Question by John V: How does one go about shipping a desktop computer internationally?
I would like to ship one or more desktop computers from the United States to Peru. I would like the computers to arrive in Peru in May or June. What is the best way to package a computer so that it won’t get damaged while being shipped? Also, what company/organization should I use to ship the computers if I want to keep the cost as low as possible?
Answer by Israel P
A) Have it packaged professionally.
B) Use a MAJOR Carrier (FedEx, UPS) that guarantee point to point International Delivery.
C) Beware Customs fees, on both sides.
I once sent a computer to South America. It cost me $ 185 to send it “Cargo”. Then when it got there, they (The Post Office in Paraguay) wanted another $ 150 before releasing the package to my wife’s cousin – crooked jerks!
Needless to say, I did not apply the 3 rules above.
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