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Hi - does anyone have any tips on finding the cheapest was to ship a large box of clothing, kitchen supplies, etc. to the Philippines from upstate New York? I keep hearing the term "balikbayan box" but seems you have to live in California or some major city to ship that way. We live in upstate NY (Cortland)and can't seem to find a way to ship that costs less than the value of what we're shipping which is probably $100 to $150.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

Tom and Revelyn Molodetz

Cortland, NY

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I've moved this topic from Off Topic forum to the Philippines Regional forum as a more appropriate forum for this discussion

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Hi - does anyone have any tips on finding the cheapest was to ship a large box of clothing, kitchen supplies, etc. to the Philippines from upstate New York? I keep hearing the term "balikbayan box" but seems you have to live in California or some major city to ship that way. We live in upstate NY (Cortland)and can't seem to find a way to ship that costs less than the value of what we're shipping which is probably $100 to $150.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

Tom and Revelyn Molodetz

Cortland, NY

Cargo Plus, Inc.

104 Maple Grove Road.

Syracuse, NY 13209

315-657-2727

That is the shipper my mother-in-law has been using. I believe she told me that it was somewhere around $80 for the large box which if I remember right is 24"x24"x24". Averages about 6-8 weeks door to door. Can also track the shipment like UPS and FedEx. She has sent well over 20 boxes and has never had any problems with them.

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Look at Johnny Air,www.johnnyair.com

I have not used them but have seen reference to them before. I used DHL the last package I shipped and the cost was $80 for 11 pounds.


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:thumbs:balikbayan box is the way to go....... we use http://www.forexworld.us/BalikbayanBoxes.aspx look at this web site they have agents all over ......... they will even pick box up for you ....... stuff as much as you can in .....takes like 2 months cost depending on where you ship to. We ship to Bacolod and it cost like $90.00 ??? When we send stuff we put a thick plastic bag in the box and overfill it than use the shop vac to compress it down.

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Cargo Plus, Inc.

104 Maple Grove Road.

Syracuse, NY 13209

315-657-2727

That is the shipper my mother-in-law has been using. I believe she told me that it was somewhere around $80 for the large box which if I remember right is 24"x24"x24". Averages about 6-8 weeks door to door. Can also track the shipment like UPS and FedEx. She has sent well over 20 boxes and has never had any problems with them.

Wow ! That sounds great if it works for us like it did for your mother-in-law!

Thanks so much!

Tom and Revs

Been using Johnnyair for last 18 months. They may be able to pick up from you or local Pinoy store in your area.

Takes a while to get there though.

Thanks! I'll check 'em out!

Tom and Revs

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Cargo Plus, Inc.

104 Maple Grove Road.

Syracuse, NY 13209

315-657-2727

That is the shipper my mother-in-law has been using. I believe she told me that it was somewhere around $80 for the large box which if I remember right is 24"x24"x24". Averages about 6-8 weeks door to door. Can also track the shipment like UPS and FedEx. She has sent well over 20 boxes and has never had any problems with them.

Hi, just wanted to thank you again for your help! We called the number you gave us and spoke to a very nice man of filipino origin who is going to come to Cortland to pick up our balikbayan box this Sunday for no extra charge! Just $85 for a very large box.

Thanks again!

Tom and Revelyn

Cortland, NY

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LBC costs about $55 for 24x24x24 package shipped. It gets there in 30-45 days. I had no problems sending one at Christmas, actually I shipped it late but it arrived the 1st part of January and was in excellent shape when it got there. You can put as much weight as you want.

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Hi - does anyone have any tips on finding the cheapest was to ship a large box of clothing, kitchen supplies, etc. to the Philippines from upstate New York? I keep hearing the term "balikbayan box" but seems you have to live in California or some major city to ship that way. We live in upstate NY (Cortland)and can't seem to find a way to ship that costs less than the value of what we're shipping which is probably $100 to $150.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

Tom and Revelyn Molodetz

Cortland, NY

I spent exactly $565 shipping $5,000 worth of goods to Trinidad in 2009 with Shannon Express International Shipping. Mainly things that had sentimental value for me and big boy electric tools that my husband wanted from the US. I believe the weight was estimated at 150 lbs, but ended up being closer to 250 lbs. They didn't adjust the charges because they shipped by the size of the box.

Shannon Express was the cheapest, they sent a truck to pick up the box, took it to the nearest port, and I got it in Trinidad in about 3 months. www.shannonexpress.com

I will say, if the value is low, it may be better to buy the items in the Philippines. It would depend on the quality of the items you can get there.


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I spent exactly $565 shipping $5,000 worth of goods to Trinidad in 2009 with Shannon Express International Shipping. Mainly things that had sentimental value for me and big boy electric tools that my husband wanted from the US. I believe the weight was estimated at 150 lbs, but ended up being closer to 250 lbs. They didn't adjust the charges because they shipped by the size of the box.

Shannon Express was the cheapest, they sent a truck to pick up the box, took it to the nearest port, and I got it in Trinidad in about 3 months. www.shannonexpress.com

I will say, if the value is low, it may be better to buy the items in the Philippines. It would depend on the quality of the items you can get there.

Apologies, I was thinking this was a shipping company discussion, I see now it is location specific.


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Apologies if I state in a comment that my husband and I have been together for years & years. It's just that I can hardly remember a time when he and I were not together.

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Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! We are currently in Administrative Processing with no time-lines to guide us!

My husband is looking at cars in Trinidad for me as his wish has come true! Me a Trini-Wife!

BUT

I will call DoS weekly to check the progress and I will not give up hope.

July of 2011 is the cut off date for us, when I will either start construction on a home here in the US or return to Trinidad to be with my husband.

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