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Assuming “Europe” means EU, sending by post instead of carrying things in your luggage does have drawbacks as far as taxes and duties are concerned. Travelling by air, you have a €430 duty and VAT-free allowance. For things sent by post, the threshold for import duties is €150. VAT depends on the country but might need to be paid even for postal consignment ...


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If you go to the local post office, you should be able to get all the infos you need. I travelled to china some years ago and staid there for 3 months, basically I had the same problem. I just went to a post office and asked for infos.


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Most any post office can send a parcel for you, but the cheapest method would be sea mail, which will take a fairly long time to reach your home address (possibly a couple of months). Duty that might be due upon receipt of the package will depend on where you live, as each country has different rules, and what exactly you are sending. Most countries allow ...


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One option I recently found out about is Shipito. It is a company that offers a USA address (in fact it has a few adresses for you to choose from) for shipping things you buy online. They can hold your stuff for up to 90 days and they will charge you 1 dollar (+ shipping costs) to deliver your goods anywhere in the world. I assume they can deliver in any ...


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Both UPS and FedEX have a "hold at depot" option. You put your name on the package but their address plus "c/o UPS hold at depot". The downside is the depots are usually in industrial parks near the airport with a complete lack of public transportation. You will need a car to go get it. The delivery/pickup window is also limited - after 3-4 days they will ...


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When I needed something mailed in the US while travelling, I organised ahead with a hostel in Los Angeles. We were going to stay there anyway, and you might find they want you to book a night if you're going to collect mail from them, but give a hostel a call and see if they'll accept mail on your behalf - I've done it in several countries now with no ...



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