Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
  1. #1
    Regular
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    37
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default a thread where people from U.S. offer/get paid to bring items w/them to DR?

    Hello. I've search the forum using all possible word combinations to ask this question:

    Is there a thread where we can ask travelers from the U.S. (and, Canada and U.K.) to bring items with them to the DR? For instance, there's an item in the U.S. that I want, but the international shipping rate costs at least three times the price of the item.

    Of course, I'd be more than willing to compensate the traveler for providing this type of convenience.

    If a thread like this doesn't exist, is there enough interest making it possible to start one?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,533
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    This is clearly not well-thought out. It costs 90 dollars to send a box full of stuff within 2 weeks. How much are you looking to pay some stranger where this turns into value-add for both parties?

  3. #3
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    17,412
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Better to leave this on a case-by-case basis. If someone is travelling and offers to bring items they are free to offer, and if someone is in need of something brought over they can post a specific request.

    Probably best to keep this on a non-commercial basis too.

  4. #4
    Regular
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    143
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    what are you looking to have someone bring

  5. #5
    Regular
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    37
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default it was merely a question ...

    .... thanks for your comments, though. I'm looking for a variety of items, and I don't have anyone in my home city who can do this for me. I'll just locate a personal shopper to pick up items, pack and ship to me.

    My apologies ... wasn't my intent to suggest a commercial venture.


  6. #6
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    7,779
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eibbed View Post
    .... thanks for your comments, though. I'm looking for a variety of items, and I don't have anyone in my home city who can do this for me. I'll just locate a personal shopper to pick up items, pack and ship to me.

    My apologies ... wasn't my intent to suggest a commercial venture.

    Just about anything you want can be located on ebay. Look for the item with free shipping to a shipping company such as Eps in Miami and it is a whole lot easier than having someone run around and shop for you. And you control exactly what you are purchasing. Normally from purchase to pick-up is one week. Just an idea...

  7. #7
    Regular
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    37
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default thank you

    Thank you for the suggestion. In addition to the one item I want to purchase where the shipping is outrageously expense, there are other items I want/need that are not on eBay.

    Thanks, again!


    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    Just about anything you want can be located on ebay. Look for the item with free shipping to a shipping company such as Eps in Miami and it is a whole lot easier than having someone run around and shop for you. And you control exactly what you are purchasing. Normally from purchase to pick-up is one week. Just an idea...

  8. #8
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    16,393
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eibbed View Post
    Thank you for the suggestion. In addition to the one item I want to purchase where the shipping is outrageously expense, there are other items I want/need that are not on eBay.

    Thanks, again!
    Yous should try Amazon or Walmart. I have an account with Business Mail and it is pretty economical.

  9. #9
    Regular
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    459
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Purchases

    We use TransExpress and the cost of our shopping/shipping has gone way down. I had some vitamins shipped and it was under $6.00.... and they arrived in a week. Just another observation on getting the things we want.

  10. #10
    Gold
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    7,919
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I wouldnt want to bring an item back for a stranger- there could be drugs hiding in it

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •