Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#79161 - 01/25/04 06:37 PM Anyone used Onebin?
jsbfan Offline
My Belizean husband and I live in Texas, but his son still lives on the Island. We have sent him gifts, clothes, etc. via FedEx, but each package costs about $250 to ship. Plus the customs folks charge about the cost of the items when it reaches Belize City.

We have heard about Onebin from an Island resident, but I am curious about any shipping from the States experiences you have had.

Info on Onebin or alternatives is appreciated.

Thanks!

Top
#79162 - 01/25/04 08:05 PM Re: Anyone used Onebin?
klcman Offline
if it's costing you $250 PLUS nearly 100% duty, would it not make more sense, and get a little family time in simultaneously, to buy him a r/t ticket & he brings the stuff back in himself?
_________________________
_ _ _ _ _ _ _________________ _ _ _ _ _ _
But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman

Top
#79163 - 01/25/04 11:06 PM Re: Anyone used Onebin?
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Why not just use U.S. mail? Pretty reliable, though it takes longer if you are shipping to San Pedro instead of Belize City.

--Lan Sluder
_________________________
Lan Sluder/Belize First
http://www.belizefirst.com

Top
#79164 - 01/26/04 02:36 AM Re: Anyone used Onebin?
jsbfan Offline
Lan - I'm honored that you responded to my question!

How long does a package take to get to San Pedro? Assume we use air or whatever the quickest way is.

Thanks!

Top
#79165 - 01/26/04 05:11 PM Re: Anyone used Onebin?
Katie Valk Offline
Onebin gives you an address and phone number in the US and is affliated with the same people who run Fed Ex in Belize. Contact Laura Esquival at Onebin for more info. This is a great service for Belize people who do not have US based credit cards.
_________________________
Belize based travel specialist
www.belize-trips.com
info@belize-trips.com

Top
#79166 - 02/12/04 02:41 AM Re: Anyone used Onebin?
jsbfan Offline
And now for the follow-up...

We sent the package with about $400 worth of stuff via US Mail Express Package service. It cost $55 for the multi-pound package, we could track the package's progress, and it arrived on San Pedro in 3 days. The customs charge was $50 instead of the usual 100% charged through FedEx.

I'll be using the mail to send future packages.

Top
#79167 - 02/12/04 02:54 AM Re: Anyone used Onebin?
Sam Scuba Offline
I'm changing the subject slightly, but I'm curious about customs charges for packages going to San Pedro. I have mailed packages by U.S. mail to San Pedro residents and put amounts on the customs declarations (maybe $50 or $100). Do people get charged when they receive the package based on the declarations? How much would someone have to pay for a package declared to be worth $100?

Top
#79168 - 02/12/04 06:53 PM Re: Anyone used Onebin?
Anonymous
Customs duty is often less when stuff comes in by mail rather than freight. Obviously it has to be small enough. Clearing customs for freight is usually expensive, always slow, and very tiresome. Although I've twice had things never arrive when I used mail - once in each direction. I used Onebin once and it was easily the least painful import experience I've had, both re efficiency and import duty charges - I'll certainly use them next time.

Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 22 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,675 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,058 Topics
462,302 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.