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Shipping stuff from the USA

Postby bogdang » Mon, 13 Oct 2008 7:38 am

Hey all,
Anybody shipped parcels from the USA?
I'm looking for the cheapest option for my reloation(sea??).
Any company you can recommend?

Thank you,
Bogdan

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Postby Flyjet1 » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 3:28 pm

If you dont have super large volume (more than 15 cases), you may consider using air freight via DHL. Use their economic jumbo boxes. Well, if you need more than 15 jumbo boxes, go for sea freight which is much mucher.

Do consider what you need, really need, and not wants in shipping from US to SG.
free time? do something!!

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Postby cavalier » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 7:57 pm

If anyone is interested, DHL charges US$175 plus a surcharge (don't know how much) to ship a box up to 55lbs from US to Singapore.

Can anyone tell me how much using a shipping container costs?
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Postby sierra2469alpha » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 8:14 pm

A judicious use of a search engine named Google revealed this as I did your research for you.. :roll:

https://www.acorninternet.com/Secure_Clients/www.quickcalleronline.com/referral_request_form.htm

Next time, try it yourself..it's easier than you typing the same request twice, and it's certainly easier than replying to the same questions time and again. We're here to help, not to do your work for you.

Cheers, P.

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Postby cavalier » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 9:52 pm

Wow, not sure where the attitude is coming from. I don't really see why I pissed you off.

Here are some eye rolls for you: :roll: :roll: :roll:

uff...

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Postby cavalier » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 9:59 pm

And I don't understand your comment about typing the same request twice...

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:00 pm

[quote="cavalier"]Wow, not sure where the attitude is coming from. I don't really see why I pissed you off../quote]

No, you didn't wee me off (hush with the language - this forum has minors around!) - I suggested that I had answered your question by using Google for 60 seconds. That's not attitude. It's called doing some research yourself before asking a question that one of the many many helpful people here do on our own time, free of charge.

Now, once again - go to Google, and type "shipping container costs us singapore".

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Postby cavalier » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:07 pm

Actually, it didn't sound like a suggestion to me. It came across as hostile. And I didn't want a quote. I wanted to hear from someone who has done it recently.

Yes, there are a lot of helpful people here. But I don't see why it is up to you to tell people what questions they should or shouldn't ask.

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Postby boffenl » Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:16 am

We shipped a half container here last year. We packed it ourselves (o.k., my husband packed it) and it arrived about a month later. It was expensive--$4,000 ++. But I can't tell you how glad I was to see my stuff when it arrived.

I did call local moving companies in Indiana before I moved, and wish I had used one of them to do it. Do it yourself transatlantic shipping is not fun or easy. It would have been worth the extra $1,000 not to have to go down to the pier and pay the guys to off load my container. Plus finding someone to move it from the container to our HDB was a freaking nightmare.

Just call some of your local moving guys who offer international moving and have them give you a quote. You might be surprised! Good luck.

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Postby cavalier » Fri, 24 Oct 2008 1:21 pm

Thanks for the information, boffenl. It sounds like hiring a Moving Company is worth the extra dollars.

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Postby boffenl » Fri, 24 Oct 2008 2:24 pm

Good luck Cavalier! PM me if you have any issues with a Moving Company or need info on the Singapore port.

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Postby smsnicholas » Sat, 25 Oct 2008 12:11 pm

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Rude people suck

Postby Capex101 » Sat, 01 Nov 2008 12:27 am

Cavalier,

I remember your posts re shipping pets. Hope that is all going well for you.

Yes - some on this site seem to have an attitude. Two in particular - one more rude than the other. Not sure their issue - of course many of these posts can be answered from Google - but that is no match for speaking with someone that has actually done it.

So, to the rude folks, ease up a bit. Moving to Singapore is a pretty big deal for most of us - and your attitudes are of no help to anyone.

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Postby Hannieroo » Thu, 19 Sep 2013 5:18 pm

I love the Internet. People bother to sign up to give advice on 5 year old threads. That is just so kind.

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