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Hi I am wondering if anyone knows where we can buy Packaging material around the BGC area, I am bringing my Fiancee's Sewing Machine back with me to the states in my checked in luggage, Its a heavy Industrial Sewing Machine head though. About 31kg. So I was thinking Styrofoam would be good for insulation. The place we have really looked is National, I am thinking maybe I can go to the Uratex warehouse as well to see if they have a stiffer foam i can buy...Or maybe cut up an old foam mattress.... Anyways If anyone has any idea where i could get anything that might help, please let me know here. Thank you. :)


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1 hour ago, confusedshoes said:

Hi I am wondering if anyone knows where we can buy Packaging material around the BGC area, I am bringing my Fiancee's Sewing Machine back with me to the states in my checked in luggage, Its a heavy Industrial Sewing Machine head though. About 31kg. So I was thinking Styrofoam would be good for insulation. The place we have really looked is National, I am thinking maybe I can go to the Uratex warehouse as well to see if they have a stiffer foam i can buy...Or maybe cut up an old foam mattress.... Anyways If anyone has any idea where i could get anything that might help, please let me know here. Thank you. :)

Curious is it 220v or 110v? Might be cheaper to purchase a used commercial sewing machine here than having that converted


 

 

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9 hours ago, Randyandyuni said:

Curious is it 220v or 110v? Might be cheaper to purchase a used commercial sewing machine here than having that converted

Hmm Perhaps, the Machine is actually way more expensive in the US, but maybe I we can find a deal in time.


Time Line:

Spoiler

 

We've known each other online since we were teenagers, almost 2 decades later we started talking a lot more online, and we finally met in person. I am lucky to have a good friend who works for the airline and therefore gives me flight benefits (I pretty much travel for free) Which is why I go back and forth a lot.


Mar. 20 2017              First in person meeting 🐇❤️🐢

Oct. 02 2017              Traveling around Asia on our Birthdays ✈️

Feb. 07 2018              Surprise visit for Valentine's Day 💘

Mar. 14 2018              Met 1st Year Anniversary 🎉

Apr. 07 2018               Looked for apartments 🏙️

May 22 2018              I-129F Filed
May 30 2018              I-129F NOA1 

Jun. 29 2018              Moved in together for the long wait together 

Jul. 02 2018               Formal Proposal 💍 
Nov. 07 2018              I-129F NOA2
Nov. 21 2018              Case received by NVC

Dec. 04 2018              Case # Assigned

Dec. 11 2018              Visa Application in Transit to Manila Embassy 📭

Dec. 13 2018              Visa Application set to READY 📬

Dec. 27 2018              Interview Date 🇺🇸

 

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14 hours ago, confusedshoes said:

Hi I am wondering if anyone knows where we can buy Packaging material around the BGC area, I am bringing my Fiancee's Sewing Machine back with me to the states in my checked in luggage, Its a heavy Industrial Sewing Machine head though. About 31kg. So I was thinking Styrofoam would be good for insulation. The place we have really looked is National, I am thinking maybe I can go to the Uratex warehouse as well to see if they have a stiffer foam i can buy...Or maybe cut up an old foam mattress.... Anyways If anyone has any idea where i could get anything that might help, please let me know here. Thank you. :)

One little trick I learned is to find a LBC, and pay them to wrap it and box it. And then you take it as carryon or checked luggage

 

I shipped a cellphone from Manila to Davao City as I was leaving the country, they put so much bubble wrap on it and so much tape, I think the airplane could of ran over the box with the cellphone in it and it would of been ok

 

 

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On 12/23/2018 at 2:33 AM, confusedshoes said:

Hmm Perhaps, the Machine is actually way more expensive in the US, but maybe I we can find a deal in time.

it is way more expensive. i search once and the use machine is too expensive than new machine in ph which is the same brand(juki/singer "best brand i ever use in Philippines) but its depends to which is convenient to you guys. if its cheaper to take it to the US and bring you no hassle then just go with it and maybe do the lbc trick like what @Chris Duffy said hehe

 

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1 hour ago, payxibka said:

You need to be careful about the weight (32kg max) as well as dimensions (158 cm) length + width + height.

You gonna love this one.

 

I am shipping a Milwaukee Cordless Weedeater to Davao city from Dallas Texas, it like 7 x 9 x 73 inches, gonna pay $310 for it via BB

 

Then I am shipping 30x30x30 BB box and that is costing $280 full of US goodies

 

 

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