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1. Posted by BowenH1 (Budding Member 30 posts) 6y

Hello all,

Little help needed with an issue i have in Chile-Argentina right now. The postage home to the UK from here is extortion.
5k in a box home is 287 Argentine Peso! They have no shipping to make it cheaper.
After Arg i go to Uruguay, then Brazil. Will it get any cheaper in these countries, or do i have to bite the bullet and send my silly souvenirs back now?
My bag is about to break my back.......:(

Many thanks travel experts!

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1834 posts) 6y

International postage has gone up and up in the last 20 years. I think "extortionate" is probably a standard charge so you might as well pay now as later. Having said that, I would take a serious look at those souvenirs. Are they really worth £47 postage? I have brought back many souvenirs over the years and most go in the cupboard when I get home and never see the light of day again.

You could try a telephone directory, for the address of a shipping company who may be able to send it a lot cheaper than the post office.

3. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 6y

I don't recall paying that when I travelled several years ago. Think the most I paid was half that. Having said that 5kg is a lot of post.

However if that was what it cost I would. Think of it this way, you are going to travel for months, possibly even a year. You are probably spending thousands of pounds. Might as well spend that little bit more for the momento's. It's really not a life changing amount in the grand scheme of things.