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Shipping Boxes to Singapore

Post by jolonicc » Sun, 19 Apr 2009 10:51 pm

My wife and I are moving to Singapore in the next month so we have been looking at getting some items sent out there. We dont feel that brining our Ikea furniture around the world is worth the cost or expense so we are just going to store it here in the US to have when we get back.

I just want to ship 4-5 boxes full of personal items to Singapore, ie, clothes, bedding, computer pictures. It has become appearent that the best way to do it is to just bring them all on the plane with us.

here are the answers i got from shippers/movers

ups= we dont ship personal items to singapore. (no joke, i couldnt believe my ears when this fool said this on the phone.)

fedex=400 a box was the quote I got

Allied=dont bother us if you are not shipping furniture.




I guess I just need a suggestion on who has the best shipping internationally when not sending large quantities or furniture.

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Post by moto » Sun, 19 Apr 2009 11:05 pm

hi...

sundaymorningstable (aka SMS) has compiled very useful links, including those for moving/storage: http://www.keynote-engineers.net/useful_links.html

i personally used asian tigers kcdat for my move-in and i only had 8 cubic meters of stuff. i understand from a colleague that they also have affiliates in the US...

regards,

moto

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Post by AliciaCC » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 3:00 am

HI, I am moving from US to Singapore this May. Could you please let me know how did you solve this problems? and the what are the sizes of your boxes?? thanks!

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 9:48 am

You will find that it is generally cheaper to pay excess baggage charges to an airline while traveling to bring over clothes and such than using a shipper.

It makes no sense to ship computers unless your company is paying for it... the charges are high.

Use the post office and send smaller boxes the slow way to spend the least money on a shipment.

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Post by jolonicc » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 1:21 pm

Yes, it seems the best way to get all of our clothing to Singapore will be the excess baggage method. A cooworker suggested that I take all my computer components out of the casing, and just purchase a new one in Sing.

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Re: Shipping Boxes to Singapore

Post by jolonicc » Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:41 pm

imrankassim wrote:
jolonicc wrote:My wife and I are moving to Singapore in the next month so we have been looking at getting some items sent out there. We dont feel that brining our Ikea furniture around the world is worth the cost or expense so we are just going to store it here in the US to have when we get back.

I just want to ship 4-5 boxes full of personal items to Singapore, ie, clothes, bedding, computer pictures. It has become appearent that the best way to do it is to just bring them all on the plane with us.

here are the answers i got from shippers/movers

ups= we dont ship personal items to singapore. (no joke, i couldnt believe my ears when this fool said this on the phone.)

fedex=400 a box was the quote I got

Allied=dont bother us if you are not shipping furniture.




I guess I just need a suggestion on who has the best shipping internationally when not sending large quantities or furniture.
Hi mate, we regularly ship personal effects shipments both in and out of Singapore and you'll be surprised, sometimes it works out cheaper and you'll avoid the hassle of having to collect the items directly from the terminal upon arrival. Drop me an email at [email protected] and i'll provide you with a door to door quote. Personal effects shipments are tax-free.

Thanks

Imran

even from the US?

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