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Relocating to the UK

atlantic 15 | 59  
27 May 2009 /  #1
I will be relocating to the UK sometime soon, and I was wondering if there is a courier service (not UPS or Fedex; their way too expensive), that I could ship a box about the size of one or two suitcases to London, possibly even Northern Scotland, because I will likely end up their real soon. Some time ago I shipped some boxes to europe for about $20 - $30 and it took about 4-6 weeks for them to get there by ship, so I'm looking in this direction. Thanks, Paul
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
27 May 2009 /  #2
Try this site, but to be honest, I think all of them are going to charge quite a bit, have you thought about unacompanied baggage, which might cost a couple of hundred dollars but you know its not going to take weeks or months - it usally takes days.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
27 May 2009 /  #3
Northern Scotland,

Always worth checking what the firm classes as Highlands and Islands as there is usually an extra charge for this. Sometimes worth picking up from the depot if it is just a couple of miles difference.
Cardno85 31 | 976  
28 May 2009 /  #4
Good advice, it can be cheaper going a depot in Glasgow by bus than paying the extra to Highlands and Islands. If you know what town you are going to then let either one of us know by PM and we can advise on ways and means to do it cheapest.
OP atlantic 15 | 59  
28 May 2009 /  #5
I'm trying to get into grad school in london and if i dont get accepted for the semester starting in september, i will go to aberdeen, scotland for the time being and reapply for the winter semester. So I will likely be taking two suitcases with me on the plane, and I would like to ship one or two boxes to aberdeen, with the rest of my junk :)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
28 May 2009 /  #6
I'm trying to get into grad school in london

Places are quite tight and it's more difficult to get in these days, I'd get in touch and chase direct rather than waiting about for them to get back to you.

Most college students will have had conditional offers, if you havent had one of these by this time of year (I dont want to put you on a downer) it's unlikely you're going to get a place this year.

Good luck :0)
OP atlantic 15 | 59  
12 Jun 2009 /  #7
Even better, I received an unconditional offer for the London Met Uni (MSc Aviation and International Trade), alhtough I'm not too sure whether I want to go there; they're not in the best financial state. I'm also looking at University of Greenwich (MA Transport Logistics). However, I think I will defer my acceptance to February or Sept. 2010, I want to save up a little money so I have a cushion just in case I don't find a job right away.

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