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inexpensive bicycle immigration?

I'm looking at having a bicycle shipped from Scotland (Glasgow) to America. Has anyone out there had similar good/bad experiences? What's the least expensive way to do it? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on May 6, 2006 - 4 answers

aerosol shipping international physics

I want to send a can of Gruv Glide from Los Angeles to Sweden via air post. Would an aerosol can explode during shipping?
posted by starscream on May 5, 2006 - 6 answers

ship ship ship ship

ShippingFilter: Buying a used MacBook Pro from someone a hundred miles away, advice on shipping and payment. [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on May 1, 2006 - 9 answers

Shipping a computer?

Shipping a desktop pc from Australia to the UK? Air or ship? Which companies? Any tips? [more inside]
posted by Onanist on May 1, 2006 - 2 answers

Where can I get all black, undecorated CDRs?

Where else can I get all black, undecorated CDRs like these (ideally in the UK/Europe)? [more inside]
posted by caek on Apr 22, 2006 - 2 answers

Shipping/Receiving: How-To?

Please tell me everything about shipping and receiving for small business... [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Apr 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Self addressed stamped package?

It's a lot like the concept of a self addressed stamped envelope, except that it is for a package of unknown weight. Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Apr 13, 2006 - 14 answers

Is there a

There are some UK sites I'd like to purchase from but they don't ship here to the States. Anyone know of a workaround that doesn't involve personally knowing someone over there? Something like, but for UK shopping...
posted by teddymac on Apr 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Shipping Fine Art

Let's say I wanted to have some fine art (paintings) shipped professionally. That's museum-style professionalism I'm looking for. Going to NYC, coming from various parts of the country/world. Where they're coming from isn't important - this is entirely made-up, a small part of a budget as part of a hypothetical project. Can you give me any sort of ballpark figures, considering various sizes and various points of origin?
posted by thejoshu on Mar 22, 2006 - 6 answers

should i ship or fly?

Should i ship or fly with my bike to the west coast? [more inside]
posted by fidgets on Mar 20, 2006 - 6 answers

To include or exclude shipping and insurance on quotes

Problems/ethics of excluding shipping and insurance charges on quotes to customers. [more inside]
posted by Jase_B on Mar 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Working at sea.

Working in international shipping (sea-side). How do you get into it? Where do you start? [more inside]
posted by zhivota on Mar 9, 2006 - 10 answers

shipping valuables

My mom left her jewelry behind at my sis's house in VA. What's the best way to get it back to NM? [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Feb 28, 2006 - 13 answers

Arizona to New Zealand move - least expensive?

Question for a friend... She's hoping to move to New Zealand, and wants an inexpensive way to ship her stuff. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Feb 24, 2006 - 14 answers

What is a package shipping method that is convenient to the receiver?

What is a package shipping method that is convenient to the receiver? If the recipient is not at home, he should be able to call and reschedule delivery for a better time. This is for a gift. [more inside]
posted by gearspring on Feb 13, 2006 - 13 answers

PackagingFilter - Desperately seeking specialty packaging.

PackagingFilter - Desperately seeking specialty packaging: Die-cut, corrugated plastic mailers? [more inside]
posted by bkdelong on Feb 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Netflix Shipping Facilities?

I am looking for a site that lists all the Netflix shipping Facilities and their addresses? I think I found this once but cannot find it again? Can someone help, please? [more inside]
posted by reverenddrjice on Feb 5, 2006 - 4 answers

Mail express: Toronto to Buffalo

So, if you were in Toronto tomorrow night, and you had a document that needed to be in Buffalo by Saturday, how would you get it there? [more inside]
posted by DrJohnEvans on Feb 1, 2006 - 24 answers

Online health/beauty shops prepared to ship internationally?

Any suggestions for an online store offering beauty/personal products which will ship internationally? [more inside]
posted by MrC on Jan 12, 2006 - 3 answers

Sorry California

I've got a craving for Turkish pistachios and need to find a way to get some here in South Korea. [more inside]
posted by vagabond on Jan 8, 2006 - 1 answer

Tips or suggestions for shipping a car cross-country?

