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Old 04-16-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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Default Safest manner to send a package to Mexico from the USA

16"x12"x10" and 27lbs.
To a private residence

USPS Priority or USPS Global Express or other?
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Default Dhl

Check out DHL, they are pretty good and get things delivered. I don't have to tell you this, but never send it via Postal service, the US side is good, but you might "lose" it in the Mexican Postal System, especially if you have a US return address on it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:33 PM
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Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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You could try Fedex.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:14 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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USPS Priority (cheapest but really slow) or USPS Global Express (more expensive but faster)

When I or my wife send stuff to Mexico, we usually use USPS Priority, instead of UPS, DHL or Fedex, because they're really expensive and they charge Import Taxes to the receiver (I'm telling you this because I've seen it).

All depends on how much $ you want to spend and how fast you want it devlivered? (My advise always go with USPS)

"Saludos"
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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USPS Priority (cheapest but really slow) or USPS Global Express (more expensive but faster)

When I or my wife send stuff to Mexico, we usually use USPS Priority, instead of UPS, DHL or Fedex, because they're really expensive and they charge Import Taxes to the receiver (I'm telling you this because I've seen it).

All depends on how much $ you want to spend and how fast you want it devlivered? (My advise always go with USPS)

"Saludos"
About $75 for Priority or $114 for Express or $177 for UPS

I do not mind investing more to ensure arrival but have never had an issue with Priority to other countries. Hence the question.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: NW Houston
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It may not work for your situation but we often send large boxes from Houston by going down to the Mexican bus lines. A 50# box only runs us about $50 and we drop it off at 7pm and it's at the bus station on. It's kind of an unofficial service and they don't provide insurance or tracking numbers and such. They label it, shove it into the bus storage, and it's in the care of the driver. You pays your money and takes your chances, but we've never had anything lost or missing. We've done this several times a year for the past 12 years or so.

I know it may sound dicey to some but in a way it's more secure as we at least visually see it loaded onto the bus and will often speak to the driver directly.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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Fedex is your best choice.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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Followup. Sent via USPS Express, arrived after 1 week and all intact. Will try Priority Int'l on the next shipment.

Last edited by Felix C; 06-07-2011 at 09:49 AM..
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Axixic, Jalisco, MX
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It may not work for your situation but we often send large boxes from Houston by going down to the Mexican bus lines. A 50# box only runs us about $50 and we drop it off at 7pm and it's at the bus station on. It's kind of an unofficial service and they don't provide insurance or tracking numbers and such. They label it, shove it into the bus storage, and it's in the care of the driver. You pays your money and takes your chances, but we've never had anything lost or missing. We've done this several times a year for the past 12 years or so.

I know it may sound dicey to some but in a way it's more secure as we at least visually see it loaded onto the bus and will often speak to the driver directly.
What about duty charges and taxes? We have a person who has a small business of going to the border, picking up orders shipped to his address in Laredo and we pay $320 MXP for the first 2 boxes coming from the same vendor and $190 MXP per box after that. I'm not sure about weight and sizes. We have to pay 16% tax and whatever duty. It can get expensive.

If I could have something shipped by bus for $50 USD or less, that would be wonderful.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:47 PM
 
Location: NW Houston
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I don't know how they're doing it. We only pay the fee they ask and our relatives pay nothing when they pick it up. Maybe the drivers are declaring it as their personal stuff? We haven't really shipped expensive stuff, just clothes and small household items.
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