, 2011 8:27 pm
Stxer1
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So frustrating getting things shipped here for a decent price - or at all.

I learned a trick from a customer service rep when the company's dropdown menu of states didn't include the VI's when shipping through the Post Office. She suggested that I try using Virginia's abbreviation, VA, and the correct zip code. She told me that the PO reads the zip code and doesn't pay attention to the state. I hold my breath but everytime I do this, the package gets here just fine and on time.

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Posted : May 20, 2011 9:42 pm
VIsnorkeler
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Anyone have any luck lately getting electronics here for less than an extra $200? I've hunted this thread and a couple of others. Since the info goes back a couple of years, I just wanted to check. I am specifically looking for an HP Pavilion dv7 series laptop. I'm on STT, btw, just in case anyone has one they'd like to sell on island or has seen them for sale in a store. My online search did lead me to KMart and Office Max, but neither online site had the dc7. Thanks all, as usual!

Sue

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Posted : January 10, 2012 3:13 pm
STXBob
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Anyone have any luck lately getting electronics here for less than an extra $200?

VI Cargo will ship from Miami to STX for a reasonable price. I don't know of a similar option for STT.

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Posted : January 10, 2012 3:33 pm
BeachcomberStt
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Anyone have any luck lately getting electronics here for less than an extra $200? I've hunted this thread and a couple of others. Since the info goes back a couple of years, I just wanted to check. I am specifically looking for an HP Pavilion dv7 series laptop. I'm on STT, btw, just in case anyone has one they'd like to sell on island or has seen them for sale in a store. My online search did lead me to KMart and Office Max, but neither online site had the dc7. Thanks all, as usual!

Sue

Did you try Best Buy?

www.bestbuy.com

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Posted : January 11, 2012 2:22 am
stjohnjulie
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Just got a laptop from B & H Photo shipped for close to actual ship cost (Priority Mail). They will also ship Express Mail if you are in a hurry. Give them a try, and make sure you research the computers because they will often have the same computer listed several times but with a variety of promotions (and prices). www.bhphotovideo.com

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Posted : January 11, 2012 8:52 am
Exit Zero
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B & H Photo is probably the most professional outfit I have ever dealt with -- they are the place to go for anyone in NYC and the film industry.

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Posted : January 11, 2012 11:53 am
VIsnorkeler
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I did NOT try Best Buy. Why didn't I think of them? Thanks. And thanks for the other website suggestion, too.

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Posted : January 12, 2012 4:36 pm
jbatl
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Best Buy ships here????

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Posted : January 13, 2012 12:45 pm
VIsnorkeler
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Looks as though they do!! I didn't even try them at first. I'll let you know for sure after the weekend. I'm going to get that laptop AND they have the underwater camera I've been wanting.

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Posted : January 13, 2012 5:13 pm
jbatl
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Wow. Please let us know how it works out.

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Posted : January 13, 2012 10:49 pm
fdr
 fdr
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Just discovered, in my search for a particular product, that VitaCost will ship here. $9.99 flat rate shipping, and free shipping on orders over $49. They sell "healthy living" products, including organic foods.

They also have a great referral program to get new customers. If anyone wants a $10 coupon for savings on their first order, PM me and I'll send you a link for it.

Edited to add - when it comes to shipping, choose "United States" as the country, but look for "U.S. Virgin Islands" in the dropdown menu for states. (I missed it at first when I just hit the V key.) And, they will ship to PO boxes! Hallelujah. 😎

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Posted : November 14, 2012 7:29 pm
Exit Zero
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I just had an interesting dialogue with www.marineandreef.com - they just flat out refused to use the USPS and the customer service agent said the USVI is just not part of the system?

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Posted : November 14, 2012 8:10 pm
speee1dy
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i have a few great places to get quilting fabric and quilting magazines that in the states can be bought at the magazine rack in grocery stores but not here

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Posted : November 14, 2012 9:19 pm
stxem
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Surprising abou Vitacost... I've ordered stuff from there through amazon but they didnt ship here. Next time I'll have to try buying directly from them.

