Some months ago, I lost my iPod in Moscow whilst out there doing festival biz (I'm a Brit by residence). Incredibly, someone found it, the Apple security held, and I got an email from someone telling me they'd be happy to meet up and give it back. As the air fare is higher than the device cost, I thought going postal would be the best option, but I've drawn a blank - most of the delivery companies either want me to pay cash on the Russian side, or expect me to have a corporate account. [more inside]
I have to mail a large number of packages containing electronic devices, say printers, to a few dozen military sites overseas. If I am shipping to a foreign Air/Army Post Office (APO) or a Fleet Post Office (FPO) on a US Military Base, do I have to pay customs duties and taxes on those goods? [more inside]
I don't just mean in a taxonomic way, but in terms of sorting and ease for the handlers -- is the postal code the most vital part? What's that last line for? [more inside]
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?
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]
As part of an artist trading card swap, I made a bunch of little clocks. Only after I was finished did it occur to me that the little clock hands bend (and presumably break) easily, and there are a lot of places where bits could get bent or otherwise messed up in shipping. What's my best bet for packing and shipping these things? More fun: one has to go to England.
What is the best book on the history of sending mail, news, orders and other information by ship?
How would I ship snowballs to my friends in Los Angeles, CA without their melting, and how much would I have to pay for it? [more inside]
I am mailing my friends a package for Christmas. They live in Africa; I'm in the US. They asked for cheddar cheese (among other things). How do I make this happen? [more inside]
I recently ordered something something from the US via eBay to be shipped to Canada, but did not include my phone number with my mailing address. What will happen to the package when it reaches customs if my number is not on it?
I want to change the world. Or at least make it easier/faster/cheaper to send my niece and nephew, currently living less than 500 miles from where I live, a flipping Christmas package. Who should I bother to help get this done? [more inside]
How can I ship two live turtles from NY to TX? I have found some info, but instructions are confusing and I need a walk-through from someone who is familiar with shipping live animals. [more inside]
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]
What is the best way to get two snowboards (and associated gear) from Seattle, Washington to Aspen, Colorado if we don't know where we will be staying while there? Flying with the snowboards would be hugely inconvenient, since travel plans include two continents and several cities with extended stopovers before we eventually meet up in Aspen for NYE.
How do I calculate the duties, taxes, and/or other fees that a person in Italy will have to pay in order to receive a gift mailed from the United States? [more inside]
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]
What is the best way to ship an iPhone from the US to China? [more inside]
Can minocycline be ruined by heat during shipping? [more inside]
Do I have to pay customs duties to have a computer I left behind in Ireland shipped to California? [more inside]
I'm near Ottawa, Ontario; I need to ship a defective video card to California. What way gives me the best combination of low cost/speed/reliability? [more inside]
Deadline for overnighting a package? [more inside]
How can I most easily and inexpensively send small holiday gifts from France to the US? [more inside]
Can you legally mail cigarettes from Canada to the US? [more inside]
I have a bunch of boxes. I want to ship them across the country and pick them up at the post office on the other end. What do I do? [more inside]
Things I should've been able to figure out by myself but can't Filter: How do I register and submit my artwork to a Canadian art show while living in the US? Help me figure out how to write and mail a check, mail my artwork, and pay whatever duty charge there might be. [more inside]
I am a lazy butt and hate going out of my way to mail things. USPS ClickNShip works perfectly for my needs, but now that I'm doing BookMooch I want to use a cheaper postage method, like media mail. What can I do? [more inside]
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]
looking to deck the halls with homemade liquor (infused vodkas, lemoncello, something like that) - but now how to get it through the mail. [more inside]
Can anyone please recommend a reputable mail-forwarding service for someone living in Australia who wants to buy from US-only stores? [more inside]
Whats an inexpensive way to send 2 paintings from Boston to San Francisco? [more inside]
Recommendation for a company that will receive an eBay package in the UK and ship it to me in Canada? [more inside]
How do you ship furniture? [more inside]
What is the best way to get a diamond ring across the country? [more inside]
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]
Mailing a bed 2,000 miles- how can I do it, and is it even worth it? [more inside]
With the end of USPS international surface mail, what alternatives remain for posting bulky, low-cost items that don't qualify for the M-bag?
How difficult is it to buy a handgun online without a firearms license? [more inside]
What's the cheapest (but safe) way to ship several heavy boxes from the UK to Canada? [more inside]
What companies can ship a box same day from SF to Texas without having an account with the shipping company? [more inside]
What would be the level of ease, as well as likely cost, of shipping a food item from Washington, DC to San Francisco? [more inside]
I need the send something to Ecuador from the U.S of A. [more inside]
I want to mail three boxes of from Philadelphia to Spain. What's the cheapest option? [more inside]
Need to ship packages from US to London, UK. Is there anything cheaper than parcel2go? [more inside]
What's the best way to ship mostly semi-dry desserts like cookies, cakes, and brownies around the country? There's [more inside]
Why would Canada Post want to ship a package (from Amazon.ca) bound for Montreal and originating in Mississauga, Ontario (about 350 miles from Montreal) via Richmond, British Columbia (about 3000 miles from Montreal)? [more inside]
Can I send a couple bottles of beer in the mail? Are there problems with potential carbonationexplosion? "I'll take my answer offline" --back tomorrow morning.