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In a couple of months I plan to send some personal belongings from Vancouver to Massachusetts, US. The overall weight is below 100 kg (several boxes). Could someone recommend me the best way to do that? I do not move the entire apartment with furniture etc and not sure what "movers" company (or whatever it is) could deal with that <100kg weight.
Thanks in advance - I would appreciate any advice.


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Feb. 9th, 2014 02:27 am (UTC)
I had similar problem/task a few years back

I end up getting a flat rate from the moving company and actually shipped much more than i initially intended just because of the flat rate.
the point is - shipping a hundred kilograms could be as expensive as shipping a ton.

Another option could be finding someone who also is looking for the low weight shipment and combine shipments.
Feb. 9th, 2014 03:43 am (UTC)
I suspect I would drive down across the border and mail it from the US post office! Even the smallest packages cost SO MUCH to ship from here!
Feb. 9th, 2014 03:48 am (UTC)

Hmm, thanks for the idea - it worth considering...
Feb. 9th, 2014 03:55 am (UTC)
Ive done this when trying to just send a small gift to my sister - from here, everything seems to be about 40$ minimum - even when I was sending a 35$ shirt! Across the border, it was much cheaper. If you can fit it into their flat-rate boxes for the regular post office, it doesnt matter how heavy it is. If it's a larger, bulkier box to ship, you can try the UPS centers... But they charge an arm and a leg just to cross the border, so it's worth the trip if you have the time to drive the 40 minutes across that border-part yourself...
Feb. 9th, 2014 04:02 am (UTC)

Yeah, I know how cheap and versatile our post is. It's like sending to the back side of the Moon - 25 kg will cost several hundreds.
Feb. 9th, 2014 10:08 am (UTC)
If only postage was proportional to how much an item was worth instead of size/weight/destination/speed!
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