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Unless the car is over 25 years old, it's very difficult to import a car into the US. Check out this article for some details: Importing Rare Cars into the US If it's newer, it has to meet Department of Transportation and EPA guidelines. California used to charge a $300 "smog" fee for a car brought in from another state, unless it had a special ...


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Essentially, you're after private shipping companies, I believe. When I moved from the UK to Canada, I used Excess-Baggage.com to ship a couple of boxes over here. They ship all over the world, including from most major places in Europe. I checked, and they do indeed service Portugal and the Netherlands. It took its sweet time to arrive here, but the ...


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Depending on the country, a box sent through the regular mail service works fine. We had to do that when on vacation in the US, to ship back items to France since we also knew that these would not fit inside our suitcases. UPS asked us $150. USPS did it for $40. If you ask DHL, FedEx which are in the premium range, it can be expensive. Also, during ...


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It's not very convenient but (assuming it's a desktop) I would disassemble it into parts and box them individually. I brought a desktop myself from Portugal to the Netherlands this way (in my checked in luggage) and it was fine, nothing was damaged. To be fair, the only thing that's at risk from the tall falls and such is the HDD and I guess you can carry ...


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I actually tried to go form Canada to Panama earliert this year, with a friend in a campervan :) Agree with mkennedy - importing a car is way more expensive and quite a hassle. It would be much easier to buy a car in the states. One word of advice: do not buy a used car in any of the "wet or cold" states like Alaska, Canada, Oregon or any other northern ...


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It all depends on the weight of your baggage and its size. Luggage Forward quotes about $1300-$1500 for the standard size bags (50lb). Luggage Free offers $7.75/lb so to get to $2000 you will need to ship about 260lbs. Discount Shipping charges $560/150lb for the door-to-door service. So depending on how much stuff you ship it could come out more ...


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(1) Container: Freight forwarders will send cargo by sea by container at rates far far far below those being quoted. Rates are usually by the cubic meter and weight is usually irrelevant as long as you are not shipping pig iron or similarly dense material. There may be a 1 cubic metre minimum size. Pack it all in :-). You will have to get somebody who will ...


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I have never used their service, or that of a competitor, but PODS (Portable On-Demand Storage) might do what you want. The big questions will be cost, and timeliness. I also don't know if they have service outside of the U.S., but there may be similar services elsewhere in the world. The service, as I understand it, essentially delivers a large "pod" ...


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I usually put all the heaviest things (ie. books) in my carry-on and then get the biggest suitcase and stuff the rest in there, or 2 suitcases and pay the extra fee. This is possible if your things fit into the suitcase and are not strange sizes. It is difficult to move that size luggage at a good price since it is too small for putting on a boat or ...


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So, to answer my own questions Has anybody shipped a car between Europe and Canada or the U.S.? It seems to be quite common to ship cars between Europe and the either the U.S. or Canada. There basically are three options for shipping a privately owned car: Let an international moving company ship the car (and whatever else you want moved) for you. ...


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They should offer a surface mail option which is usually a lot cheaper but also a lot slower, usually around 3 months delivery time. There are some more details on the New Zealand Post website.


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The short and sweet answer is, sorry, no. There are quite a few import restrictions on meat into the US, and pork products are almost entirely not allowed unless they're canned pork cooked in the can. In very few cases swine and swine products can enter the United States. Commercially canned pork is allowed if the CBP officer can determine from the ...


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Call the airline and ask - there must be procedures in place for people who travel with unwieldy but fragile pieces of luggage. Musicians travel a lot, for example, and a guitar is neither hand-luggage-shaped nor sturdy enough to be thrown into the cargo hold. It'll probably cost extra, but hopefully not as much extra as buying an entirely new computer on ...


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It' probably cheaper, safer and more convenient if you just take your harddisk with you and get another Computer in the USA. shipping the whole box is not a good idea. You would have to remove and single-box all "snap-in" parts and parts attached to the mainboard like ram, videocards, cpu cooler and also hdd and cdrom because they WILL fall out at some ...


