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Author Topic: I want to ship my stuff to Korea as cheaply/slowly as possible (from USA)  (Read 328 times)

Offline Tyedude

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I have lived in Korea for many years now.  My parents are getting up in age and i still have quite a few personal belongings that, if I don't ship to Korea soon, will be thrown out when they downsize their living space.  I want to ship to Korea but can't find any info that is not express air shipping.  I don't care if these things take months to arrive I just want them out of my parents house.  I am visiting them in February to help them prepare their things to move and would like to ship my things at that time as well.  Anyone have any ideas?

Offline SeoulAlone

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Try Parcel Monkey, NEX shipping, DHL, FedEX, UPS, OhMyZip, Box Oregon etc.  You can negotiate the price.  They'll send it freight if you ask them to.

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Try the post office. You'll want to send it by ship. It will take a while but that's definitely the cheapest method.

Offline Andyman

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I don't think the post office does sea shipping any more. They don't to Europe, anyway. I also recommend Parcel Monkey. I got something sent to Korea from the UK for about 1/3 the price of the default shipping option.

Also, there are companies that specialize in sending stuff on cargo ships, but you'll pay quite a high minimum fee, as they basically rent you a container cube in just a few standard sizes. It can work out economically if you have a lot of stuff and can cleverly fit it into the cube, but it's not a good option if you're leaving the cube half empty.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2019, 07:26:27 AM by Andyman »

Offline ECG

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is there a thread about this but sending stuff by freight from Korea to USA?

Offline b of nc

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is there a thread about this but sending stuff by freight from Korea to USA?

You should be able to just go to a post office and ask about "surface shipping"
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Usps got rid of surface transport for packages a few years ago. Now only priority mail.