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  • Arsalan Lavang
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Shipping by Boat
« on: March 15, 2007, 02:11:33 pm »
Does anyone have info about shipping things by boat, and how long it normally takes to send items to Canada?  I was thinking of sending a big box back, but it all depends on the time limitations.
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Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 08:51:51 am »
Hey
It takes about 2-3 months...or less.  If there is room on the plane, they will ship it air mail, but I don't think this happens very often.  It is also really really cheap.  I've shipped a few things by boat and have been really surprised by the price everytime!


Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 10:21:03 am »
Hahaha... yeah nothing over 2 to 3 months.  I got mine in just over a month when I sent stuff home in August.  I just walked into the post office with my packed box of things, filled out a form, and in my broken Korean basically conveyed the words "slow" and "not expensive".  It was a smallish box, (maybe 1 foot wide by 2 feet long by 6 inches tall) but it was really heavy because it contained a lot of books... it was maybe 22,000 won to send home... a LOT cheaper than the overage fee for baggage at the airport.



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Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007, 02:55:10 pm »
and what about sending large things?  like bicycle?  or scooter for that matter ( i dont need to know that one, but someone i know does)...any word on these things? 
Thanks!


  • donuts
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Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 11:59:20 am »
For those of you who know...


Can you bring in your own box to ship things home, or does it have to be the boxes they have at the post office? Also which is the biggest box they have at the post office and how big is it??

thankss


  • Ilikebunny
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Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 12:18:56 pm »
Another question to add onto this... can you ship luggage home by boat?

I want to travel when my contracts done, but I have a couple pieces of expensive luggage that I would like to keep, but aren't practical to travel with... I'm sure a few other people have had to deal with this problem.

What are some solutions you've come up with? And how much did they cost?


  • ADB123
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Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2011, 03:29:17 pm »
I bought a very special gift for my family from Thailand and the box got lost. I am very upset. The box was on a ship and made it to the U.S. and never reached my house.......


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Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011, 07:57:04 am »
Another question to add onto this... can you ship luggage home by boat?

I want to travel when my contracts done, but I have a couple pieces of expensive luggage that I would like to keep, but aren't practical to travel with... I'm sure a few other people have had to deal with this problem.

What are some solutions you've come up with? And how much did they cost?

I'm curious to know the answer to this as well.


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Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2011, 07:58:42 am »
I remember when my friends where shipping stuff home they had to abandon their luggage because of space issues. However,  I cannot for the life of me remember if it was shipping by boat or by plane.


Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2011, 03:10:08 pm »
Does anyone know what the cheap rate is called in Korean?? 


  • Gokseongwaygook
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Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2011, 03:41:05 pm »
Not sure but has anyone of you guys looked into shipping containers? I mean I know they're big and bulky, but maybe also talk to some business owners who import, they might be able to give you some ideas about shipping into canada. I would imagine anything is possible. You just have to get it on the boat and off the boat. Logistics are tough with it. Good luck for things that don't go via post office. I totally understand. Thought about even traveling via boat home, but that's another topic. =)


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Re: Shipping by Boat
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2011, 12:44:13 pm »
Listen--- I shipped a box of a very novel gift to my family and the box got LOST. The postman said to me "Oopsoyo" when I inquired about it. The box is now gone forever. It got lost. Spend the extra bucks and ship it by AIRMAIL !!!!!