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Flying w/ equipment into the US - Duties, Brokers and Customs, oh my.

I am flying a contractor to Montreal today to pick up some very important, time-sensitive packages for my business, and then flying him back to the US tomorrow with the parcels. I'm really out of my element here and it's super critical that the delivery go off without a hitch. Please help walk me through the process of retrieval, customs, dealing with agents and brokers, paying duties, etc. [more inside]
posted by atreyu on May 15, 2015 - 1 answer

Receiving international mail from sellers who won't ship internationally

I'm looking for a service that will, say, receive/collect UK/European packages purchased on eBay, arrange international shipping to the US, and send them to me. These would be for auctions where international shipping isn't an option. So, if it's a UK auction, I'd be looking for a UK service that could accept the package on my behalf and forward it to me. I know this service exists, but what should I be googling to find it? Is it courier shipping? Does anyone have any recommendations for particular companies/individuals who offer this service?
posted by Mael Oui on Mar 18, 2015 - 3 answers

Large secure package / mailbox

I am looking for a large outdoor box to receive packages securely. [more inside]
posted by Mac-Expert on Oct 14, 2014 - 5 answers

Can you suggest what my husband's next job should be?

Can you suggest what my husband's next job should be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2014 - 12 answers

What is the biggest box I can fit into a USPS drop box?

What are the maximum dimensions (in each direction) of a box that will fit in a standard USPS blue drop box of the sort that you find on a city street corner? [more inside]
posted by enn on Dec 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Package hasn't arrived. No tracking number. Lost cause?

Sent package from MN to Toronto 3 weeks ago. It hasn't arrived. I have no way to track it. Is this a lost cause? [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Dec 29, 2011 - 12 answers

A Box, Shipping, and Me

This is probably a really easy question, but I can't seem to find the answer. It involves shipping, and paying for said shipping, but not being in the place where things are being shipped from. [more inside]
posted by strixus on Dec 25, 2011 - 8 answers

I won, I won!

Please direct me to websites where I can read about people who join sweepstakes religiously and where I can see pictures of their winnings. Also, people who sign up for "free samples" who get tons of packages from doing it. [more inside]
posted by LittleMissItneg on Dec 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Where can I go to swap packages?

I like to swap packages with people around the world. Where can I find an online community that would let me do this? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Moonlight on Oct 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Fulfilling projects.

Give me more websites with the same concept as Art House Coop, The Present Group, or The Thing Quarterly. [more inside]
posted by LittleMissItneg on Dec 4, 2010 - 1 answer

Next day delivery, please!

Can I get package delivery companies to just leave the package rather than leaving an InfoNotice/"you weren't home, we'll try again tomorrow" slips? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Nov 5, 2010 - 14 answers


For some reason my local PO could not deliver two packages to my workplace. Should I write them off as forever lost? (Anon in case sellers mentioned use AskMeFi.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get from the midwest to NYC with Stuff?

Transportation options: one-way travel from Detroit to New York. Complication: wedding gifts. [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Jun 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Please make me a better letter writer!

My partner and I have broken up because of a move but have decided to correspond with one another through handwritten letters. Please help me be a better letter writer! [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on May 16, 2009 - 18 answers

Information on Shipping Large Items & the Best Rates

I have a few large items that i would like to sell on eBay however the shipping charges are way to high, this is not due to weight but due to dimensional size. ie. 30" x 30" x 26" high or another item is a pair of speakers which are approx 50 lbs each and 20" x 24" x 34". The cost of shipping these items makes it impossible to sell them on eBay and get what they are worth. I hope some of you savvy sellers and shippers can help me out with this problem, i have many vintage items that are large and too expensive to ship via UPS, FedEx or Dhl. Thanks
posted by Audio Lover on Oct 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Is Skype a viable landline alternative for us?

What's the best Skype package for managing contact with our international friends and family group? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Sep 9, 2008 - 4 answers

the Dr Frankenstein of collaborative software

Easiest, most effective way to stand up a collaborative portal? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Aug 27, 2008 - 8 answers

package ideas for a European

Help me think of interesting American things to send to my European friend! [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui on Feb 17, 2008 - 52 answers

What is the cheapest and safest way to send a package to Malaysia with the assurance that it will get to the intended recipient?

My sister wants to send a package to someone in Malaysia -specifically in Selangor - however, it seems packages don't always make it to the recipient for whatever reason. She is sending photographs and wants to be sure it gets to the recipient - any tips out there? What is the safest and least expensive way to send it (more photographs)? TIA
posted by Jujee on Dec 30, 2007 - 5 answers

gifts for post-gastric bypass?

Any specific suggestions for care package ingredients for a friend who has just had gastric bypass surgery? I want to give her a few small things that might give her a lift (and don't want her to know specifically that it is me asking, hence the anon). I was thinking, for a young hip chick with a great sense of humor - maybe a small itunes gift card, some comic anthologies, a fun tote bag, sugar free candy? This isn't going to be a massive box or anything, I just want to make her smile during her recovery.
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Communities similar to Marvelous Mail

Are there any online communities similar to Marvelous Mail? [more inside]
posted by ThirstyEar2 on Jun 12, 2007 - 1 answer

Mailing a cake -- please advise

What's the best cake to mail? What's the best way to mail a cake? When should I send it to arrive in time? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on May 16, 2007 - 30 answers

I need more mail in my life.

How can I, a college student, get more mail? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 24, 2007 - 41 answers

Does the headline have any purpose?

The USPS charges for shipments based on package size and weight and in the case of media mail- the contents. Once your package clears the counter, is it safe to say it won't be checked for compliance of these things beyond that point? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Mar 27, 2007 - 19 answers

Two cameras I didn't order. Don't know who sent them. Now what?

I just got two digital cameras at my door. I didn't order them. I don't think I know who did. What next? more inside [more inside]
posted by printdevil on Oct 5, 2006 - 19 answers

Deaths as a result of opening plastic packages.

Help me win a bet against my girlfriend. Relates to deaths while opening those pesky plastic packages. [more inside]
posted by Sonic_Molson on Jun 15, 2006 - 17 answers

How does opting-out of cable channels work? Specifically in Northern CA.

So I have read that new federal laws allow you to "opt-out" of channels you don't want that may be part of a cable television package. How does this work? Could I opt-out of all those annoying digital music channels, shopping channels, the news & foreign language & religious & sports channels I don't watch, etc? How much might they prorate my service if I were to do that? I'm thinking about signing up with Comcast in Northern CA for both internet & cable TV. I love my satellite, but my reception is suffering since the trees started getting bigger and bigger (not on my property and the city won't trim them and they are IMMENSE). And Surewest won't give us fiber optic until 2006.
posted by luriete on Oct 28, 2004 - 3 answers

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