Shipping Luggage

Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Shipping Luggage

If I were stopping in Paris for several days and wanted to send some luggage back to the U.S. before heading on to South Africa, could anyone provide recommendations for a shipping company? Thanks.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 09:48 AM
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The Post-Office. They have pre-stamped boxes in different sizes called "Colissimo International".
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Assuming you mean clothing, souvenirs, guidebooks, and what-not, as opposed to a suitcase, Pvoyageuse has the perfect plan, and we've done that many, many times to lighten our luggage!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 12:10 PM
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Thank you both. I was thinking a suitcase or two, with door to door service.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 12:21 PM
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There are multiple companies that ship luggage, but it's quite expensive. I compiled a list several years ago on this thread.
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...ing-a-trip.cfm

It's possible some of these companies no longer exist.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Thanks, kybourbon. Good list. Steve
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 05:17 PM
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FYI - The Italian train system has a link for DHL on their website for luggage transport between certain train stations. It says they transport to France/Austria/Germany also. They only give a DHL number to call, but you might check for a DHL website and the program is called EasyBag.
http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/inde...003f16f90aRCRD
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I went to London for 5 days and then safari for 11 days and only brought a carry-on. I'd go the PO route - every other way I've looked into is really expensive. If you pack a duffle you can fold it up and put everything in a shipping box. Or just donate the luggage. Isn't it time for a new piece anyway? There is a luggage storage at Johannesburg if you are going there.
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Thanks for all the helpful ideas! Best, Steve
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