Tips/suggestions for shipping a car cross-country? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Dec 28, 2005 - 18 answers

Help me get my groovetube on!

I really love this product (it is cool, isn't it?) - but as a Canadian, it seems just out of my grasp as they won't ship it to me. This site also has it, but again, discriminates against Canadians. Does anyone know anywhere else I can get it, either online or in person (I'm in Toronto) or something similar? [more inside]
posted by loquax on Dec 19, 2005 - 11 answers

Amazon Duplicates?

Does anyone else get multiple items shipped by Amazon? Its happened twice now in only ten orders. Two shipments with duplicate books, CD's DVD's. Odd. What?
posted by DickStock on Dec 7, 2005 - 20 answers

whats ships are in the bay

Is there a website that shows what ships are currently in the San Francisco bay? I could have sworn I saw something like it a while back but can't for the life of me figure out where.
posted by zeoslap on Nov 11, 2005 - 4 answers

Inexpensive way to ship boxes cross country?

I have a bunch of boxes I need to ship to my brother-in-law in Virginia and I want to do it as cost-effective as possible. I need advice on cost and methods. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by jazon on Nov 10, 2005 - 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

Need to send supplies to Wilma-affected father

My Dad got spanked by Wilma pretty hard. I rounded up some supplies and want to send them to him. Do any of the major shippers offer help/discounts for p2p hurricane aid? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Oct 26, 2005 - 3 answers

Inexpensive shipping containers?

Where is the least expensive place and/or company/or source in the United States to buy used ocean going shipping containers? [more inside]
posted by DreamStar on Oct 2, 2005 - 1 answer

Suitable international presents

I live in the US and have a niece (about to turn 6) and nephew (a year and a half) in Norway. Every year I have the same dilemma buying Xmas and bday presents for them and I'd love some ideas... [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Sep 21, 2005 - 13 answers

How do I get a shipping container?

Many schemes for making a house out of one or more shipping containers have been proposed, but if I wanted to buy them in small quantities (one or two), how would I go about doing so?
posted by phrontist on Sep 3, 2005 - 17 answers

How long does this ship take?

Is it legal for an internet company to deposit your money before they have actually shipped the product you have ordered? [more inside]
posted by Satapher on Aug 28, 2005 - 9 answers

Can I ship a car?

My car broke down while I was trying to drive it cross-country, and I had to catch a flight and carry on without it. Now the car is in Bloomington, Indiana and I am in New Haven, Connecticut; I would like the car to join me. How should I do this? [more inside]
posted by willbaude on Aug 26, 2005 - 5 answers

finding the cheapest moving service for MA-MD very small load?

I want to ship less than a room's worth of furniture from a home in MA to an apartment in MD. Google turns up a bewildering array of services and the few quotes I've found (phone and email) seem high. Has anyone done something similar? How much did you ship, how far, and how much did you pay? Who did you use? [more inside]
posted by Grod on Aug 21, 2005 - 6 answers

Why are so many shipping magnates Greek?

Why are so many shipping magnates Greek?
posted by jeb on Aug 17, 2005 - 5 answers

Colombia 1, emelenjr 0

Where can I find aguardiente in the states? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Aug 6, 2005 - 4 answers

Shipping Costs for CD?

About how much would it cost to ship a single Audio CD (with case) within the US? [more inside]
posted by Satapher on Aug 1, 2005 - 11 answers

Is shipping insurance worth it?

Does anyone have any personal experience with buying and then having to make a claim against the insurance you can get when shipping through the major carriers, i.e. USPS, UPS. FedEx, DHL? Are any of them better than the others when it comes to making a successful claim? Or is buying it just like pissing money away because they make it so difficult to get paid if something does happen? Any tips, tricks from the community?
posted by crosten on Jul 26, 2005 - 11 answers

Feline Move Post Coast-to-Coast

I am moving from the West Coast to the East Coast and I'm wondering what the best way to move my beloved cat. I was originally going to bring her on my flight as a carry-on, but I'm thinking that the plane ride may be too long in a small pet carrier. There is also the option of checking her in as luggage, but most airlines don't allow this in the summer months (i.e. the time I'm moving). Any suggestions? Shipping is also an option; any suggestions on airline-friendly kennels that can attach water and food? Also, to sedate or not to sedate?
posted by Dante5Inferno on Jul 25, 2005 - 15 answers

