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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

Moving to California from NYC: How... to do that.

So I've just gotten a job in San Francisco and my GF and I will therefore be leaving New York and moving. I've never lived more than 125 miles from NYC before, so I need help with understanding the logistics here. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Feb 10, 2014 - 22 answers

Shipping Computers and Other Hassles

I'm going to be spending 3 months in California, staying with my girlfriend, starting in March. I'm not moving house, exactly, but I do want to move some large/heavy/bulky things (like my beast of a desktop) and I'm not sure of the best way to go about it. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Feb 7, 2014 - 18 answers

Shipping books from Germany to the U.S.

I'm looking to ship a box full of books from Berlin in Germany to New York City, USA. [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Feb 1, 2014 - 5 answers

What's the best option for shipping 300 pounds of goods two states?

I've been tasked with moving the contents of a friend's storage unit in Seattle to his new home in San Francisco. The locker contains six dining-room chairs, a large pendant lamp, and a few more boxes of miscellaneous household items. I boxed everything but the chairs (boxes shown here, to give you an idea of the total volume) and have been trying to find a way to get this stuff to the bay area for less than $1000. [more inside]
posted by cirocco on Jan 2, 2014 - 21 answers

Moving a digital piano. Difficulty filter: UK to Belgium.

Further to my earlier question, I want to have my digital piano with me in Belgium. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Nov 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Cheap(er) international book/media shipping?

I need to ship a bunch of books internationally; is there a better option than USPS M-bags? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Jul 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Best "white glove" cross-country moving service for a "van load"

My septuagenerian parents are moving about a van load of their belongs (computers, television, clothes, kitchen dishes, etc.) from coast to coast. Ideally, the company hired would come to their house and respectfully pack everything and then ship it across country where, once again, they would unpack everything. Do you know of such a service? (Related, but not exactly: do you recommend a service for moving a car – vehicle – cross country?) Thank you!
posted by noway on Jun 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Cost-effective strategies for moving from Hawaii to LA

I'm trying to plan our move from Oahu back to Los Angeles. We have too much for airline baggage, but too little for a shipping container. We're selling all the furniture and big items, and planning to buy used replacements when we arrive. We're paring down our belongings as much as we can bear, but it's still not going to fit in airline baggage. I'm talking medium-value, medium-sized things like baking pans, shoes, small kitchen appliances, and books. What's the cheapest way to ship all this little stuff? [more inside]
posted by lostburner on Mar 19, 2013 - 10 answers

Something smaller than a moving pod?

Is there a smaller option for a cross-country move than a moving pod? [more inside]
posted by Peemster on Dec 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Is it really more of a liability to pack my own boxes?

I'm looking for moving/shipping companies to send a couple of boxes of books & clothes from Australia to the USA (as I'm relocating). While requesting quotes, one company strongly suggested that I hire them to pack my things for me as apparently US Customs get suspicious if the boxes were packed by the individual mover (me, in this case) rather than by a professional. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else and the US Customs website hasn't addressed this. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Moving across the country! Boxes to ship! Help?

Moving from Brooklyn, NY to San Diego, CA. Have about 10-15 large/heavy boxes to ship to CA. A few boxes are primarily books and DVDs. The others are clothes and shoes. Nothing super fragile. I don't have a car. What is the best/easiest/most affordable way to do this? Halp!
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Jun 19, 2012 - 16 answers

Trying to get my stuff to NY from Finland!

Shipping filter- Moving from Helsinki, Finland back to NY and struggling with getting my stuff shipped. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Jun 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Cheapest Way to Ship Boxes from LA to NYC

I lived in LA several years ago and still have a storage locker there filled with my old stuff. Most of it is in moving boxes, but there's also a table in bubble-wrap. I want to move it all to a storage locker in Brooklyn, New York. (1) I want to do this the cheapest way possible. I don't care how long it takes to get from Point A to Point B. (2) I checked out the UPS and Fedex Freight sites but they're *extremely* confusing. (3) I am only going to be in LA for THREE DAYS to arrange this so I need some method that can be concluded quickly. (4) I am leaving for LA TONIGHT! My thanks in advance to all you MeFiers for this very-last-minute question. :)
posted by laswingkid on Jan 9, 2012 - 11 answers

The answer isn't in the books I guess.

I feel overwhelmed, maybe because I am down with a bad cold, so I am hoping you can tell me how to get three bookshelves of books from CA to NYC. Constraints: cheaper is better, heavier is worse, and being home to get the packages is a serious challenge. Should I be shipping them in dozens of little boxes? Is there a better way? How am I ever going to get my collection out of my parents' basement and into my apartment? Like an adult? Move ALL the books? Cough cough help.
posted by prefpara on Dec 30, 2011 - 30 answers

One Way to Amsterdam

UK to Europe: One Way Car Hire is it possible? I want to move some personal effects with me from London to The Netherlands and thought I'd investigate One Way Car/Van Hire options but I can't seem to find anything. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Aug 31, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I move cross-country by mail?

How do I move cross-country by mail? [more inside]
posted by melissam on Aug 22, 2011 - 21 answers

Finding any way I can to lower costs

I'd like some suggestions on inexpensive but reliable shipping companies for shipping boxes from the US to Canada. [more inside]
posted by elisynn on Aug 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Why can you print every kind of postage except the reasonably priced ones???

Shipping dilemma: I have 30-40 boxes at my house I need to ship via parcel post. I thought I could print the labels at home and then have them picked up for a fee by the post office, but I've hit a snag... [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Jun 26, 2011 - 20 answers

How do savvy drifters shift their stuff across oceans?

