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Shipping a significant quantity of books from US to UK. How? How much?

I'm moving soon (UK Home Office and God willing) from the US to England. I will be there for roughly 3 years, give or take, and am hoping that I can have a portion of my substantial amount of books there with me. Previous suggestions on shipping indicate USPS M-bags as the go-to choice, but USPS no longer offers anything but air service on media bags, pushing the cost to around $175 for 44 lbs. This is more than I want to spend. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by still bill on Aug 11, 2014 - 7 answers

Moving Canada to US; UPS or Fedex?

We're about to move from Toronto to San Francisco. (Yay!) But we have to move our things. (Nightmare!) We live pretty lightly, and aren't moving furniture, so we're thinking the best thing to do is ship a big pile of boxes using UPS or FedEx. Any thoughts on which is preferable? I have the impression that FedEx can be a bit nightmarish when borders are involved, but have zero experience with UPS international shipments.
posted by kaibutsu on Aug 8, 2014 - 12 answers

How can I redirect my FedEx package to a different address?

I am in Texas right now for the holidays, I have a package arriving to my apartment in Ohio which is very important (it will allow me to renew my drivers license). I am flying back to Pittsburgh this Sunday night, and I'd like to have the paperwork in Pittsburgh with me, otherwise I'd have to drive to Ohio to get the paperwork, and then drive back to Pittsburgh. I called FedEx and they said only the shipper (with a FedEx account number) can re-direct the package. I'm wondering what are my options to save me a trip of driving to Ohio and back. Can I ask my package to be held at FedEx in Ohio, and then pay for them to send it to me in Pittsburgh? Can I authorize a friend to go pick it up from the FedEx location instead of me and then have them send it to me? Are there any other options? Thanks for the help askmefi! Please feel free to ask me more questions if anything is unclear
posted by lijiaxiaoniu on Dec 25, 2013 - 4 answers

What is the safest method to ship to Hong Kong?

I have a $2,000 piece of artwork that needs to get to Hong Kong. I am not sure what carrier I should go with and would love insight. I am pretty nervous about this, but also don't want to spend a fortune if I can help it. [more inside]
posted by Vaike on Mar 25, 2013 - 5 answers

San Francisco -----> Halifax: Parcel Edition

What's the cheapest way to get a large box from San Francisco to Halifax, NS? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Feb 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Shipping labels to return lost items

I accidentally left a bag in someone's car, and we are now in different states. I want to make it as easy as possible for him to return it to me, as we are not even really acquaintances. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 9, 2013 - 12 answers

Stop sending my stuff to my ex's house. Seriously.

How can I make sure that absolutely nothing - not letters, not catalogs, not packages, nothing - with my name and old address on it is ever left at my old place? I am in the US. [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Oct 5, 2011 - 20 answers

I want chocolates from a specific shop in Paris delivered to the US: please help me figure out how to do it.

I want to order from a chocolate shop in Paris, Jacques Genin, and have it shipped to the United States. But, Jacques Genin doesn't seem to even have a website, let alone online ordering. Is there a service I can use to buy and ship the products for me? [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Sep 4, 2011 - 1 answer

Need to get a package to Poughkeepsie by Monday!

Deadline for overnighting a package? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Dec 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Moving cross-country. No new address. No money... Yikes!

My girlfriend and I are shipping all non fixtures from our 1 bedroom apartment across the country. We will not have a new address until after we move. What is the best way to ship everything? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy on Aug 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Shipping Nightmare

Advice on shipping a gift from Russia? Or advice on buying a gift online in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I get two fairly large boxes to UPS without a car?

How do I get two fairly large boxes to UPS without a car? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Jun 6, 2010 - 16 answers

how to I become a shipping ninja?

I'm in a fairly new job where I'm preparing packages to be shipped, perhaps hundreds in a week. I hand them off to people who send them out via Fedex and US Mail, both domestic and international. I have to assess the best price to ship, get it packaged and hand it off. I'm getting blowback from not getting this right. What can I do to learn to be a shipping ninja? [more inside]
posted by diode on May 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Shipping art over the ocean

I'm looking for international shipping strategies and recommendations, UK to Canada. [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Sep 16, 2009 - 1 answer

Take My Stuff - Please!

Which is the best shipping service to use for moving? USPS, Fedex, or UPS? I would like them to come to my house. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on May 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Mail at my expense?

Pre-paid international shipping? I'd like to have someone drop something off in Germany and have the item shipped to me in Canada at my expense. Simpler is better. [more inside]
posted by tiamat on Sep 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Oh just give my package to anyone. No sweat.

Fedex gave my package to my random neighbor without asking me. WTF?! Isn't this a violation of privacy, some kind of breach of contract, and a financial risk to me? [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz on Nov 13, 2006 - 28 answers

No, Amazon.com, I refuse to believe your entire market consists of unemployed bums.

How can I decline/avoid UPS and Fedex's #$!@ing "signature required in person" deliveries? I don't want to drive to any more farflung warehouses just to get my stuff! [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Jun 8, 2006 - 39 answers

Does UPS / FedEx intentionally slow down non-premium deliveries?

When a person chooses to send a package via UPS or FedEx, and s/he chooses not to opt for the premium one- or two-day delivery, will the carrier hold the package (rather than delivering it) at the nearest hub for a day or two to spite the tightwad shipper? In other words, if they could deliver it faster than promised without incurring extra expense, do they still delay the parcel's delivery so the service isn't any faster than promised?
posted by trharlan on Feb 10, 2004 - 14 answers

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