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Advice on avoiding customs charges when shipping personal property to myself (US->UK)?

I'd like to have my brother ship an item I bought in the US to me (I'm in the UK.) I'd also like not to have to hand over my first born child to UK Customs. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by -1 on Oct 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Where can I buy boxes in the Netherlands?

I'm having great difficulty finding a supplier of boxes and packing materials in the Netherlands that doesn't require buying in bulk [more inside]
posted by MentokTheMindToker on Oct 16, 2008 - 1 answer

Shipping packages to a hotel?

I will be traveling to the US soon, and would like to be able to buy some stuff online and have it shipped to my hotel room. Do hotels allow this? [more inside]
posted by destrius on Oct 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Information on Shipping Large Items & the Best Rates

I have a few large items that i would like to sell on eBay however the shipping charges are way to high, this is not due to weight but due to dimensional size. ie. 30" x 30" x 26" high or another item is a pair of speakers which are approx 50 lbs each and 20" x 24" x 34". The cost of shipping these items makes it impossible to sell them on eBay and get what they are worth. I hope some of you savvy sellers and shippers can help me out with this problem, i have many vintage items that are large and too expensive to ship via UPS, FedEx or Dhl. Thanks
posted by Audio Lover on Oct 14, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I get my blade home?

Long time listener, first time caller: Any globetrotting rowers or shipping pros out there? I need to transport a rowing oar overseas, and I don't want it damaged. I'm planning to check it on my flight as 'sports equipment', but any advice or alternate suggestions are welcome. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by iona on Oct 8, 2008 - 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

Need help with international shipping

Information on International shipping (US to India)? [more inside]
posted by rathikd on Aug 31, 2008 - 4 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

How does my iMac join me on holiday?

How do I take my 20" iMac with me on holiday? [more inside]
posted by Turtles all the way down on Jul 29, 2008 - 19 answers

How to get a bike from California to Toronto

I'm in Toronto. A bike I want is in Berkeley, CA. I do not know the seller and he refuses to ship (anywhere). I have a relative in Fresno who does not drive but if the bike can get to him, he can ship it to me. Is there a service or something that I can pay to either ship the bike to me or deliver it to my relative? Ridiculous details inside. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jul 28, 2008 - 13 answers

how to make cake in a jar

how safe are cakes baked in mason jars? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses?

Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jun 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Shipping computers across the Canada & U.S.A. border

I'm in Canada, and I need to send some computers to our office in the U.S.A. (Vermont, to be more specific). Will the hardware be inspected by customs or other security as it crosses the border? [more inside]
posted by danwalker on Jun 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Will it make it intact?

I have a 42-inch LCD TV in its original box that needs to make its way cross-country. Can we just drop it off at FedEx/UPS, or does prudence and shipping policy require us to find a larger exterior box with more cushioning?
posted by QuantumMeruit on Jun 24, 2008 - 13 answers

ship from France to US?

Any up-to-date advice about less expensive (not cheap, of course) ways to ship about 100-150 lb of personal belongings from France to the US? I don't need fast delivery, just reliable and not break-the-bank.
posted by cogneuro on Jun 13, 2008 - 7 answers

There's got to be an easier way...

Is there an easy and relatively inexpensive way to ship a pallet of furniture and household goods halfway across the country? [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Jun 4, 2008 - 9 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

Amazon and eBay best practices?

I need advice for selling my used stuff online via eBay and Amazon--more specifically, the shipping and order management part of it. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 11, 2008 - 7 answers

help bring my books home!

how can I ship my books from the UK to North America without spending a fortune? [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Apr 3, 2008 - 6 answers

I don't live there, give me my package!

The post office, Google Earth, and all other mapping systems are wrong about my address. Help! [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Apr 2, 2008 - 14 answers

How to Ship Liquor?

I'm currently in Tenn. a thousand or so miles from home. I am looking to ship several bottles of whisky back to my home state of Washington, as I have to fly to Canada before heading back home. Can anyone recommend a decent way of doing this, accepting that most delivery services (FedEx, UPS, USPS) do not allow this activity unless I'm a licensed vendor? Thanks!
posted by AccidentalHedonist on Apr 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Would you like VAT with that?

Is VAT calculated based on the billing or shipping address of an EU customer? [more inside]
posted by subpixel on Mar 12, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I transport an animal out of BC and into AK?

I want to get a dog from Topley, BC to Juneau, AK. The papers are all taken care of but transportation is a big problem. Is there any way to fly a dog out of small town BC? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Mar 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Getting the scoot from there to here without driving it.

What's the best way to ship a scooter from Ohio to Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by o0dano0o on Mar 4, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I get a copy of Carmody's "The Stone Key" outside Australia?

