The Average Cost of Sending Big Crates to a Foreign Country?

Do you know approximately how much it would cost to have a crate about the size of a bed that weighs a couple hundred pounds sent to the Philipines?
Or to send a crate like this halfway around the world, do you know what the cost would come to?
If you don't know and had to guess, would it cost over two thousand dollars?
Thank you in advance.
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try asking at http://freightquote.com
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On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 15:23:36 -0700 (PDT), Chris Tsao

Contact your local Crate n Freight. It won't cost much if you ship to the Philippines; from the Philippines.
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Twin bed or king sized? Could easily cost that much. Are you sending it air freight or by ship in a container? What about duty and customs? Once at the dock or airport, there are other costs in having it delivered so money can be saved if the recipient can pick up something that large. Are there restrictions on the wood used in the crate? Some countries require fumigation and certification of the wood to avoid parasites.
You'd be far better off contacting a freight forwarder for information.
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I will have a whole apartment worth of stuff to ship (everything except my furniture) that I will have collected for about sixty years, so I could use both. If I ship anything, I won't need to do it for about seventeen years (give or take), but I am planning ahead in order to ease my mind.
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On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 15:23:36 -0700 (PDT), Chris Tsao

Generally speaking by boat is not that expensive, maybe a couple hundred bucks or less. Takes up to 2 months. Air freight can cost as much as a small used car but will get there in a week or so.
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On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 15:23:36 -0700 (PDT), Chris Tsao

Surface shipping? I think it will be much less than that. 500 or 300 or less? Let us know when you find out for sure.
Mew stuff or used inside?

Don't get excited until you finish reading, and maybe not even then.
About 15 years ago, I sent about 30 cartons of books and household goods to Switzerland. It was packed by my friend in cardboard boxes. It covered a whole pallet and was abou 40 inches high. They shrinkwrapped it. I think it was about 200 pounds and cost about 200 dollars, AIR freight and then all the way to her door, far less than the price I got when I started looking around. I took everything down to the freight section of the airport, and I realized I could have just started by going there and going door to door for a company that shipped things to Switzerland. (They told me they would have picked it up at my house for 10 dollars!!!!)
Last year I wanted to ship something and I went down to the airport to find a company that went where I wanted. The company I had used before was gone altogether, but it turns out since 9/11, you need to have an account with a company now. You need to be a regular shipper, one whom they checked out I guess when you first signed up, to ship with these companies.
They said all I would be able to use from the US was UPS, FEDEX, and the US Postal Service.
It looks from the prior posts that they exaggerated, but maybe not.
Here's what I found in google for Freight n Crate: http://www.freightncrate.net/profile.html "Our clients range in size from small, to national and high profession multinational companies" I wonder if "small" is still bigger than you, Chris. Oren, they will still take individual shippers that they've never met before?
The website mentions offices in the US, but doesn't give any addresses, only an address and phone and fax and email in Bangladesh. http://www.freightncrate.net/contact.html
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wrote:

mm,
I thought I was being generic, using crate n freight - not company specific and you find a freight n crate company. :)
I used a local company, about 5 years ago. We shipped a master bedroom set (family heirloom) from NV to NJ. I had the pieces outside, cleaned and ready for the company. They did not crate on premises but wrapped the furniture in plastic. The company crated the furniture, shipped to NJ and delivered to the house. I would have to ask the bride for the company name or cost. It is not the company in the link.
I was introduced to a man that is building a house (owner build). He owns a crating and freighting business franchise.
I made a call and the company is called - Craters & Freighters .
http://www.cratersandfreighters.com/cf/services.do
By Zip Code.
http://www.cratersandfreighters.com/cf/locations.do
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That's pretty funny.
And I didn't even notice that the two verbs were reversed. freightncrate

That should benefit the OP.
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Thank you to all. I will get a quote from one of the above links. I won't need to ship anything for about seventeen years, but I'm going to need to ship a whole bunch of huge crates to either the Philippines or French Guyana and the stress of wondering whether it's going to cost an arm and a leg has been on my mind a few days out of every week for about a year and a half.
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On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 18:46:38 -0700 (PDT), Chris Tsao

You certainly plan ahead.
If you have this much time, you could cut everything into small pieces and mail them in envelopes, maybe one a day.
Re-assembling them would give you a way to spend your time when you got there.

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Chris Tsao wrote: ...

Well, what somebody tells you now won't be of much use by then, ... ...

I've heard of going out of one's way to find things to worry over, but that definitely takes the prize.
Chill, dood; you may not even be around in 17 years to have to deal w/ it. :)
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Planning ahead is important. Right now, it is only 4:10 PM, yet I've taken some meat out of the freezer for dinner. Based on the logic of the OP, I'm going to do a meal planner and shopping lists for the next 17 years. I'm not taking any chances to be out of an ingredient come September 16, 2015. No, wait, the world is coming to an end in 2012. Never mind.
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This is bad news. But maybe it's cheaper to send things in a bunch of small boxes than in giagantic ones, so it won't matter all that much?
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