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    International Shipping, Slow but Cheap

    Ok, so I'm moving from the USA to Bahrain. I'm not worried about speed, but I have two big suitcases to move, and I'm wondering if any of you wonderful people have had luck with shipping heavy boxes (about 60 pounds) by sea from the USA. Thanks for any help.
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    Re: International Shipping, Slow but Cheap

    I've only ever shipped things to Cape Verde, Africa. It was cake.

    I did a search and came up with this link. I think it's what you're looking for. JCC International Home Page

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    Re: International Shipping, Slow but Cheap

    did u say bahrain ?
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    Re: International Shipping, Slow but Cheap

    He did. ^

    He's had this gig lined up for some time now...

    theen: consider the insurance if you've got some "good" stuff in there. Not usually too outrageous.

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    Re: International Shipping, Slow but Cheap

    When I came over here to Thailand I had around five or six BIG boxes shipped over.

    It was quite cheap - around 250 pounds as I remember and took around five weeks to arrive.

    The real hassle began when they arrived in Thailand. I had to produce all kinds of documents, then hire a company to handle the customs side of things. I think that all that cost me around 10,000 baht.

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    Re: International Shipping, Slow but Cheap

    Yes Welsh. That jogged my memory of trying to get my stuff thru customs after moving back from Saudi. What a Royal pain in the ass that was!

    But,...three trips, ten needless papers in triplicate, three bribes and a special declarations form later (all of which they said wouldn't be needed when we were shipping from Al Saud naturally) and we were finally all set.

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    Re: International Shipping, Slow but Cheap

    Oh, Ent...one thing for sure. Put in a very detailed list (i.e. two blue shirts, 1 Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, etc.) of what's in each crate/box and retain one for yourself to use when you go pick up your stuff upon arrival. It will make things much easier.

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