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UPS, DHL, and pretty much any courier company can deliver from anywhere to anywhere, they don't require that the person handing them the package is the same person as the one paying the bill. So ask the hotel to pack up the coat and tell you the box/package weight & dimensions, then go to the courier website and fill in a package pickup request with the ...


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If sending one of the employees a couple of bucks via PayPal or something similar, to ship it for you is not an option, this is what I would do: Order a free flat rate box, and ship it to the restaurant: Click Here Pay for a label on USPS's website and email it to the restaurant. Alternatively, you can print it out and mail it to them. Click Here Schedule ...


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Since 2007, I received 53 postcards from the US (via postcrossing). I live in Germany, so this is relevant to your question. The average travel time was 11 days, roughly 67% arrived within this time frame. The minimum was 3 days, the maximum 61. Of course, these are not 100% exact numbers - the "send" date is the day the sender got my address, not ...


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I looked on UPS and DHL but didn't see anything obvious. For DHL, the service you need is called scheduled pickup. You essentially arrange the shipping as usual, but you pay extra for your parcel to be picked up by a courier. Once you pay for your shipment, you'll get a DHL shipping label which you'll have to send to the hotel. They will print the label, ...


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Perhaps something like this? USPS will ship an empty prepaid flat-rate box. The large size box is almost $60. I believe you fill out the label when you purchase the box. Some USPS boxes have tape already applied but I seem to remember that the similar large priority flat-rate box doesn't. You may want to ask the restaurant if they have package tape. If ...


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The key is to minimize the amount of "kitbuilding" the restaurant needs to do, because it may be asking a lot for them to receive a box, print out a label, coordinate a pickup, etc. The DIY (slow) option USPS has a variety of Priority Mail boxes which ship at a flat rate (weight does not matter). You walk into the Post Office, look at the boxes, decide ...


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Unfortunately it seems it will be quite expensive according to this thread titled "Moving household goods to Vietnam from BKK". In summary: On April 10th, 2019 a person received a quote on 18-20 cubic meters of household goods from BKK to Da Nang for $7200 USD. That quote didn't even cover storage: I just received a quote for 215K baht plus a 7% VAT for ...


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You raise two questions. The uk.gov page uses the term "documents" to refer to the whole packet, i.e., the application form, your passport, and supporting documents. I can understand only wanting the passport back, but were I you I would want to avoid a semantic dispute with VFS about whether the word "documents" includes your passport or not. For the ...


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For a VAT refund you the product should be exported without being used. If you use it in France you would be expected to pay VAT on it. But once used it is no longer a new laptop, but a used one, part of your personal luggage I would not expect you having to pay import duty on it when flying back to the US. Your biggest issue may be finding one with a US ...


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First, I would like to know if there is a higher chance that a smaller package will not be checked at the US customs, hence no duty will be charged. Depends. Let's say you have 4 snow globes. It's not odd at all that they would be packaged separately. I would make sure the boxes are unsealed so they can verify that's what they are. If it's not logical that ...


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The official UK government website for applying for a UK visa from the USA states that ground service is not acceptable for the return shipping. To have your documents returned you must provide a fully addressed prepaid electronic shipping label (we cannot accept ground services and non-electronic waybills). Put your return shipping label and envelope ...


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For UPS/Fedex, you can use Hold for Pickup/Hold at Location services. The shipping company will hold the package at their depot (which may be in an out-of-the-way location) or a retail store for a limited number of days. You won't be able to have them hold it for two weeks though: UPS is "five days" while FedEx is "5 business days." This is an option if you ...


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The owner of a parcel station will know what delivery company can use that specific station. Identify the parcel station(s) you would like to use (they will have names or ID numbers), then email the owners of the parcel station(s) and ask how to ship from Germany to their parcel station. The owner should be able to advise you what shippers use their parcel ...


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The simplest route would be for your parents to buy a new or used MacBook in the US, and ship it to you as a gift. This'll have the correct keyboard. Yes, you may have to pay French customs duty on the import of the machine. If it's used, however, its value (and the resultant duty) will be less than if it were new. There are reasonable, buyer-friendly web ...


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