How should I move 2m^3 of stuff from Australia to the US? [more inside]
posted by emmykm on Jun 4, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I move my plants cross-country?

How do I move my plants cross-country? [more inside]
posted by scazza on May 17, 2011 - 12 answers

What's the cheapest way to move all of my stuff to the West Coast?

I'm moving from New York City to Oregon at the end of the year. What's the cheapest way for me to move all of my things--mostly books, papers, and clothing, enough to fill a 10-foot U-Haul van? [more inside]
posted by thecolor12 on Nov 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Moving my Mac mindfully.

Moving filter: This iMac needs to get from point A to point B. Which is the safest route? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Sep 30, 2010 - 11 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

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

Moving my screen print studio to Las Vegas for a few days. How?

How do I cheaply get my screen printing setup to Las Vegas? [more inside]
posted by alex_skazat on Jul 27, 2010 - 8 answers

We'll sail 'round the horn, and bring back spices and silk, the likes of which ye have never seen.

Is it OK to store my spices in a shipping container for 2 weeks? [more inside]
posted by King Bee on Jul 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me not have to jump through one more logistical hoop nightmare

What is the safest and cheapest way to ship 4-7 boxes (and possibly an iMac) overseas? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me move a treadmill from online to my basement.

Help me move a treadmill from online to my basement. [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on May 13, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I move to NS?

I'm moving from Edmonton AB to Antigonish NS and need to ship some boxes (clothes, small furniture, etc). What're my options? [more inside]
posted by Miss Mitz on May 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Travel chest needs to cross the ocean at the smallest possible expense!

Moving from Canada to England, need to ship one large trunk as cheaply as possible. Recommendations for companies/methods of doing this would be most appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Planet F on Apr 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Moving across country...to ship, drive, fly...?

Moving from New York City to California....with a cat. I would love some suggestions. Details below. [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Mar 16, 2010 - 15 answers

Vehicle Shipping

Is there anything tricky I should know about shipping a car across the country? [more inside]
posted by Bokononist on Nov 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Not Lady Godiva!

Need to ship clothing from Canada (rural Manitoba) to the UK (Kent) cheaply. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by CdnMathTeacher on Jul 13, 2009 - 2 answers

How do we get our stuff to Germany without breaking the bank?

What's the best option for shipping several boxes of household items from Canada to Germany? [more inside]
posted by freudenschade on Jun 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Moving to Europe but traveling before I settle in. How to deal with luggage?

I’m moving to Sweden from the US at the end of the summer. I’m hoping to spend the month of August kickin’ it around Europe, but I don’t want to bring all of my luggage with me during my trip. Here’s what I’m thinking. [more inside]
posted by hipersons on May 27, 2009 - 8 answers

How to get pugs from point A to point B?

A likely move to Grand Cayman, but how to get my pugs there? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Feb 24, 2009 - 9 answers

What airlines will get me from Phoenix to New York City with three adult cats?

What airlines will get me from Phoenix to New York City with three adult cats? Failing that, can you recommend anyone who does live animal shipment? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Sep 20, 2008 - 8 answers

I really don't want to take it all with me.

What is the most secure and cost effective way to start moving a small number of things to the US from France? [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Aug 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Save my vinyl!

How should I ship my beloved LP collection across the country? [more inside]
posted by pedstel on Aug 9, 2008 - 7 answers

My God, I have a lot of crap.

This is my first real (cross-country) move. What are your best packing/moving strategies that I should adhere to? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Aug 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Moving Grad-Students and their Stuff Across Canada

Moving Grad-Students: Two of us are moving back to Ontario from Edmonton, Alberta. We need to ship ourselves and our stuff. Options include: buy a (cheapish) car/van and drive (we'd sell it upon arrival), one-way van rental (rather expensive?), fly and ship our stuff (Greyhound?). Any wisdom much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by rumbles on Feb 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Should I drive and get the car, or pay to have it shipped?

Should I drive from Austin to Minneapolis to pick up a free car, and then drive it back to Austin spending approximately $380 on hotels and gas, or should I pay $750 to get the car shipped? [more inside]
posted by jeffxl on Dec 25, 2007 - 15 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

Cheap Cross-Continental Shipping for 98 Banker's Boxes?

What's the cheapest way to move a bunch of banker's boxes across the United States? I have 98 sealed banker's boxes full of books, papers, and a few durable household items in New York City and want to move them to San Francisco. What's the cheapest way to do that short of driving them across the country myself? USPS, UPS, Fedex, etc. all want to treat these as 98 parcels, which is prohibitively expensive. I could pay a moving company to do it, but that's also quite expensive -- and it's not like I need that kind of don't-scratch-my-antiques level of care anyway. Isn't there a cheaper way to get 98 uniform, nonfragile boxes across the country?
posted by gum on Aug 1, 2007 - 18 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

A Pilgrimage of High-End Kipple

MovingFilter - Alright, Mefi, one last time. In about 24 hours, we need to load up our car with our worldy possesions and ship the rest for our move cross country. How best to ship about a dozen boxes of a standard size? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Sep 28, 2006 - 17 answers

We've more states to cross than items to ship.

Our furniture's fate hangs in the balance. In one month, we move on a shoestring. our shipment is too small too interest moving firms. Does anyone know how to get four pieces of furniture from Texas to Washington without blowing our budget? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Aug 27, 2006 - 28 answers

Shipping across Canada on the cheap?

I'm moving from Prince George, BC, to London, Ontario, and need to transport a number of boxes. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jul 23, 2006 - 5 answers

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