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Mailing Packages

  • andysch

    Joined Travelfish
    1st April, 2008
    Posts: 6

    Hi, I will be spending two months traveling through Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. I am backpacking so I won't have room for a lot of extra goods. However, I am very exciting to shop and am thinking it would be best to mail things back to USA. Is sending packages home easy? Is if fairly inexpensive? I am assuming it may take a few months, but the packages will arrive arrive safe and sound, is this correct?

    Thank you!

    #1 Posted: 4/5/2008 - 12:06

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  • SBE

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    14th April, 2008
    Location Global Village
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    I recently sent a box of stuff back to Europe by surface mail from Thailand. I used the post office rather than a private firm. They said it would take 2-3 months to arrive but in fact it only took 6 weeks. No damage at all. Roughly 10kgs and it cost me a little over 2000B.

    #2 Posted: 4/5/2008 - 12:30

  • exacto

    Joined Travelfish
    12th February, 2006
    Posts: 2300
    Total reviews: 47

    We mailed a package back to the states from Nong Khai, Thailand, on our last trip. The package took about two months to arrive. It was a bit beat up on the outside, but the contents were fine. We paid about the same rates as SBE on a kilo to kilo basis (Our package was a bit smaller). It worked out well for us, and the cost of the postage was inexpensive compared to carrying those items with us for the next four weeks. Regards.

    #3 Posted: 5/5/2008 - 07:48

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