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
), 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How to go about buying furniture in Bali (Indonesia) and getting it to Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
posted by vidur
on Nov 6, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What is the best way to ship an iPhone from the US to China? [more inside]
posted by jef
on Jul 26, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
Have you ever shipped a car to Hawaii? From Long Beach. Boating advice requested. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom
on Jun 24, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -