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Old 08-25-2011, 08:11 PM
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I need to send some documents from Athens Ga to Tortola BVI. Does it really cost $50 or am I plugging in the info for the shipping quote wrong?
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:17 PM
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$50 is in the ball park. It cost me $163.00 to send one gauge to Tortola overnight last month.
Do use Fed Ex.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:22 PM
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It really costs. Also check with the post office. There is a flat rate small box for documents (4-lbs max) that is $15 but takes a week to arrive.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:42 PM
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Costs and documentation to send anything down there is a PITA. FedEx is the only RELIABLE service when you absolutely want your stuff to get there as agreed.
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I shipped hundreds of boat parts all over the world, in some cases to very remote areas for 5 years. DHL was outstanding in making it happen for a lot less money.

FYI I have both a Fed X and DHL account. The USPS is a joke.
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Only use USPS if you don't really need it to get there.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:36 AM
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How much should standard economical shipping cost for 2 documents on Fed Ex?
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I don't know what the value is of what the documents are for is but why get pissy over $50. If it is that big a deal then whatever you are documenting cannot be that valuable or important.
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Originally Posted by charlie100348 View Post
I don't know what the value is of what the documents are for is but why get pissy over $50. If it is that big a deal then whatever you are documenting cannot be that valuable or important.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:10 AM
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I don't have much experience shipping stuff there..... ever heard of trying to save a little money??? If one is quoting $100 and it really cost about $50 wouldn't you use the cheaper route? It's not valuable but it's important that it gets from point A to B.
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Originally Posted by Dillard88 View Post
I don't have much experience shipping stuff there..... ever heard of trying to save a little money??? If one is quoting $100 and it really cost about $50 wouldn't you use the cheaper route? It's not valuable but it's important that it gets from point A to B.
You just repeated the answer yourself. "I don't have much experience shipping stuff" Take it from the folks that have already answered your question. Don't go cheap!!!!! unless you don't care if it gets there.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:21 AM
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Yes, very expensive to send any document overseas. I will third or fourth the others, pay to use FEDEX.
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Can't you go to the airport and ship through the airlines?
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:44 AM
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I despise FedEx, especially for envelopes and small packages. They leave them on the ground, leaning on the mailbox post, for dogs to pee on, garbagemen to remove or kids to play with, instead of driving it up to the house and leaving it on the porch. Even my USPS mailman brings stuff to the house if it doesn't fit in the curbside box. UPS usually brings it to the porch, but the last time, in the rain, just put the box in a plastic bag and left it on the ground at the mailbox (and marked it "left on porch.").
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
You just repeated the answer yourself. "I don't have much experience shipping stuff" Take it from the folks that have already answered your question. Don't go cheap!!!!! unless you don't care if it gets there.
That's all I wanted to know. That's why I come to THT for some answers. Instead I get beat down for inquiring how much something might cost..... Never was I bitching about spending $50 on sending a letter rather making sure this is what it cost...
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