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While I couldn't find anything that pertains strictly to FedEx, I found this website which offers a similar service. Their terms seem to answers your questions. The luggage would go through customs just like any package being sent through the mail would be. Having the contents packed into a suitcase instead of a cardboard box makes little difference to ...


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I just got a tip from a friend that used Europarcel. It`s not a traveller oriented service but it seems to offer good deals in some cases.


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I have used Seven Seas Worldwide in the past and they're really good and reliable. They offer door-to-door service. They used to have this service where you start with one box which can hold up to 30Kg for 120 pounds and the next boxes is just 30 pounds per box. But not sure if they still have that service. I'm not sure what you thing how much is ...


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I would recommend that you start with contacting the airport in Magadan to see if they have Cargo carriers landing there and which ones they are. Then contact them directly. No information is available online on the airport site. Given that you're in Russia I would recommend contacting Aeroflot Cargo Services as they are the largest and likely to have ...


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What is your home country and bank? No, no details needed, this is not a scam attempt :-). Knowing may help answers. I'd expect the following to be the best solution if the service is available: In the past and almost certainly still you can send items to a Post Office to be held pending your collection. You would definitely want to check with ...


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These should solve your problem: List of DHL locations in Istanbul List of UPS locations in Istanbul Map of post office locations in Istanbul DHL and UPS can pick up your package from your apartment. Call the number listed in the links above to arrange a pick up.


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I experienced that shipping from Germany to other European countries is reasonably cheap (for example to Spain: 29€ for up to 25 kg with Hermes; 40€ for about 32 kg with DHL). The other way around options may be harder to find. I couldn't find any cheap carrier from Spain. However, Portugal > Germany is cheap with Chronopost (27€ for about 30 kg).


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When I moved from Germany to Italy, I sent a parcel with household items using https://gls-group.eu/. Their prices were reasonable (around 20-25E for a parcel up to 40kg).


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If you can't get it on the plane, you'll need to contact a "freight forwarder." Check your local phone book. It's probably not going to be cheap--expect to pay several times more per kilogram than you would for excessive baggage on an airplane. Also, since it is "unaccompanied baggage" you may have significant hassles and fees with customs. The freight ...


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I have no experience between US/UK, but in general I am quite happy with sending packages through shipping. Where with airlines weight is key, in shipping it is volume. Most shipping is done through containers. This is both a +1 and a -1. Positive is that you don't have to bother about a kg more or less, as long as it fits the volume you are more or less ...


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Sometimes extensive browsing remains rewarding, at least one company offers roro service for passengers and their cars. It is even from my home town to Rio. Brilliant!


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I would think you have two options: Get a porter to take you baggage from the conveyor to the train. Here is an example of a service that does this. The train station is inside the airport so it's not bad. Then get a taxi at the other end, and maybe a station porter to help you. Get an airport porter to the taxi rank (the service linked to above will do ...


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Some self-storage places, and mailbox services, offer this type of service. However, they are rarely geared up to handle delivery to multiple countries, so are of limited use for travel. Examples for smaller packages include Storage by Mail and Ship 2 Storage. For larger amounts up to house size there's people like Flexistore (UK), uBox and Pods. ...


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I've just checked on Japan Post for the rates on a 6kg international parcel. The EMS (Express Mail Service) to Wyoming cost 9600 yen, which at current exchange rates is ~$100. Of course the price could change with different declared values, insurance, etc. But in either case it will be $700 (FedEx) Of course this may vary based on the country of origin, ...


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British Columbians are known to fly whole fresh salmon to Alberta and Ontario. The process is ad hoc and quintessentially Canadian as follows: catch a beaut in the morning (or get a fresh one from a buddy who's out in the chuck that morning) put the fish on ice as soon as it's caught gut the fish wrap the fish in a plastic bag, seal with duct tape wrap ...


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Another option are luggage delivery services. You can call them and they come and pick up your luggage and drop it off at your destination/home. They work by the pound. Luggage free (www.luggagefree.com) is one of the cheaper options I found. From Japan to the USA it's about $7/lbs which comes out to be about $100 for 6kg. It might be a better value than EMS ...



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