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  • lewisafc
  • Newgookin

    • 2

    • June 23, 2010, 09:16:01 am
    • Daejeon
Sending a 15-20kg parcel and my laptop back to the UK
« on: January 24, 2011, 10:55:44 am »
Hi,

When my contract is up in February I will be off travelling for a month before i head back home, but obviously don't want to lug all the junk i have accumulated from Korea in the last year with me.

What is the best (cheapest) way to send around a 15-20kg package bak to the UK?

I will also be sending my laptop back to the UK, whats the best/cheapest/safest way of doing this?

Cheers


  • DMZ
  • Super Waygook

    • 407

    • December 16, 2010, 08:34:43 pm
    • Incheon
Re: Sending a 15-20kg parcel and my laptop back to the UK
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 11:51:53 am »
The Korean post office is best. Make sure you ask them to ship it since that's the cheapest. Takes longer than airmail but since you'll be away for so long it won't really matter.


  • krtastic
  • Veteran

    • 94

    • September 01, 2010, 07:52:39 pm
    • Naju, South Korea
Re: Sending a 15-20kg parcel and my laptop back to the UK
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 12:33:20 pm »
Korean post office. But send it by boat, it's so much cheaper than airmail, it does however take awhile to get to its destination though. I shipped some stuff back last year and it took about 2 months, but only cost me 15000 won. Also, I recommend anything you are shipping to be put in plastic bags with a list of whats in each bag inside the box. Some of my boxes accidently got opened (due to rough handling on the boat) and I ended up with a random shoe and a few other odd things from someone else's package. If the boxes open, they just shove it in whatever box is closest unless there is a list.


Re: Sending a 15-20kg parcel and my laptop back to the UK
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 09:45:15 pm »
Regarding what Krtastic just said, I advise being incredibly liberal with the duct tape.

Also, if you're shipping a variety of things home, remember that wrapping precious items in lots of clothes makes for a decent mock-bubble wrap situation


  • debger
  • Waygookin

    • 13

    • March 22, 2010, 07:44:39 am
    • Seoul
Re: Sending a 15-20kg parcel and my laptop back to the UK
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 07:09:17 am »
I'm really nervous to send my laptop home via Korean Post based on some horror stories I've heard.  I'm going to check FedEx Kinkos this week to see how much they charge.  I don't minding paying the extra cash if I can for piece of mind.


  • aramella
  • Veteran

    • 168

    • September 15, 2010, 12:01:19 pm
    • Pohang, South Korea
Re: Sending a 15-20kg parcel and my laptop back to the UK
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 07:41:21 am »
You should probably hang onto the laptop.  I would never send mine through post.  You're asking for it to get stolen.


  • alanhunt
  • Explorer

    • 8

    • April 08, 2010, 08:38:03 am
    • Seoul
Re: Sending a 15-20kg parcel and my laptop back to the UK
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 01:46:22 pm »
Fedex the laptop. I think they have a special service for like $100.. the Korean post office is totally fine to ship with. I got some stuff in just over a month and delivered to my door. I thought the ship would have taken longer than it did...