Problems/ethics of excluding shipping and insurance charges on quotes to customers. [more inside]
posted by Jase_B
on Mar 13, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
PackagingFilter - Desperately seeking specialty packaging: Die-cut, corrugated plastic mailers? [more inside]
posted by bkdelong
on Feb 6, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
Any suggestions for an online store offering beauty/personal products which will ship internationally? [more inside]
posted by MrC
on Jan 12, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by DickStock
on Dec 7, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Why are so many shipping magnates Greek?
posted by jeb
on Aug 17, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by strangelove
on Jul 6, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Why must I "wait 6-8 weeks for delivery" of a new magazine subscription? [more inside]
posted by skyboy
on Apr 27, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
My Mom is selling her house, moving to a new place and given me an ultimatum. She says I have one year to get my crap from her or it is no longer mine. As a result, I need to ship a large, antique, wooden cabinet 2,000+ miles. It probably weighs about 100 lbs. How can this be accomplished for a reasonable cost? What is a reasonable cost for this type of job? How do you protect the piece of furniture during shipping? Are there any companies you have worked with and recommend?
posted by onhazier
on Jan 28, 2005 -
Moving from the US to Brazil- what to bring and how to send it! [more, natch] [more inside]
posted by wallaby
on Jan 15, 2005 -
Is there an easy way to pull out the shipping information from eBay? It seems that that's the way a lot of people buffer their low prices... Their shipping costs $10 for shipping that really costs $3.65 at the Post Office.
posted by ajpresto
on Jan 8, 2005 -
I have the opportunity to acquire some nice furniture from my folks, stuff I'd (as a student) could never afford. I don't know how to drive, nor do I have friends who would help with this. I'm looking for people who shipped things like 45lbs office chairs and large wooden desks to recommend a freight carrier that will pick up in boston and drop off in baltimore. Or even suggest a moving company. Basically, I know what to look for, I just want anecdotes and recommendations on the best (read: cheapest, I can wait a week so long as it gets here cheap) way to do this. As far as budget goes, I'd like to not spend more than $200 and if I can do it for $100 I'll be ecstatic.
posted by Grod
on Dec 27, 2004 -
(E)URO-COMMERCE filter - i run a mail order business and web site and entertain fantasies of doing the same in europe. does anyone have any knowledge of the shipping/postage/tax/duties situation for inter-european shipping? are there examples of companies who serve europe the way small e-tailers are able to server the whole US via UPS or thhe US mail?
posted by subpixel
on Dec 9, 2004 -
Looking for examples of interesting non jewel case or digipack packaging ideas for CDs. If you've seen something special, please share.
Links to photos will be much appreciated.
posted by davebush
on Nov 23, 2004 -
I'm looking for a good, reliable on-line store for Australian DVDs that ships worldwide. I hear that ExyDVD is one of the largest sites, is it good? Any ideas about shipping prices to Europe? Thanks. [more inside]
posted by matteo
on Oct 14, 2004 -
Are there any precautions I should take when shipping a hard drive in regards to packing? I've heard that it's important to have a certain amount of padding around it, but I don't know what would be best.
posted by mindless progress
on Oct 13, 2004 -