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#1 of 5 Old 09-23-2013, 01:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello, MDC friends...

 

My children are grown.

 

I have passed baby, children, and adolescent things on to others as my need for these things passed.

 

I have a girly desk and nightstand that I would like to pass to my brother's daughter.  It is in very good condition and has been through five children over the past 45 years.

 

However, I am in CA and my brother is in MI.

 

How can I send these slightly loved items to my niece for a reasonable price?

 

Estimates from moving companies are $1000 +; UPS, FedEX, USPS, etc. are too high.  Should I just take it as baggage on the plane when I travel there next year?


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Can you take it apart and send it in several flat rate boxes?


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First does the child want these things?  Shipping is expensive, anyway you look at it.  Fed Ex, UPS etc go by size and weight, so if there is a way to dis-assemble and ship that would be best (again assuming the child wants the items).  taking furniture as 'luggage' probably isnt a good idea.  Its not going to fit on the plane with you and who knows what would happen as checked baggage.

 

Possibly you can find someone via craigslist who is moving or traveling that way who has room for your items?


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There are some freight companies that can ship larger items like furniture for less.    Forward Air I believe is one my parents have used to send furniture from the midwest to us in the PNW.  Sometimes you have to construct your own pallet/crate (though you could probably pay someone more to do it for you) and we had to pick up the shipment from them near the airport.  Another time we payed extra for a different company to pick up the shipment and deliver it to our house.

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Thank you for the important points.

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