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Old 16th November 2011, 04:32 AM
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I think that's a recent change as you used to be able to send larger parcels. Most annoying for me too as my brother and sister-in-law live in the US.

Your only option is then to use a courier company. You'll have to shop around for the best rates and you may get a corporate rate if you use them regularly.

If anyone finds a good way of sending packages to the US I'd love to know too.
Hi All,

I've picked up stuff online from all over the place (mostly ebay) and had it delivered to my P.O. Box in Dubai at very reasonable costs (you can't get better than free shipping!)

For sending stuff, if Emirates post is charging unjustifiable amounts, I would recommend hunting around for a cheap courier company, not DHL, UPS or even Aramex as they too have recently upped their rates, specially to other countries.

I had sent a purchased item back to the seller in the US as it did not fit the description and obviously had to bear the shipping cost myself, I have mentioned their contact details below.

The downside to picking a relatively unknown courier company are quite obvious:
- Might take longer that the well-known companies (Actually come to think about it, my parcel actually reached the states faster than Aramex had estimated)
- No frequent updates to the status of your shipment
There may be more, but only experience will tell... Try small shipments first, then move up to bigger/more valuable stuff

Advantages:
- Prices are negotiable - Don't settle for the first fee/price they tell you. Unlike the reputed courier companies, they can reduce their margin if they can get you as a customer
- There are M-A-N-Y such private courier companies, so shop around , use the directory and you'll be surprised with the difference in shipping costs.

The company I used:
Fast Courier Services
Contact person: Basit
050 8804309
04 2265437

All the best!
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