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1. Posted by BowenH1 (Budding Member 30 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

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!
Huw

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1835 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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.