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Custom's Fees on Balikbayan Boxes?

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SkyMan
53 minutes ago, JamesMusslewhite said:

True, we shipped 42 at once and was the talk of the community...

With the current focus on BBBoxes that could be dangerous.  I've sent as many as 7 and I kind of regretted sending the 7 all at once after I sent them.  But they all arrived fine.  Latest irregular shipment was 3 boxes and a crate.  The crate was about 6' X 4' X 2'.

The only time I've had box damage was when I didn't fill it tight enough inside because of clothes or something.  The more they are stuffed the better they will survive on the bottom of a stack of boxes.

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towboat72

Box shipped from cal on July 28, received yesterday in great shape

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bounder

I have shipped balikbayan boxes from Chicago for over seven years.  Only had one inspected.  It had a sealed quart freezer bag of Marigold seeds and US Customs cut open the side of the box to inspect them.  Other than that one occurrence, have never had a problem with shipping boxes.  And yes, you need to pack them tight and I reinforce them with duct tape on all sides.

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