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Shipping question #499174
12/19/14 06:43 PM
12/19/14 06:43 PM
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Marius Offline OP
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Hi,

I am new to the board although I have been lurking for a bit.
We just came back from a great visit/exploratory tour of Belize, and has consequently decided to make San Pedro our home for at least a year, starting in June/July 2015.
Among the many things on our "to do list", I.e. Housing, school for kids etc etc are the following:
Do anybody have any suggestions of how we could ship some items from Northern California to San Pedro? Or Belize City? I assume there will be a couple of big boxes 2'x2'x2, weighing maybe 100lbs.
Appreciate any help
Thx,
Marius

Re: Shipping question [Re: Marius] #499175
12/19/14 07:46 PM
12/19/14 07:46 PM
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San Pedro Town - Ambergris Cay...
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Recently someone told me about shipping Greyhound. You might check into that.


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Re: Shipping question [Re: ScubaLdy] #499176
12/19/14 08:19 PM
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Marius Offline OP
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Thx, I just checked (I never knew they offered this) they seem to be shipping by air! US$1200 for a 100lbs box, wow! It would be cheaper to pay for a friends ticket + hotel to bring a couple of suitcases worth of stuff!

Re: Shipping question [Re: Marius] #499177
12/20/14 01:42 AM
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I ship stuff to Hyde Shipping in Miami and they ship it to Belize. I always have had good luck with them

Re: Shipping question [Re: Marius] #499185
12/20/14 04:07 AM
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Thanks Ron,
I will check with them.
Marius

Re: Shipping question [Re: Marius] #499190
12/20/14 05:54 AM
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check with these people out of Los Angeles:

belizeconciergeandshipping@gmail.com

Re: Shipping question [Re: Marius] #499191
12/20/14 06:17 AM
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Try https://www.facebook.com/shopandshipforyou . I've never used them . they are out of Los Angles . Maybe someone on the board has some information on them .

Re: Shipping question [Re: Marius] #499197
12/20/14 07:56 AM
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Hyde are the standard option for shipping just about everything Belize imports. Lots of other smaller options but Hyde are the big boys and based just North of Miami are a lot closer than many other options. You'll need a Customs Broker at this end to clear it out of Belize Port and will likely pay duty on everything - the initial experience and cost of this will more than likely shock you as the low end rate with all tax etc is 35%, applied on the shipping cost as well as the goods value. It is often just as easy and cheap to replace a lot of non personal items here.

Re: Shipping question [Re: Phil] #499217
12/20/14 04:41 PM
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Thank you everybody, this was very helpful.


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