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#11 Tropical Imaging

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    Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:54 PM

    oops double posted!

    #12 jenjoe08

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      Posted 20 February 2009 - 02:39 PM

      I asked our WC about this when we were down last week. She said to ship one month before we are scheduled to arrive and to make sure to include an invoice for each item in the box. It is expensive to ship to the Caribbean. I was alos advised to use DHL.

      #13 Tropical Imaging

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        Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:20 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by jenjoe08
        I asked our WC about this when we were down last week. She said to ship one month before we are scheduled to arrive and to make sure to include an invoice for each item in the box. It is expensive to ship to the Caribbean. I was alos advised to use DHL.
        jenjoe08 brings up a good point. If you do decide to ship, it is really important to use the company your WC or hotel recommends. Different islands have different quality of franchises. For instance here if you send UPS or DHL you may see the item 2-3 months later, we always ship via Fed ex to the T&C. Another island may be the opposite. Don't go with the cheapest option, go with the option the locals tell you to go with!

        Keep the original invoices, make a copy to go with the package and send a copy to the WC or person who will be clearing it. We usually send one invoice in the package and one to go with the package paperwork.

        #14 budgetjamaicabride

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          Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:37 PM

          Thanks for all the advice. It really clears things up... I guess we will be hauling it all with us. :)

          #15 handbagscentral

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            Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:30 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by budgetjamaicabride
            Thanks for all the advice. It really clears things up... I guess we will be hauling it all with us. :)
            That is your best bet, I have had some nightmares with customs not releasing shipments in a timely fashion, all it takes is for one careless agent in whatever island you are shipping to to lose the invoice and you have days of waiting. Not to mention duties and taxes.

            Also, if any of your party favors are going to be wrapped, you may want to wait until you arrive before you wrap them. Even if it is clear you may possibly run into an issue with tsa ripping stuff open.

            #16 Jennifer Davis

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              Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:38 PM

              There goes my idea of making up my gift bags, packing them in moving boxes already made up and shipping them fedex to the resort. Looks like we'll have a lot of luggage!

              #17 nikkib

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                Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:39 PM

                Great question. I was wondering the same thing. It seems like I have a million things to take down with me. I'll just have to make it work with my suitcases.

                #18 divadivine25

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                  Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:02 AM

                  I was hoping to give most of our items to our guests and leave the rest the items with my family members so maybe we can just pack them and carry them down with us. I don't think that there will be a ton of stuff, but I'd rather have my items with me, then to have to look for them when I get there :.)




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