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Shipping a TV to VI

 
dxphy
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since black Friday is coming up. What would be an estimate to ship a TV via boat from FL to the VI. I know there will be customs fees too.

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Topic starter Posted : November 18, 2015 11:52 pm
Spartygrad95
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They have Black Friday here..

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Posted : November 19, 2015 1:21 am
Scubadoo
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Would probably be similar to a quote I got from Paradise Freight for $70-80 plus 6% duty. That price might go up if the TV is boxed in a much larger box than TV box for shipping. You can get a more accurate quote from them once you know specific dimensions and weight.

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Posted : November 19, 2015 3:34 am
speee1dy
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you can always order from a place like best buy or walmart that offers free shipping

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Posted : November 19, 2015 10:30 am
OldTart
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I've never found the prices too out of whack here. Shop around locally - KMart, CostULess, etc. They're always having sales.

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Posted : November 19, 2015 10:54 am
jasona
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Just call VICargo 340-778-6331 and give them the length, width, height and weight of the box. They will give you a quote based on the dimensional weight.

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Posted : November 19, 2015 2:56 pm
TommySTX
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Just a tip. You can find TV's for sometimes less than Black Friday prices in January and February because the new models come out in March. Plus there are deals gearing up for the Super Bowl. 🙂

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Posted : November 19, 2015 3:54 pm
Scubadoo
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Cool, I will need to buy one or two in Jan.

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Posted : November 20, 2015 12:57 am
vicanuck
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I bought a new flat screen last year from Amazon. I watched the price week after week. The price fluctuated a bit over that period but the lowest price was in mid-January. Ultimately, I got the 52" LG for just under $400 bucks and shipped it via Paradise Freight.

So far, its the best TV I've ever owned.

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Posted : November 20, 2015 11:25 am
OldTart
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How much was the shipping cost and how did the total cost compare to on-island prices for similar TVs at, for instance, KMart and CULess? I assume any defect covered under warranty necessitates shipping the unit back stateside?

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Posted : November 20, 2015 11:39 am
vicanuck
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OT...I did check Kmart's Appliance store here on STX and found there pricing was high compared to Amazon (with $80 shipping factored in). As far as CUL goes, on STX they only sell a few sketchy bargain brands and I just wouldn't buy a TV there.

As far as defects go, I don't worry about that when it comes to TV's. If I get a few good years out of them at $400 bucks, I'm happy. In fact, I just had the Sony Vizio in my office suffer a complete screen failure but a local company called Techilution fixed it for $100 bucks. It works just like new again.

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Posted : November 20, 2015 12:17 pm
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