Getting a car from A to B

International auto shipping recommendations wanted... [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Jul 25, 2005 - 3 answers

Ebay shipping restriction

I am looking for a way toget around an Ebay seller country restrictrion. Basicly i need an item to be shipped to Canada and the seller will only ship to the United States... I have offered to cover customs fee if any and take care of the shiping details without any succes. what are my options now ? Are there other alternative ? re-mailing services ? PO boxes ? I am sure many people in here have been frustrated before by a similar situation and maybe someone has a better idea than going down there.
posted by selfsck on Jul 18, 2005 - 19 answers

Shipping heavy packages

I'd like to ship somewhat-heavy, somewhat-awkward packages from Toronto to various U.S. addresses, and I've had no luck shipping them via the big name carriers. I know there have to be companies that specialize in door-to-door shipment of heavy packages, but I'm at a loss as to what I should be looking for. [more inside]
posted by deshead on Jul 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Whole blood shipment from North America to Hong Kong

Hello, anyone have experience shipping human blood (for research) from North America to Hong Kong? Who is the best courier to use, best packing method used, problems encountered, etc? [more inside]
posted by strangelove on Jul 6, 2005 - 3 answers

Want auto broker, not broke auto.

AutoBrokerFilter: I'm trying to get hold of a specific make model and year of car (Audi A8 2001). Where I live (West Coast) these cars have v. high mileages, whereas on the East Coast they have low mileages. So... [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Jun 9, 2005 - 4 answers

What's a good way to ship a medium amount of stuff?

What's a good way to ship a medium amount of stuff? For large moves, there are moving companies; for a few items, I can just use the mail, UPS, etc. I have a few small pieces of furniture and a dozen or so boxes of books to ship from Seattle to San Antonio. Any ideas?
posted by iconjack on Jun 6, 2005 - 10 answers

How do I ship my life to the UK?

I will soon be moving permanently from California to the UK. Besides the headaches of visa applications and plane tickets, I have an awful lot of crap I need to ship over. I'm looking for the cheapest, safest way to ship large amounts of clothing, books, etc. overseas. I don't mind if the cheapest option means it will take 3 months to arrive. Any advice on this matter is welcome. [more inside]
posted by circe on Jun 2, 2005 - 12 answers

Cheapest thing on Amazon UK

What is the cheapest thing on Amazon UK? I want to place an order for two CDs, and they come to £18.98 - 2p short of being able to get free shipping. Is there anything I can buy that will cost less than the couple of quid for shipping? I had a look, but most things were on a 4 to 6 weeks basis, and I'd like something on 24 hours (the same as the CDs).
posted by Orange Goblin on May 9, 2005 - 8 answers

Why is there a lengthy wait for new magazine subscriptions to begin?

Why must I "wait 6-8 weeks for delivery" of a new magazine subscription? [more inside]
posted by skyboy on Apr 27, 2005 - 8 answers

How should I ship two vinyl LPs?

I just bought two records as a birthday present for a friend, and I realize that I have no idea how to ship them. The post office doesn't seem to sell anything appropriate, and I asked at Amoeba Records and they didn't know either (they said they typically ship only in large numbers). Does anyone know of a better solution than a 14x14x14 box filled with packing peanuts?
posted by symbebekos on Mar 21, 2005 - 11 answers

NetFlix-esque Envelopes

I want to purchase envelopes similar to the ones NetFlix uses. Where can I get these? [more inside]
posted by amandaudoff on Feb 20, 2005 - 6 answers

Reliable proxy operators who will provide a US address for delivery, and then ship internationally?

I'm considering ordering some relatively expensive gear online from the US, however the suppliers will only ship domestically. Being that I live in Australia, this is a problem. Does anyone know of some reliable proxy operators who will provide a US address for delivery, and then ship internationally? Is this worth the risk/expense?
posted by Thoth on Feb 2, 2005 - 11 answers

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