Traveling on the cheap when you're a hollow log
August 13, 2012 10:06 AM Subscribe
What is the cheapest way to send bulky items from the Dominican Republic to the U.S.? Time isn't important.
posted by dr. boludo to Travel & Transportation around Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A student of mine is currently trying to ship two large drums from Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, back to the U.S. He's been offered a quote of around $500 from FedEx, which is more than twice the value of the drums themselves. We're on a stretched research budget, and have no particular time restrictions. Are there any cheaper, slower options for freight from the Dominican Republic to the U.S. (Iowa, if it matters)?