Is there an affordable, secure way to ship stuff abroad from ARG?

Masha

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I have been living in BA a while and I'm now taking off to travel to Brazil and then return to the United States. I accumulated enough stuff that I need to ship a large box or small suitcase home, but they only shipping services I've found (DHL, Luggage Express etc) list prices at anywhere from $400 to $500 USD! All I have is various used items such as clothing and books, but I don't want to get rid of all it.
Does anyone have ideas for affordable ways to send stuff abroad from Buenos Aires??
 

mendozanow

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Perhaps people should advise about the problems with customs (Aduana) shipping even used personal items out, as opposed to personal baggage. I have not done this first-hand, but the problems with Argentinean customs people have shared with me make me shudder. You may find that selling or giving it away may be a better option.
 

mini

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mendozanow said:
Perhaps people should advise about the problems with customs (Aduana) shipping even used personal items out, as opposed to personal baggage. I have not done this first-hand, but the problems with Argentinean customs people have shared with me make me shudder. You may find that selling or giving it away may be a better option.
I really don't understand what you are saying? Can you elaborate?


Masha, when I went to pick up a package the the retiro post office, I also wanted to mail out a letter so I went in the other building around the corner. In there I found a couple of Americans sending off their back packs. Maybe you could go down & talk to them or check out the post office website.
 

French jurist

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The way to go :
- Use Correo Argentino, with the certificada option (keep the XX1234567AR number for tracking purposes).
- Since you´ll likely ship more than two kilos, you have to send the box from the Centro Postal Internacional located in Retiro (up to 2 kilos from any postal office).
- Bring the box unsealed because a custom agent will inspect it.

For prices, check here and look for "impreso certificado"
http://www.correoargentino.com.ar/precios/pre-i-po.php#ic

It´s safe that way
 
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