For those shipping to our fellow members in Iraq, Do you know the prices for shipping to APO'S ? is it diffrent from shipping direct to Iraq? How much should I expect to pay for a Piroty box that would cost local $4.60??
I was really suppriesd how un expensive shipping to these boys and girls are.
Tips to sending ANYTHING to Iraq:
1) Check at your local PO for a specific "flat rate military box" I belive it is 9-10 bux.You can send heavy items, and it will not go over the flat rate
2) Write the address very clearly, the sorting system when it gets here is haphazzard.
3) If there is something valuable, try not to list it on the form, because I have seen boxes get "taken" by accident
4) If sending cigars, a water pillow, or something like that is absolutely required. It gets hot and dry extremely quick.
Ok, There is allways a first time and I just hit it.
I just got back from the PO. I hope it dosn't travel around the world before it gets to a fellow bolt in Iraq. I just wish I can block him from entering this thread, so when he gets the box he will be suppriesd. I know he knows I'm sending something because I got his APO address,
I was really suppriesd how un expensive shipping to these boys and girls are. (Now the contents of the shippent is a diffrent story.)
Definitely use the APO/FPO Flat Rate box. Usually $8.95. Ask for them at the Post Office. If they don't have one, look the clerk directly in the eye and tell them "You are either for Freedom, or against it!" and stalk out without looking back.