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Old 04-09-2019, 04:20 AM
 
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It took 7-10 days for stuff to arrive. You won’t get the 2 day shipping, but it wasn’t bad.
If you fish, I think DLG is arguably the best fishing in the state. Opportunities are there for the best fishing in the world possibly.
I don't fish yet but I am hoping to make some friends that do lol and don't mind teaching me how. I'm not exactly a couch potato or anything but I could be in denile
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Well I just tried to mail a box of diapers... And if I put the word box anywhere in there it red flags it. I am going to check with the post office... Maybe it goes in a different way or something.

Getting ready for this move has been really hard. We have kids and I'm kind of old to be trying to change my life style to much. I'm excited and nervous lol.
Then try POB 123, instead of box 123.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Our post office here in Wasilla has us do it this way:
Name
401 N. Main Street
#xxxx
Wasilla, AK 99654


Normally my address is

Name
P.O. Box 87xxxx
Wasilla, AK 99687


It works for FedEx and UPS. It takes an extra day or so for the Post Office to get the package to us though.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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I'd second AKstaffords way.

I just use numbers on the second address line and omit the word box and p.o. box. Usually works.

You can always do general delivery to the post off for first 30 days I believe until you get it figured out. Just put general delivery on it and they will hold it at the post office for you for up to 30 days. This only works for USPS, not fed ex or UPS.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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Thanks guys for the help. It definitely makes sense why our address has both a physical location and a po box. Can you ship TVs there? We just sold ours because we were afraid it would break on the barge anyway? Maybe we won't need one lol. I am excited about moving to this place.
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:27 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Thanks guys for the help. It definitely makes sense why our address has both a physical location and a po box. Can you ship TVs there? We just sold ours because we were afraid it would break on the barge anyway? Maybe we won't need one lol. I am excited about moving to this place.
Also agree with addressing things as suggested (lived in an even tinier town than Dillingham for decades) through the PO but check with them. Also check with the local air taxis that serve the airport. They can give you more ideas for work-arounds for larger freight (UPS, FEDEX). You could order the tv from a place in Anchorage and take delivery at an airport freight forwarder or Alaska Airlines. You'll eventually decide which products are worth trying to ship to yourself from outside and which are not...putting up with the limited choices you can get in town.

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Old 04-09-2019, 01:48 PM
 
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Also agree with addressing things as suggested (lived in an even tinier town than Dillingham for decades) through the PO. Also check with the local air taxis that serve the airport. They can give you more ideas for work-arounds for larger freight. You could order the tv from a place in Anchorage and take delivery at an airport freight forwarder or Alaska Airlines. You'll eventually discover which products are worth trying to ship to yourself from outside and which are not...putting up with the limited choices you can buy in town.
As far as I can tell
... Amazon will let me order a 50 inch TV and send it to Dillingham... Looks like it only takes a week... I still haven't had a chance to call the post office yet. I don't want it to be undeliverable or broken.maybe we don't need one lol. Maybe I'll just get something and ship it on the barge. We are not barging a lot of stuff. Basically just our beds and kitchen stuff and dry food stuff. We have basically enjoyed getting rid of all the things that we have accumulated over the years.

I know I can probably Google air taxi's but what is that? Is it for people or just for shipping stuff
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:02 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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As far as I can tell
... Amazon will let me order a 50 inch TV and send it to Dillingham... Looks like it only takes a week... I still haven't had a chance to call the post office yet. I don't want it to be undeliverable or broken.maybe we don't need one lol. Maybe I'll just get something and ship it on the barge. We are not barging a lot of stuff. Basically just our beds and kitchen stuff and dry food stuff. We have basically enjoyed getting rid of all the things that we have accumulated over the years.

I know I can probably Google air taxi's but what is that? Is it for people or just for shipping stuff
Oh sorry! An "air taxi" is a regional area flying service. They use smaller lower elevation prop aircraft and usually provide "seat fare" passenger service as well as freight; often including the local USPO contract and freight forwarding for FedEx and UPS. Scheduled flights, simple point-to-point transport, charters, hunting, fishing and camping dropoff services and flightseeing during the tourist season. More frequent and flexible than the jets (Alaska Air, Ravn, etc.) I don't know Dillingham's providers. Co-workers, neighbors, and local businesses will know. One example I found pretty quickly: http://bayair-alaska.com/newsite/WP/

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Old 04-09-2019, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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Sometimes Amazon will say it will deliver to your address, even when it's in your cart, right up until you checkout, which it then informs you that it can not be shipped to you after all.

A 50 inch TV would definitely be on the bigger end of things being able to be shipped for free up via prime here, I'd be surprised if it actually shipped.

But I've order some pretty large items off Amazon so you never know. It's hit or miss and really comes down to the vendor. Sometimes you can find a vendor who will ship you a literal couch, only to be denied free shipping on something small and silly like a bottle jack for example.

This is all from road access experience, not a Bush hub so YMMV.
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:24 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Sometimes Amazon will say it will deliver to your address, even when it's in your cart, right up until you checkout, which it then informs you that it can not be shipped to you after all.

But I've order some pretty large items off Amazon so you never know. It's hit or miss and really comes down to the vendor. Sometimes you can find a vendor who will ship you a literal couch, only to be denied free shipping on something small and silly like a bottle jack for example.
This is definitely true! Happens all the time. Sometimes I can finish the actual purchase without a problem but then receive an annoyingly chipper but apologetic little email message afterward telling me the product can't be shipped to my location. You'll also see it when shopping the big box websites like Home Depot, Target, Costco, Best Buy, Lowes, Walmart, etc. If you shop those national chains it helps to select an AK store location right up front. The available product choices drop dramatically. I suppose that's a little better than waiting to get the bad news during checkout and having to start all over again.

There are many skills you will learn living here...including becoming a lot less picky and a lot more creative.

Welcome to adventure in the Last Frontier. Enjoy the ride! and but

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