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How to send/receive a used phone from USA to Europe, what about duties and tax? [closed]

A friend from the United States wants to give me a used phone, free of charge. The only cost that I should be concerned with are the duties/VAT, I think (Poland). How should we send/declare the ...
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Is there a fare aggregator for shipping like there is for personal travel?

I've recently been faced with the challenge of shipping my personal effects, and was missing a web-based service I would think should exist. Ticket fare aggregators - for passenger carriage - are ...
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How do you pack a flat-panel display without a custom-fitting box? [closed]

I have a flat-panel display (a computer monitor, but it might have been a TV for the purposes of this question) - but I don't have the box in which I got it, with the styrofoam support structure for ...
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Mid-to-long-term storage options in Israel

Suppose I ship some personal belongings - say, 3-4 m^3 - by sea to Israel, but I don't yet have an apartment to ship them to. Are there storage spaces I could rent at a reasonably low price, on a ...
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How can I get my stuff to a Caribbean island?

I need to ship a lot of stuff to a Caribbean island, maybe half a container full of stuff. I realize that I can call a freight forwarder on the island and have them tell me what to do, but I would ...
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Shipping personal effects from USA to Italy

I am soon relocating from USA (New York, NY) to Italy. I have a bunch of personal effects (e.g., clothes, books, a game console, some souvenirs) that I would like to ship to Italy. I think I can fit ...
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Bringing personal electronics to the US

I am a German citizen and am going to have a 6-months internship in the US on a J-1 visa. I would like to take my personal computer rig with me, it consists of my MacBook Pro, two monitors and a few ...
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How should I move my personal belongings from Amsterdam to California?

I'm based in the Netherlands - Amsterdam, specifically - but there's a possibility that within a few months I would need to move to California (SF Bay Area). I don't intend to move furniture over, but ...
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Moving from North America to Europe with Desktop Computer

I'm relocating from the Toronto area to Amsterdam in a few months, and there's some things I'd like to bring with me. I'm already hitting my checked-luggage allowance on other stuff (most notably a ...
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Do I need to pay custom charges for moving my personal stuff from Europe to Japan?

I am relocating from Europe (Italy) to Japan, and I will ship most of my personal belongings to my new residence in Japan (a guesthouse in a research institute). Most of the boxes are filled with ...
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What are reliable ways to send mail from the EU to Russia?

It is known that the Russian Post Service (Почта России) is notoriously unreliable and slow. What are some other ways to send mail (envelope of documents or light parcel of small customs value) to ...
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What duty should I expect to pay on a used iMac from USA to Kenya? [closed]

I'm moving to Kenya in the next month, and I have an enormous 27" iMac. I want to take it with me (I'm a software developer), but I'm doubtful that I can fit it in my luggage, so I'm thinking of ...
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Cheapest way to ship three cubic meters from Oklahoma to Spain? [closed]

Related, but not sure they fit exactly: Transporting a large number of books from USA to UK Sending myself things from the US to Europe: how do import taxes work? I have maybe three cubic meters of ...
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What are the import charges or fees moving to the USA?**

What are the import charges or fees moving to the USA? Short Question: I will be moving to the USA on a K-1 Fiance(e) Visa in December, to then get a Green Card. I will be flying with some luggage ...
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Moving my bicycle to another country

Suppose I'm moving from one country to another one, on a different continent. I'm taking a flight with a bunch of suitcases; I may or may not send some boxes using a parcel service or the state post ...
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Customs requirements for shipping personal belongings from US to Canada via USPS

I am moving back to Canada (where I am a citizen) from the United States (where I have been working for two years under TN status). I have been planning to ship the majority of my personal belongings ...
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What is a cheap, safe way to ship 7 dogs from Brazil to Belgium?

I'm planning to move from Curitiba (Brazil) to Brussels (Belgium) by the end of the year, and have 7 dogs that I'd like to take with me. I'm looking for a cheap, reliable and safe way to transport ...
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Household goods shipping back to USA

I am moving back to the USA after a few decades living and working abroad. I have a question about shipping my kitchen stuff. Am I permitted to ship my kitchen spices? I have googled this and not ...
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Are ISAL M-bags (for shipping books abroad from USA) available for individuals?

I discovered with excitement a post describing ISAL M-bags to ship a large amount of books abroad from the US. However when looking at the USPS documentation indicated in the same post, ISAL M-bags ...
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What are customs requirements when transferring goods through Germany?

We are planning to move away from Switzerland and we would like to ship most of our belongings from Germany. We will have about 25 boxes to be shipped and I was wondering how to approach customs on ...
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How to recieve packages from overseas to AU [closed]

When living in a foreign country (in my case Australia), without a place at your residence to receive parcels you often have an option to get a parcel locker from the post office. However, the parcel ...
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Cheap way to move stuff from USA to Western Europe

We (two people) are moving to France from the USA. We can't carry all our stuff in suitcases, it's simply too much. What is the cheapest safe way to move things? Think the usual things one might ...
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Shipping, freight forwarding, or international moving company?

For a transatlantic move between North America and Europe, what are the pros and cons of the different alternatives for bringing my stuff? Assume the stuff I want to take fits in 6 moving boxes of ...
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What to consider when purchasing a mattress prior to an international move?

My wife and I are planning on moving abroad to West Africa in two years. We just got married in the U.S. and need to get a new mattress. We'd like to take our mattress with us to West Africa because ...
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Shipping Personal Items from Canada to the US

I initially studied in Canada and will now be shipping my stuff (mainly my clothes) to New York to continue my studies (as a student). I was told that I would have to complete the CBP 3299 form . I ...
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French Post: What is the difference between “post export” and “lettre prioritaire” [closed]

I am sending small items, less than 50 grams, from France to the US mostly, and normally use "lettre Prioritaire" which takes 1-4 weeks for 1.78 Euro. I just sent something "post export" for 6.73 ...
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Bringing or shipping all my stuff

When one wants to move across the Atlantic, from France to the US, what is authorized and what are the options to bring in a lot of stuff? I am not talking about furniture but about large suitcases. ...