Shipping belongings from USA to Australia

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jordanva

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Hi,

I am seeking advice on the best way I could get stuff shipped from USA to Australia. I have been living over in the United States and will be returning back to Australia soon but was wondering how I could get my stuff from my apartment to Australia and roughly the cost and timing of shipping these items. I have tried to sell the majority of my stuff but there are a new bits a pieces which I dont want to part with and want to bring back to Australia. I am looking at bringing home 5 large suitcase sized items, a table and 50" TV.

Any advice on companies I should contact or previous experiences would be great. I am also wondering what a rough price would be as obviously if its going to cost an arm and a leg then I will try and sell all of it!

Thanks everyone!
 

Mark3000

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Doesn't help shipping...but would TV work here? Different plug and all that...

Yes it would work, just bend the plugs or use an adaptor. Given how fast TVs are improving though, I would think you would be much better off selling it and buying a new one instead of spending money on freight along with the risks that the screen may be damaged
 

Mark3000

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Hi,

I am seeking advice on the best way I could get stuff shipped from USA to Australia. I have been living over in the United States and will be returning back to Australia soon but was wondering how I could get my stuff from my apartment to Australia and roughly the cost and timing of shipping these items. I have tried to sell the majority of my stuff but there are a new bits a pieces which I dont want to part with and want to bring back to Australia. I am looking at bringing home 5 large suitcase sized items, a table and 50" TV.

Any advice on companies I should contact or previous experiences would be great. I am also wondering what a rough price would be as obviously if its going to cost an arm and a leg then I will try and sell all of it!

Thanks everyone!

I used Fedex and it was expensive. Plus you need to have someone come to the airport and clear it through customs which is a big pain.
 

RooFlyer

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When I had to ship a bunch of clothes and other things from the U.S. I priced Fedex and the like, and U.S. Postal Service. Post won hands down, especially as time wasn't a factor.

Could be OK for the suitcase type stuff. Maybe for other stuff if packed well.

Re TV . If it's internationally compliant, may be ok in Oz, but if made in US, may not be. A few years back I shipped a US desktop computer and used with an adapter etc. Ok for a year, then caught fire!
 

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Fly me over and back in business class and I'll bring three suitcases of stuff for you ;)
 

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Fly me over and back in business class and I'll bring three suitcases of stuff for you ;)

Heck, I'll even do it in First.

Seriously do not think it is even worth considering shipping the television. They're getting cheaper here and I reckon the shipping cost would exceed the cost of a new unit.
 

diningdecadence

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we brought back 10 boxes/ suitcases 2 years ago on Qantas at $120/box. only had to pay for 6 given our luggage allowances. was cheaper than what was quoted to us by US Postal Service, FEDEX, UPS etc. not much help for a table and TV sorry.
 
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