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    Default Is there a CHEAP way to mail stuff from the US to DR?

    I have alot of things that I want in the US that I want mailed to me here in San Pedro, but its really expensive and can go up to $100 in shipping. Is there any other way besides mailing the stuff to someone in the US that's coming down to the dr anyway? Is there some service that specializes in deilvery from the US to the DR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJBro1 View Post
    I have alot of things that I want in the US that I want mailed to me here in San Pedro, but its really expensive and can go up to $100 in shipping. Is there any other way besides mailing the stuff to someone in the US that's coming down to the dr anyway? Is there some service that specializes in deilvery from the US to the DR?
    Other than using a reliable mail forwarding service in the DR which is expensive your choices are a Mule or Carrier Pidgeon!

    It is what it is !

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    Eps charges around $US3 per pound for shipping from Miami or NYC. That's fairly reasonable for smaller items.

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    Here are Eps's exact rates from Miami in pounds:
    1-2.99.........$4.75 per pound
    3-4.99.........$4.50 " "
    5-9.99.........$4.10 " "
    10-14.99......$3.65 " "
    15-19.99......$3.35 " "
    20-49.99......$3.00 " "
    50-99.99......$2.80 " "
    100-199.99...$2.50 " "
    200-499.99...$1.90 " "
    500 +...........$1.60 " "

    These rates are in U.S Dollars
    Shipping from New York is 8 to 12% higher, more pounds less %
    They also tack on Per Shipment...6.50 D.P. for Servicio DGA
    Combustable cargo...Approx. 12 D.P.
    The cargo doesn't have to be combustable, they charge this for the packaging the item is shipped in. Paper, cardboard box...You get the drift.
    Never had a problem, but customs does check EVERY shipment and retapes.

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    CPS = Caribbean Parcel Service is less expensive and so is Business Mail.

    However, I do not know if they have offices in SPM.

    You mentioned having stuff carried down by friends and family. That is the least expensive way.

    However, it is also a good thing to get used to doing without a few of those things you think are so necessary to your daily life...Part of living in paradise...

    HB

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    I'm using Transexpress and Vimenca for the first time to get a box from the US via Miami to Sosua.

    Transexpress tells me that it will be delivered to my home. Anyone know if this is true? Or do I have to go to the Western Union in town to pick it up?

    Transexpress tells me that I'll receive a call and then a delivery.

    Just want to know what is true - don't mind picking it up, but it would be lovely to have it delivered.

    Thanks for any input - haven't sent it yet - and suggestions and what happens on the DR end.

    Regards

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    Drro: no it will not be delivered. In SD and ST they offer in-home delivery, for about 100-300 pesos charge. Not available in other DR cities.

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    Thanks. So will they call me and then I go to the Western Union office to pick it up?

    Appreciate what you say, don't like surprises!

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    Default Not Too Bad

    I receive my parcels via CPS for 169 RD$/lb.
    That rate goes down with heavier (> 10 lbs.) stuff.
    I can live with it.

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    Thanks Windeguy, appreciate it.

    Was somewhat apprehensive since they're so much cheaper than the others.

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