Adventurer Posted January 31, 2012 Posted January 31, 2012 (edited) I'm trying to figure out if it is worth me sending a Balikbayan box?My situation is that I will travel to Cebu in about a month and I have been planning to for sometime but I had to get a lot of things sorted out here etc since I want to live there for at least 2 years.I have sold off most of my things here in Australia so I don't have a lot of things sitting around in storage plus I can do with the extra cash from selling a few things on Ebay etc.When I get there I have a girl to meet but there is no plans yet and I will be just taking each day as it comes. Ideally I would like to find a nice place to live by a beach and have a little bit of land to grow some veggies and fruit etc and live a simple provincial life with my girlfriend.What I'm thinking is that I could send a Balikbayan box with a few things but only send it to the LBC depot and not to an address at this stage. I would send it just before I head off so it will not get there for about 2 months after I arrive anyway and by then I should know where I will be living etc so I could pick it up from LBC and take it to where I'm living. I guess I would need to hire a vehicle as well to pick it up.So what I'm thinking of putting the following things in the box which would have to be a custom size one since it will be bigger than normal:1 x Mountain Bike (good quality one)1x Samsung 32" LCD TVother bits and pieces....I would have to dismatle the bike and really protect the TV as well with padding etc.So I would like to ask members, do you think it is worth it to send a box with my mountain bike and TV? The bike cost me about $1600 AU about 3 years ago, if i sold it now I would be lucky to get $600. If I purchased one like it there it could cost me 40,000 pesos or more. With the TV, it also was a good quality one I purchased about 3 years ago, they actually still sell this model in Cebu for about 40,000 pesos so it would be a way to save some money to not have to buy these things again when I'm there. If I sold the TV here I would be lucky to get about $250.Or is it just not worth it, especially since I won't know where I could be living, I could end up living on another island like Bohol or something and it might be hard to transport the Balikbayan box from Cebu to Bohol etc... Edited January 31, 2012 by Adventurer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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