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Historical ephemera... worth keeping?!

I'm cleaning out my storage, and wanted to find out whether two objects are worth keeping / selling: A nautical insurance policy from Sept. 21, 1802 (front, back), and a B&W photograph, on a 14"x20" piece of Kodak paper, of Mt. Saint Helens erupting, photographer unknown (photo). More details inside. [more inside]
posted by markkraft on Dec 26, 2011 - 5 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

Burned once more by my online shopping habit

I bought some clothes online from a store based in the UK, shipped to the US. Is this surprise customs/duty/shipping charge normal? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Dec 22, 2011 - 15 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

Importing a bulky, expensive thing to the US from Canada

Seller is in Alberta, buyer (me) is in Pennsylvania. The item is $1,600 US and ships in a big crate... how do I do this correctly? [more inside]
posted by tss on Dec 6, 2011 - 1 answer

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

Getting a Tiltpod in Europe

Is there anyone who will ship a Tiltpod to a European customer for a sane cost? [more inside]
posted by caek on Nov 29, 2011 - 2 answers

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

Not the rat-a-tat-tat kind.

How can I order a gat (a hat worn by ancient Korean scholars) and get it shipped to England? I'm in the US. I'm looking to spend under $50 total. It doesn't have to be of the highest quality - it's a bit of a gag gift.
posted by ignignokt on Nov 9, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I ship an iPad to Cambodia?

What's the best way to deliver an iPad from Vancouver to Cambodia? [more inside]
posted by kaefer on Nov 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Furniture Shopping in Bali and Shipping to Sydney

How to go about buying furniture in Bali (Indonesia) and getting it to Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Nov 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Have I been given the wong (tracking) number here ?

I've ordered a dress on behalf of the wife and it is being made and shipped from the Ukraine. They have given us a tracking number, but I suspect it is an incorrect one: The number supplied starts with RA, then has 9 digits and ends with UA. I've looked at the USPS Track & Confirm page and there is no RA suffix, only RE - and they always end in US, not UA So have I been given bogus info ?
posted by Webbster on Oct 14, 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

Smarter way to consolidate a big international Amazon shipment?

Smartest way to consolidate a large international order from Amazon.com? A big enough order to get free shipping within the US, and of mostly small and light items from multiple vendors, but international shipping will add several hundred to the cost. This is to Singapore, but the Singapore service (Vpost.com.sg) is frankly lousy, and I'd like an alternative.
posted by viggorlijah on Oct 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Best thank-you favor?

My company sells a premium nutritional supplement product targeted to middle-aged women via our web site. I would like to include a "thank you favor" in the box when it is shipped to the customer. Please recommend what you think would work here! [more inside]
posted by blargerz on Oct 5, 2011 - 13 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

Amazon Backorder Dilemma

I ordered this item from Amazon.com last month and when I ordered it, I noticed that the shipping date was September 28-October 29. That seemed a little weird so I contact Amazon and the rep just confused me more. Do you know the inner workings of Amazon? Can you explain this to me? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Sep 22, 2011 - 12 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

How can I ship a birthday cake from Toronto to Los Angeles?

How can I wrap up a birthday cake to send it from Toronto to my son in Los Angeles by UPS/Fedex? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Sep 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for a Service to duplicate and ship 100+ 500GB USB drives a month

Looking for a Service to duplicate and ship 100+ 500GB USB drives a month [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Sep 12, 2011 - 5 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

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

Hawaiian License Plates in NY‽

I just got back from a 500 mile road trip on the New York Thruway. Spotted three cars with Hawaiian license plates. I have never seen one before. Obviously, they didn't drive to the mainland. Two were older cars, mid-ninety's econoboxes, one a big SUV. About how much would it cost to ship a car from the islands, or did they just bring their plates and buy a car locally?
posted by Marky on Aug 20, 2011 - 13 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

Help with shipping to Brazil?

