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Just wanted to ask a question.My girlfriend's parents live in trento,agusan del sur. I would like to send her father a couple hats(reds,bengals and cowboys) and some sunglasses. I have heard that post office goes thru boxes. Not sure if true. What way would someone ship something and feel comfortable that it gets there?Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated.

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Send some MORE*  :)  when you send anyway, and send it with Balinkbayan Box**.   Such are send using transport companies and get through (almost) allways.  I guess it WOULDN'T cost more than sending the smaller package by mail. 

 

*E g some USED hand tools, Such cost normaly almost nothing in a garage/carbooth sale in our home countries , but are better quality than much NEW in Phils.   Check though what's allowed to send in BBs.

 

**They have (almost) no weight limit, and NO extra cost for higher weight.

 

A disadvantage though, they are cheap because they are coordinated with other BBs to containers, which normalt make it can take some months.

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should of stated sending from states.wondering what company to use from states. Does anyone know if they go to america?

Sorry.

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My-shoppingbox.com ships air freight direct to anywhere in the Philippines for $5.99 per lb for most items. Takes about 2-3 weeks once they receive it. They had some problems just before xmas but seem to have it sorted out. I've been using them for more than 3 years. Keep the box as small as possible.

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Honestly, for light weight items. DHL.

 

They have a series of boxes good for things like hats and sunglasses.

For bigger stuff, i agree that a balikbayan box is best. LBC are a well known name and they probably have an agency with your nearest Pinoy store....

 

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I have heard that post office goes thru boxes. Not sure if true

 

Yes, the Post office goes through boxes, but in your presence. This is MY EXPERIENCE anyway. I receive a notice through regular mail (like a certified letter receipt in the states). I then go to the post office, hand over the receipt, they get the package and open it in front of me. If  I am receiving something from Amazon for example, they then look at the receipt and charge me VAT (sales tax) which I have to pay before I get the package. If it is multiple items that does not have a receipt with it, they have a book that shows estimated value and you pay tax on that. If its just a hat or two, they look for contraband, give it to you and your on your way

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