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Old 06-27-2015, 09:55 AM
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We need to send some clothes and other personal effects (boxes) from the U.S. To Australia. Does anyone have any suggestions on affordable and reliable options? has anyone had to do something similar?

Thank you in advance for your response/s and advice.
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:47 PM
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International shipping of large parcels can be very expensive. A 25# package to Australia can cost well over $100 US. I would strongly suggest you contact your local US Post Office and/or local The UPS Store. Give them specifics as to weight, size, and contents of what you want to send.

There are also customs and duty issues to be careful of. A cousin once sent a gift to the UK, marked the Customs form wrong. Cost the recipient 3 times what gift was worth due to mistake.

You can get a estimate of costs online at
Postage Price Calculator or https://wwwapps.ups.com/ctc/request?...WT.svl=PNRO_L1

UPS is usually more expensive than Post Office.
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