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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

Why won't you just leave the package?

We're getting increasingly frustrated with the UPS driver refusing to leave our (no signature required) packages at our front door. Would a small sign help? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Nov 12, 2013 - 20 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

Need help easily mailing 100 DVDs overseas

I need to ship almost 100 DVDs, many going overseas. How do I do this the easiest way possible? I know I have to fill out customs forms, determine postage to each country, etc. but is there an easy way to do this online? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Dec 11, 2012 - 3 answers

all those 2-day Prime deliveries add up...

I was watching a TV show about UPS' Worldport facility, and there are a lot of shots of Amazon boxes! So I got curious: what percentage of UPS' business (by revenue, number of items, weight, whatever) comes from Amazon? [more inside]
posted by roast beef on Dec 19, 2011 - 5 answers

You've got Brown!

Is there any difference between UPS Basic and UPS Mail Innovations? [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Dec 19, 2011 - 1 answer

Who owes me a box of cookies?

What can I do about a lost UPS package? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Nov 17, 2011 - 15 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

How to get UPS to deliver again

UPS has decided to stop delivering without a signature after a package went missing. Now what should I do? [more inside]
posted by runnergirl on Sep 21, 2011 - 10 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 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 do I get more info from US Customs about a stopped package?

UPS says that US Customs has stopped a package being sent to me from Hong Kong and it is going to be destroyed, but they won't tell me how to contact Customs directly. Is something fishy going on here? [more inside]
posted by Menthol on Apr 20, 2010 - 12 answers

scared shipless

i need to ship a bunch of family photos across the country, but i'd be devastated if they got lost by UPS or the post office. what can i do to help ensure that my priceless memories reach their destination?
posted by phoeniciansailor on Jan 2, 2010 - 12 answers

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

Yet Another Empty Box for Christmas

What more can I do to maximize my chances of recompense with regards to an eee pc stolen during shipment from Newegg via UPS? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Jan 4, 2008 - 17 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

WTF is the 5-0 on UPS SDP, RSVP?

A company was able to send us (domestic U.S.) a board game by something called "UPS Ground S.D.P." Black label, all handwritten, no billing details on the label, and a tracking number like "K58375718" which is absolutely untrackable on the ups.com website. What is this? How come almost everyone else (and myself) uses the large UPS shipping labels and 1Zxxxxx tracking numbers but they don't?
posted by zek on Sep 8, 2006 - 7 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

Tracking UPS Packages in Excel?

Is there a way to import UPS tracking information into an MS Excel document? [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop on May 29, 2006 - 6 answers

Better option then UPS?

Has anyone here looked into the best priced shipping options at their work? Our office seems to ship nearly 85% UPS and I was wondering if anyone has opted for another carrier that was as reliable and was cheaper?
posted by keep it tight on Nov 7, 2005 - 11 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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