I need to ship a package from the US to Brazil about once a quarter. I want a way that will guarantee it arrives. The package is not especially large (up to shoe-box size), heavy, delicate or cumbersome, and there is no time requirement. Anyone with experience shipping to Brazil? [more inside]
posted by LittleFuzzy on Aug 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Help my SO reunite with his stuff.

Boyfriend is biking down the West coast. His suitcase is in Montreal. It needs to get to LA by the end of August, before we leave for an extended trip to Australia. We don't know anyone in LA to whom we can ship the suitcase. Help? [more inside]
posted by OLechat on Jul 29, 2011 - 8 answers

How does international shipping work?

I'd like to learn a lot more about shipping things. For instance, manufactured goods from China to the US. What is the process? How is the freight billed? How do you take possession of the goods once they arrive? Who insures the freight being shipped? Is there a good reference for this kind of thing that doesn't pre-suppose familiarity?
posted by mulligan on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Slow boat from China

I have a a couple questions about your experience with freight forwarders. In particular, shipping containers via ocean from China. [more inside]
posted by PSB on Jul 28, 2011 - 2 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

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

Help Link the Wonderdog Take His First Solo Cross-Country Trip.

How can I affordably and safely transport my large dog 1,200 miles, when I am not traveling with him? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Jun 25, 2011 - 10 answers

LA to Hawai'i. Vroom, Vroom, Splash.

Have you ever shipped a car to Hawaii? From Long Beach. Boating advice requested. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Jun 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Shipping for a framed, fragile photo?

How do you ship a framed picture? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on Jun 7, 2011 - 11 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

What do you mean? This stuff doesn't ship itself?

Opening an online store shipping physical products. You've been there, done that. What tips, tricks, and advice have you learned about handling the actual order/shipping workflow that you wish you knew starting out? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Jun 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Not lazy, just milling.

What's the cheapest way (speed not an issue) to ship a 2400lb milling machine, roughly 5'x5'x8', 700miles from Albuquerque, NM to Austin, TX? [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on May 31, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I return my stuff?

I ordered a product that can be damaged by heat. The company I ordered it from shipped it from Arizona, and as I just found out, did not include an ice pack with it. It's been in Arizona, where temps are over 100 for two days so far according to the tracking information. I'm thinking of returning it. Is this unnecessary?
posted by long haired child on May 28, 2011 - 7 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

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

How do I ship Iodine tablets from the UK to Japan?

How do I ship Iodine tablets from the UK to Japan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Shipping clothes from Canada to USA: what does the Certificate of Disinfection entail, where do I get it?

I have 2 large boxes of used clothing/shoes to ship to the US soon, and the post office employee told me the volume of items would definitely not pass the border unless I have a Certificate of Disinfection. Unfortunately, this document seems non-existent. There is NO information in Google, answers are always something along the lines of, "Ship it in several smaller boxes!" or "Don't say it's clothing!" which are avoiding the point: I am trying to do this by the book (legally). Does anyone have experience with this particularly evasive document, or parameters that would let Customs determine the packages are okay? Or another way I could *legally* ship the clothing to the US? [more inside]
posted by Geethebluesky on Mar 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Things you should have learned in 4th Grade

We want to send some balloons overnight via Fed Ex to our boss. Will he open a box of deflated, sad balloons and promptly fire me? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Mar 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Cheapest way to ship jewelry from India to US (Jaipur to Boston)?

Cheapest way to ship jewelry from India to the US (Jaipur to Boston)? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Feb 1, 2011 - 1 answer

The best online bookstores for new and/or used books that accept PayPal?

The best online bookstores for new and/or used books that accept PayPal? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jan 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Is my package lost at sea?

I ordered something from an Etsy seller located in London on November 15th, and I still haven't received it. Seller claims she shipped it in November and blames the crazy snow in London on the delay. So, my brothers and sisters on the other side of the pond, is it true? Have you had the blizzard of the century, or what? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jan 12, 2011 - 40 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

How to correct this half.com shipping error without getting screwed?

I was selling off old textbooks on Half.com and mistakenly sent a book that was about twice the selling value. How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by ayerarcturus on Jan 2, 2011 - 8 answers

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