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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/16/2005 12:11:42 AM EDT
How much is it going to cost me for my father to send some of my personal items to Iraq, once i get there?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 2:30:57 PM EDT
It will go to an APO so it will just be normal US shipping rates, basically the rate from where he ships it from to NY is how it's figured.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:16:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stingerjg:
How much is it going to cost me for my father to send some of my personal items to Iraq, once i get there?

If the items are small enough, use flat-rate USPS boxes. Good pricing.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 4:45:51 PM EDT
Good. I was worried that it was going to cost me an arm and a leg to send an EOTech or other items halfway around the world. Thank god for APO addresses.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 5:07:20 PM EDT
Ya it's easy to get stuff sent over, when I was in Kosovo it took about two weeks normally and from what I've heard it's about the same to Iraq.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 11:44:50 PM EDT
make sure you put the base name and apo and NOT the country name (I.E. iraq or kuwait). That way the haji dont get ahold of it and pick through it.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:39:06 AM EDT
From US to Baghdad takes abotu 7-10 days priority. First class is longer.

Also, i've heard rumors that USPS would charge the flat rate amount for any size package going to an APO. Haven't been able to confirm that though.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 2:43:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:31:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:53:44 AM EDT
based on my experience here (leaving in a couple weeks!) some advice:
1) any item you own that is similar or identical to an issue item of high value(ie eotech) have a memo from your command indicating it is your personal property with serial number or a recipit showing you bought it. I loaned a trijicon to another troop and when he was rotating home customs confiscated it as stolen us property! apparnetly he could not prove it was not gov property.
2) many units are issuing lots of high value stuff here- like surefire flashlights, eotechs, etc. Travel light-you may find all the stuff you need sent to you is already here.
3) shipping is pretty cheap large boxes my wife sent only cost 10-15 per box shipping.
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