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    These folks just opened an office in Jarabacoa. Stopped in and found they work similar to EPS and Business Mail, but charge only RD$145lb. to ship from Miami. That's a savings.

    Who can offeer feedback about these guys (yes, I know they are a subsidiary of a big Dominican company.)

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    it works very well in sosua, although prices have risen quite a lot in the last few months- it is in the western union office here I dont know how it works where you are- very reliable they even phone me when the package arrives eventhough you can track it yourself on line

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    Thats $3.85 a pound!!! Expensive I think. Did you or have you checked out CPS on Calle 7 in the Jardines???

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    i often use it to buy stuff and bring down to DR, if it is not too heavy then is cool but they also charge for transportation - to san pedro- and that usually put the price litle up. u can have an account with them which is free, u only need to pay when u use it, so try it it works for some stuff... they never lost any of my packages but one time i had a very small box and they charged me around 2000.00dop cause i forgot to put the casillero # and they had to "find" and "handle with care"... but overall is not so bad.

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    I've used them for years in Santiago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    I've used them for years in Santiago.
    Whom have you used for years in Santiago Chip?

    This thread has been talking about at least 3 different shippers.

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    Freight Charges only for the following according to their charts:

    Lbs...BM/Mail----Lbs...E.P.S.
    1.00 $2.50---- 1.00 $4.75
    2.00 $5.00---- 2.00 $9.50
    ---------------- 2.99 $14.20
    3.00 $7.50---- 3.00 $13.50
    4.00 $10.00--- 4.00 $18.00
    ----------------- 4.99 $22.46
    5.00 $12.50--- 5.00 $20.50
    6.00 $15.00--- 6.00 $24.60
    7.00 $17.50--- 7.00 $28.70
    8.00 $20.00--- 8.00 $32.80
    9.00 $22.50--- 9.00 $36.90
    ----------------- 9.99 $40.96
    10.00 $25.00-- 10.00 $36.50
    11.00 $27.50-- 11.00 $40.15
    12.00 $30.00-- 12.00 $43.80
    13.00 $32.50-- 13.00 $47.45
    14.00 $35.00-- 14.00 $51.10
    ----------------- 14.99 $54.71
    15.00 $37.50-- 15.00 $50.25
    16.00 $40.00-- 16.00 $50.25
    17.00 $42.50-- 17.00 $53.60
    18.00 $45.00-- 18.00 $56.95
    19.00 $47.50-- 19.00 $60.30
    ----------------- 19.99 $63.65
    20.00 $50.00-- 20.00 $60.00
    21.00 $52.50-- 21.00 $63.00
    22.00 $55.00-- 22.00 $66.00
    23.00 $57.50-- 23.00 $69.00
    24.00 $60.00-- 24.00 $72.00
    25.00 $62.50-- 25.00 $75.00
    26.00 $65.00-- 26.00 $78.00
    27.00 $67.50--27.00 $81.00
    28.00 $70.00-- 28.00 $84.00
    29.00 $72.50-- 29.00 $87.00
    30.00 $75.00--30.00 $90.00
    31.00 $46.50--31.00 $93.00
    32.00 $48.00-- 32.00 $96.00
    33.00 $49.50-- 33.00 $99.00
    34.00 $51.00--34.00 $102.00
    35.00 $52.50-- 35.00 $105.00
    36.00 $54.00-- 36.00 $108.00
    37.00 $55.50-- 37.00 $111.00
    38.00 $57.00-- 38.00 $114.00
    39.00 $58.50-- 39.00 $117.00
    40.00 $60.00-- 40.00 $120.00
    41.00 $61.50-- 41.00 $123.00
    42.00 $63.00-- 42.00 $126.00
    43.00 $64.50-- 43.00 $129.00
    44.00 $66.00-- 44.00 $132.00
    45.00 $67.50-- 45.00 $135.00
    46.00 $69.00-- 46.00 $138.00
    47.00 $70.50-- 47.00 $141.00
    48.00 $72.00--48.00 $144.00
    49.00 $73.50-- 49.00 $147.00
    ----------------- 49.99 $149.97
    50.00 $62.50-- 50.00 $140.00

    I will post their actual charts later today, in case I am wrong in my calculations.

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    I have used TransExpress for a couple of years on the north coast. It does seem that their prices have recently gone up. I have never had a problem receiving items sent with them. They are much faster than EPS. Setting up an account to receive packages is free, so you can try them and compare.

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    I'm pleased with TransExpress and Vimenca. Most times it clears their Florida location the same day it arrives, and then two days later is in Sosua. They notify you via email so you can track the package; and they automatically bill my Amex card so I don't have to pay on this end. They are available with an 800 number to talk, help, and advise. I once had an issue with something in my carton - I called it bug spray - they said it was hazardous material and was held up. I called and it was my error in the description, and the woman walked it through for me no problem.

    Yes, their prices have gone up, but their service is worth it until something else shows up as consistent and less expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantiagoDR View Post
    Whom have you used for years in Santiago Chip?
    Unlike you Don who does everything possible to make me look bad here on the forums my good friend Robert no doubt understood my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    Unlike you Don who does everything possible to make me look bad here on the forums my good friend Robert no doubt understood my post.
    I asked a very simple question Chip, from your post, I am not able to understand which shipper you are using.

    How is that making you look bad?

    You are the one that made the ambiguous post, not me, I only asked for clarification.


    am·big·u·ous/amˈbigyo͞oəs/Adjective
    1. (of language) Open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning.
    2. Unclear or inexact because a choice between alternatives has not been made.

    Business Mail - Shipping Charges

    0-30 lbs - $2.50 per pound

    31-49 lbs - $1.50 per pound

    50-69 lbs - $1.25 per pound

    70-and more lbs - $0.99 per pound

    What I am not sure of in my calculations is if you use all 4 rates consecutively if you say ship in 75 lbs.

    So Robert, tell us, which shipper is Chip using?

    I just have never learned to "read between the lines"............

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