How can I get a copy of Isobelle Carmody's "The Stone Key"? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Feb 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Where do I look to find information on rail cargo rates and services?

Where to start looking for rail cargo rates? I need to move about a shipping container worth of stuff from one side of the USA to the other. (DC to Fan Francisco). I have been told several times that rail is the cheapest, but I can't find much information about how to do it.
posted by Nothing on Feb 16, 2008 - 6 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

How much for a container full of Essien jerseys?

How much would I pay for a 20' shipping container from Tema, Ghana to New York? I know there are a lot of variables that will affect the answer, so I'm looking for a very rough estimate or range. Any information as to what variables are likely to affect the cost significantly would be so very helpful. Thank you!
posted by boots on Jan 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Incorporate shipping in product price, or not?

I am soon opening a store selling backyard items, and wonder what would be best to do for shipping charges. Should I incorporate the shipping into the item price, or not? [more inside]
posted by adriana on Jan 28, 2008 - 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 do avoid paying customs twice on a shipment?

How do I avoid paying customs on a package I'm shipping back home? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jan 26, 2008 - 7 answers

How to ship furniture

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

Can I ship a Wii through the diplomatic pouch if it gets radiated?

Is it safe to ship electronics through the US diplomatic pouch? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jan 19, 2008 - 14 answers

Online quest for Ushuaia vanilla shower gel!

Awesome, supermarket-available, vanilla-scented shower gel from France - bought online and shipped to Latvia? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jan 6, 2008 - 3 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

wine shipping for dummies

Please provide recommendations for companies to move my wine collection from Seattle to San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Dec 31, 2007 - 5 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

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

Shipping home my luggage from Nepal.

I'm in Kathmandu, Nepal for the week, and I have a big, very heavy suitcase that I really don't want to drag around on the rest of my trip. Any advice on shipping it home to the USA?
posted by Hollow on Dec 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Lost in Orlando

I have a relative who will be in Orlando from december 8 to 18. I'd like to order some (photo) products online and have them sent to a safe/reliable address where he can pick them up. Many places, like B&H, will not ship to a hotel. Is there any way around this? I don't know anyone in the city.
posted by ig on Dec 3, 2007 - 9 answers

クリスマスプレゼント!

Help me come up with some unique Christmas pressies to send to my business contacts in Europe... from Japan. [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Dec 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Package forwarding?

Package Forwarding Filter: I'm looking to have a package forwarded from the US (I'm in Canada) and I'm trying to determine which package forwarding service I should use (or if I should use one at all). [more inside]
posted by johnsmith415 on Nov 24, 2007 - 3 answers

How to get a sofa from Arizona to Toronto when seller won't ship?

I'm in Toronto, Canada. A sofa set I want is in Arizona. The seller of the sofa set won't ship anywhere. I cannot fly out and get the sofa. How can I get the sofa? That is, is there someone or a service I can hire in Arizona to go get the sofa, package it up, and ship it to me? The pieces come apart (legs, back, arms) very easily (no tools) and all could ship relatively flat. Suggestions?
posted by dobbs on Nov 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Shipping boxes UK to US

My husband and I are moving some things from a small, provincial town in the UK to a small, provincial city in the US. [more inside]
posted by jb on Nov 16, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me stop UPS from destroying my wife's artwork!

My wife recently sold an art piece and is having trouble figuring out how to ship it. It's four rectangular panels with dried leaves sticking out perpendicular in narrow rows. The leaves, while fairly sturdy, are thin enough that they need to be suspended without anything touching the tops of them to prevent them from being smashed. Pictures are here and here and here. Each of the four panels is 4"x24" with the leaves about 4" high. The border of each panel is 1/4" deep and 1/8" wide. We've considered carving out styrofoam, but the narrowness of the border dissallows that. The only solution we've been able to come up with is to wood-glue some more of the panel material into slots for the panels to slide into, but we're not sure if that is the best option here. Any ideas, websites, suggestions or insights would be very, very much appreciated!
posted by phixed on Nov 2, 2007 - 27 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

What's the best way to ship a 42" plasma TV?

How do I ship a 42 inch flat panel TV for repair without getting hosed on shipping rates or service? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Sep 23, 2007 - 6 answers

What is the best way to ship something from the Internet to Asia?

I would like to ship a gift from North America to Southeast Asia. Shipping costs from Amazon are very high - >= the cost of the item (a hardcover book). Would it be best to ship from Amazon, buy it locally and ship from here, or find an online retailer in Southeast Asia that stocks the item I'm looking for (would need suggestions here as well!)? I need 3-4 weeks shipping time max. Also, would I generally need to worry about customs if I ship this as a gift?
posted by mebibyte on Sep 3, 2007 - 9 answers

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