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Posted : November 14, 2012 9:21 pm
speee1dy
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dont forget rockauto

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Posted : November 14, 2012 10:41 pm
fdr
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As an update, I have ordered from VitaCost several times now, and even though I haven't shipped any of the orders via Priority, I have gotten my parcels from them in five days or less, every time (versus other merchants, also shipping on the same day, taking 3 weeks or more). What's more, they stock and have cheaper prices on a lot of things I used to buy through Drugstore.com and other places. Many of their prices are actually cheaper than you can buy stuff in the states. I'm very impressed and hope they keep up the good work.

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Posted : April 2, 2013 8:50 pm
piaa
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Thought I would update - some companies might have changed their policy since this was complied - easiest way to check is to put anything in your basket and proceed to check out just so you don't waste a lot of time and then be disappointed at the end.

Pia

Nordstrom www.nordstrom.com
Bloomingdales
Dillards
Macys
JC Penny
Bealls http://www.beallsflorida.com
* Beach Bliss www.beachbliss.com
* Pottery Barn www.potterybarn.com
* Crate & Barrel www.crateandbarrel.com
* CB2 (Crate and Barrel 2)
* CVS www.cvs.com
* Drugstore.com www.drugstore.com
* Dermstore www.dermstore.com
* Ebay www.ebay.com (some)
* Lands End www.landsend.com
* Amazon.com
* Aveda
* Bed Bath and Beyond (if you get the right "customer service" rep as you have to call them)
* Seapet www.seapet.com (excellent pet supplements)
* Aloha Orchids (should you like exotic orchids that you can't find here)
* Orchids by Hausermann (same as above)
* Old Navy
* Gap
* Banana Republic
* Petco
1-800 Pet Meds
Petsmart
* Victoria's Secret
* QVC
* HSN
* Zappos - FREE shipping and returns
* La Mer
* Isagenix (I am a supplier if interested)
* J Crew www.jcrew.com
* The Company Store www.thecompanystore.com
* Road Runner Sports www.roadrunnersports.com
* The Teaching Company www.teach12.com
* L.L. Bean www.llbean.com
* http://www.daedalusbooks.com (books)
* http://www.yvesrocherusa.com/control/main/ (makeup)
* http://www.sierratradingpost.com/
* http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
* Williams Sonoma
* Coffee http://www.theroasterie.com/ - usually have to call them
* http://www.cooking.com/
* http://www.crutchfield.com/
* http://www.rockauto.com/
* http://www.keurig.com/
* http://www.vitacost.com/
* Kansas City Steak Company - great steak rub http://www.kansascitysteaks.com/Seasonings.2.htm (have to call ships flat rate)
* Olive Oil and Balsamic http://fioreoliveoils.com/site/ You have to call but they ship Flat Rate (owners daughter lives in STT) - amazing balsamic such as fig, raspberry, chocolate, blueberry, blood orange and fabulous olive oile such as organic Basil for instance 🙂
* https://outlet.yvesdelorme.com/ (Linens)
* AT&T

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Posted : September 29, 2013 4:25 pm
Alana33
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Thanks for the amazing list!

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Posted : September 29, 2013 6:35 pm
AandA2VI
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I ordered some awesome fabric from http://www.onlinefabricstore.net for $13 in shipping for 10 yards. Made my own chevron print curtains and saved over $200 😀 Pretty fast delivery too.

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Posted : September 29, 2013 8:29 pm
Alana33
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I just ordered something from QVC which could not be shipped to me at my PO Box nor my physical address via UPS here in the VI (DRAT!) so had to send to my sister in FL to remail to me. QVC said some items they can ship to VI (via mailboxes or UPS delivery to homes) but not others due to customs and homeland security issues. Sooooooooo frustrating.

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Posted : September 29, 2013 9:05 pm
speee1dy
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AandA, that seems kinda high for shipping. most fabric places i use only charge 5 something

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Posted : September 29, 2013 9:09 pm
AnnNYpisces
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Also...

bathandbodyworks.com - although their shipping rates can be high
jjill.com
talbots.com
zulily.com

and of course many vendors on ebay.com.

Happy shopping!

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Posted : October 2, 2013 12:37 am
kakalee
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Best Buy does ship here, but only some items.

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Posted : October 4, 2013 1:06 pm
JulieKay
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Penzey's spices! www.penzeys.com

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Posted : October 4, 2013 1:11 pm
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