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Old 13th February 2016, 11:28 AM
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So, after a couple of years in Dubai, I've decided it's time to head back to the UK.

Going to try to flog most of my stuff before I go, but considering sending my tv and soundbar back home.

Any suggestions for reliable companies to do this through?

I'll get a few quotes, but have heard that it'll probably cost more to ship these things back than just buy again in the UK.

Any tips from anyone that has done, or knows someone that has done, similar?

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Bubble wrap them and take them on the plane as cargo?

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Bubble wrap them and take them on the plane as cargo?
Thanks; will look into that. Is that a genuine, viable alternative?

I don't have the box for my tv anymore, so was hoping somebody would come and box it up somehow.

Beginning to think it might just be easier/better/cheaper to sell it before I leave and just take the hit on a low-ball offer. Can always buy new stuff in the UK.

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Cheapest possibility:

Send it by normal post (EPG), calculate the rate here:

https://www.epg.ae/esvc/services/mai...TECALC&lang=en

Example:

200cm x 100 cm x 30 cm (big TV )
30 kg
Dubai - UK
673 AED

To my mind, it will not be cheaper with a forwarding company because you will have to pay for the transport to the harbour, packing, document fees, customs agent fees etc etc etc

I frequently send large items to Europe, and I just use EPG because you can just go there and send the stuff without having to grapple with customs, documents etc. And it's cheaper.

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That is very cheap! Think I might have problems without the to box and assuming insurance is needed too.

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Speaking as someone who was in the business I think the risk outweighs the benefits (even with insurance).

Not worth the hassle for something that you can buy new over there that COMES WITH A GUARANTEE, which your current one probably won't be valid in the UK.

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Speaking as someone who was in the business I think the risk outweighs the benefits (even with insurance).

Not worth the hassle for something that you can buy new over there that COMES WITH A GUARANTEE, which your current one probably won't be valid in the UK.
Thanks; you're probably right. I'll just try to sell it before I leave and see what I can get for it I guess.

If all else fails, I'll probably just leave it with my cousin and he can bring it back whenever he decides it's time to head home.

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