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#21 TammyWright


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Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:49 AM

on the forum, it is really not recommended to ship anything down to the resort...i know...i also tried to ship some items for my OOT bags and they never made it...it happens often.

...BUT if you insist on shipping items their are broekrs that can assist you. the resort wedding coordinator gave us the name of a company that works in cabo but i do not know of one in cancun...

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#22 Meyer2010

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    Posted 20 October 2009 - 02:47 AM

    Originally Posted by diamondpooch
    Burned That's horrible!!!! I'm so sorry!

    Has anyone shipped to Mexico successfully? I'm planning on shipping my OOT bag contents and Centerpiece contents down there and this makes me soooooo nervous.
    To tell you the truth, I've only heard bad things about shipping to Mexico unfortunately! I'm not taking the chance! I would be sick to my stomach if I shipped things down there and something like this happened! I think it is worth "checking" another suitcase and possibly cheaper. Check with your airlines to see what it would cost to bring an extra suitcase. It might save you trouble and will be stress free!

    Thanks for sharing your story, it really helps us brides know the "what if's" and how we can learn from this. Good Luck with the rest of your planning!

    #23 Meyer2010

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      Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:29 AM

      Originally Posted by maryeric
      I have heard if anything is made in China...it won't make it in Mexico!
      My WC actually told me that every FedEx or DHL package coming into Mexico will be opened at custom..even if it is just an envelope.
      The good thing my WC found eveything I wanted locally or in Mexico city and it was actually cheaper
      Yeah, but I was told as long as you have receipts then you are okay. Just pack it in your carry on luggage. Think about it, mostly EVERYTHING is MADE IN CHINA... ha-ha! I live in China and I have barely bought anything in the U.S. hee-hee

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      #24 diamondpooch

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        Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:31 AM

        Ok, I'm not shipping anything now. I'm going to bring another suitcase..... or three :)
        So, as far as the made in china thing, they would never know that unless there was a sticker , right

        #25 Meyer2010

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          Posted 20 October 2009 - 11:24 AM

          Yes, I think it would be a good idea to remove the "Made in China" sticker just to be safe! I think the main thing the customs dept. in Mexico is worried about is if they think you will resell all of your items. So just make sure to explain to them you are getting married and these are your gifts for your guests.

          Good Luck!

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          #26 NaM

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            Posted 20 October 2009 - 11:29 AM

            What a terrible story! SO SORRY this happened and thanks for being positive and sharing the story.
            I always thought to WCs were saying not to ship because they didn't want to be responsible for the contents but now I know there is much more to it....

            Sorry again! Did you at least have insurance on the shipment??

            #27 lisa_k

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              Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:10 PM

              Wow, that is so horrible. I'm sorry to hear about the lost stuff. I was thinking about shipping my OOT bags down, but now I'm going to bring them with me in my luggage. Plus, the shipping costs are outrageous!

              My wedding coordinator told me to just make sure to rip off any labels or tags that say "Made in China". I ordered a bunch of paper lanterns that I am carrying down with me and they are made in China. So I'm just going to take them out of their packaging before bringing them down with me. Just to be on the safe side.

              #28 damaris

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                Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:33 PM

                wow sorry to hear I was also planning on shipping stuff down, but since I have at minimum 8 family members traveling down on my same flight, I will have to call in favors
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                #29 finleys7

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                  Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:28 AM

                  FYI ~
                  Receipts are always a good thing too!

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                  #30 EmenGeeRoxx

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                  Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:09 PM

                  I don't believe they burned it. They probably made it into someone's home. I don't think I will be shipping anything down now.

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