Mudanzas: Post your shipper

Auryn

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As far as I know, they ship by weight and dimensions. Choose international on their website, enter your dimensions, and you will be able to get a very close number. Likely well into the hundreds.
I sent a box a little bigger than a shoe box to a doorstep in the DR. The cost was close to $100.
I used to send a portion of my paycheques home through FedEx insured mail. That piece of paper sent to Canada would cost $25.
They exist but none of them are cheap to my knowledge.
My guess is that you’re better off reading through this thread and finding a mudanza in your area that can help you.
 

JDJones

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A 55" TV and a computer desk sorry i don't know the depressions but it must weigh a little under 100 pounds, but i am guessing. I just don't see anyone talk about those carriers. Are they a viable option?
No.
 

william webster

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A 55" TV and a computer desk sorry i don't know the depressions but it must weigh a little under 100 pounds, but i am guessing. I just don't see anyone talk about those carriers. Are they a viable option?
You'll want a mudanza

If it's Awilda
TV will be charged by the inch....the desk, they will eyeball a cost
 

AlterEgo

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You'll want a mudanza

If it's Awilda
TV will be charged by the inch....the desk, they will eyeball a cost
I think they all charge by the inch, it used to be $8 per, but hopefully that’s come down a bit. Last one we sent was a 40”, and they only charged us $200 because it was part of a shipment of 21 boxes and drums.
 

Auryn

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Usually I send small boxes (we’re talking 20”x 30” x 20”) vía Canada Post to a forwarder in Miami, then someone picks it up in the DR. By the time it’s all said and done, it’s around $100-$120. Nearly the cost of a barrel.

There is a guy trying to start shipping western Canada-Toronto-DR. Peralta is $150 per barrel, they are around $130. But I have to spend $150 to get the barrel from out west to Toronto, so it’s not worth it to go with either.

Are there any American mudanzas who will allow you to ship items you purchase online to them, fill your barrel, and ship? So a trustworthy mudanza who would be willing/have space to fill a barrel over the course of a few weeks and then send it. I mostly doubt it but I’ll throw it out and ask. This way I pay for my items, the barrel and not the $150 to Toronto plus another $150 to DR.

An extra suitcase is what we usually do, but Covid has thrown a wrench into that for me anyway.
 

william webster

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I do that with Awilda..... send several purchases to them.

Once they have all arrived , they are shipped..... not necessarily a barrel, just 3-4-5 boxes
about $30-35 each
 

william webster

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Ask them

If it's an Amazon purchase, I select the specific day delivery option....
All packages get grouped and delivered on the same day.... like a Friday
That makes it easier
or
tell Awilda I have 5 boxes coming this week.... pls ship them all together
They generally pack them together in a bigger box if possible

The girl there speaks pretty good English -- use my name
 
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josh2203

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Ask them

If it's an Amazon purchase, I select the specific day delivery option....
All packages get grouped and delivered on the same day.... like a Friday
That makes it easier
or
tell Awilda I have 5 boxes coming this week.... pls ship them all together
They generally pack them together in a bigger box if possible

The girl there speaks pretty good English -- use my name
This is a good thing to know about Awilda. We've used them now for close to 4 years and are not looking to change to any other mudanza... Always excellent service, this far without fail... We've even sent large boxes with DHL from Europe to Awilda with notes to call me to the DR number when they get to them... Worked 100 %...

What they did do once when we had 5 smallish boxes coming to them, was that without me asking to do that, they said that they'll wait for all of them to arrive and only then send to Santo Domingo... That is customer service for me...

We'll have to ship some slightly heavier items in the next couple of months, so looking forward to using them again...
 
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