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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

How do I ship a small papercraft clock?

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.
posted by hishtafel on Jul 22, 2014 - 8 answers

Best Books on shipping mail/news/orders/etc?

What is the best book on the history of sending mail, news, orders and other information by ship?
posted by michaelh on Jul 18, 2014 - 1 answer

It's cold back here

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]
posted by bad grammar on Feb 13, 2014 - 14 answers

Cheddar for Christmas

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]
posted by raspberrE on Nov 18, 2013 - 13 answers

What happens to packages shipped without the addressee's phone #?

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?
posted by Gin and Comics on Apr 25, 2013 - 5 answers

It shouldn't be this hard when Toronto is barely 100 miles from Buffalo, OK?

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]
posted by SMPA on Dec 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Get these turtles to their new home, alive please

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]
posted by greta simone on Jul 26, 2012 - 7 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

Meet me slopeside in three weeks.

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.
posted by halogen on Dec 5, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I calculate duties on a package mailed to Italy from the United States?

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]
posted by kellygreen on Oct 13, 2011 - 7 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

Mailing Items to China

What is the best way to ship an iPhone from the US to China? [more inside]
posted by jef on Jul 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Can minocycline be ruined by heat during shipping?

Can minocycline be ruined by heat during shipping? [more inside]
posted by Koray on Jul 2, 2011 - 4 answers

How to avoid customs fees on return of my own computer

Do I have to pay customs duties to have a computer I left behind in Ireland shipped to California? [more inside]
posted by AndNeverWell on May 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Getting a video card from Ottawa to California

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]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Jan 4, 2011 - 2 answers

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

Papa Noel for American peeps.

How can I most easily and inexpensively send small holiday gifts from France to the US? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Nov 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Can you legally mail cigarettes from Canada to the US?

Can you legally mail cigarettes from Canada to the US? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Nov 6, 2010 - 1 answer

How to mail my possessions across the US?

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]
posted by madcaptenor on Jul 28, 2010 - 15 answers

Shipping artwork 101

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]
posted by wet-raspberry on Jun 21, 2010 - 1 answer

Stick some stamps on top of my head/I'm gonna mail myself to you

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]
posted by Madamina on May 25, 2010 - 7 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

how do i send booze in the mail

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]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I get US-address-only items delivered to Australia?

Can anyone please recommend a reputable mail-forwarding service for someone living in Australia who wants to buy from US-only stores? [more inside]
posted by katala on Oct 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Whats the best way to send painting across the country?

Whats an inexpensive way to send 2 paintings from Boston to San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by askmeacct on Jun 5, 2009 - 7 answers

UK-Canada transhipment

Recommendation for a company that will receive an eBay package in the UK and ship it to me in Canada? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Jan 26, 2008 - 2 answers

How to ship furniture

How do you ship furniture? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Jan 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Lord of the Rings joke goes here

What is the best way to get a diamond ring across the country? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Dec 21, 2007 - 22 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

Bye Bye Beddie.

Mailing a bed 2,000 miles- how can I do it, and is it even worth it? [more inside]
posted by doift on Aug 12, 2007 - 7 answers

I'd like my $3 package to cost less than $30 in postage, please.

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?
posted by holgate on Jun 16, 2007 - 3 answers

How difficult is it to buy a handgun online without a firearms license?

How difficult is it to buy a handgun online without a firearms license? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Apr 17, 2007 - 15 answers

shipping from UK to Canada

What's the cheapest (but safe) way to ship several heavy boxes from the UK to Canada? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Nov 21, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me ship a package same day from SF to Texas

What companies can ship a box same day from SF to Texas without having an account with the shipping company? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Oct 7, 2006 - 12 answers

Shipping food cross-country

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]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Sep 28, 2006 - 7 answers

How do I ship some small things for the USA to Ecuador?

I need the send something to Ecuador from the U.S of A. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Sep 16, 2006 - 7 answers

I want to mail three boxes of from Philadelphia to Spain. What's the cheapest option?

I want to mail three boxes of from Philadelphia to Spain. What's the cheapest option? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Sep 1, 2006 - 7 answers

"Move 'em on, head 'em up"

Need to ship packages from US to London, UK. Is there anything cheaper than parcel2go? [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Aug 2, 2006 - 6 answers

Help my cookies make it cross-country without crumbling!

What's the best way to ship mostly semi-dry desserts like cookies, cakes, and brownies around the country? There's [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Jul 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Why is my parcel, mailed to me from Ontario, currently in Vancouver, while I'm in Montreal?

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]
posted by Ricky_gr10 on May 31, 2006 - 16 answers

Can I send beer through mail?

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.
posted by Shane on Jun 14, 2004 - 14 answers

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