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lofgrenskorea



Joined: 25 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:50 pm    Post subject: shipping items home!!! Reply with quote

Has anybody shipped large items back to America? We have a large suitcase that we would like to send but the post office will not send it. I was wondering if there is a preferred shipping company that you use that is not too expensive??
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: shipping items home!!! Reply with quote

lofgrenskorea wrote:
Has anybody shipped large items back to America? We have a large suitcase that we would like to send but the post office will not send it. I was wondering if there is a preferred shipping company that you use that is not too expensive??


Shipping will cost you more than the replacement cost of the suitcases AND contents.

Put your stuff into smaller boxes (#5 going to the states), mail it and sell the suitcases.

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travelnguy



Joined: 27 Sep 2007

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a maximum size that the post office will accept? We also wanted to send a large box (toy box) via surface mail from Korea to the US. The Korean Post website says you can send up to 20kg, but doesn't specify sizes.
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lofgrenskorea



Joined: 25 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Shipping Reply with quote

travelnguy wrote:
Is there a maximum size that the post office will accept? We also wanted to send a large box (toy box) via surface mail from Korea to the US. The Korean Post website says you can send up to 20kg, but doesn't specify sizes.



Hi, we actually had to go through this company to ship our over sized stuff: http://www.moveskorea.com/eng01.php The post office only ships box 5 which isn't even their biggest box and can hold about 20 kg. Shipping via boat requires that you spend about $1000. Our box was about 40 kg and cost $320 so shipping overseas requires A LOT of stuff. The company we went through charges $8 per kilogram and is actually going to rewrap our box for security. I would definitely recommend them. They are shipping our box today and it should arrive in 10 days.
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nstick13



Joined: 02 Aug 2009

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any update on this? $320 was your final price? Any problems? Did you do the door-to-door? 10 days? Seems hard to believe that price.
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cmr



Joined: 22 Mar 2006

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also curious to know if everything was delivered as it was supposed to be. Please update!
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nstick13



Joined: 02 Aug 2009

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I went through the post office, and was able to do box 6, and it wound up costing about 10,000 KRW/kilogram. Arrived safely in 4-5 days.

They do offer boat, which is muuuuuch cheaper, but takes 2 months. (I presume it takes less time, but they say two months just in case). Since I'm not sure where I'll be in 2 months, I stuck with getting it there quick.
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