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Old November 26th, 2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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I didn't know...

We bought a dozen books to send to Sarah in Chad, Africa for Christmas. Only DHL will delivery to Chad. So that is the only carrier we can use. The total weight of the box was 28#. We needed to send them this week in order to have a chance they will be delivered around Xmas. I spoke with her on Thanksgiving, and told her we were sending her Xmas present this week. She was excited.

The cost to ship them: $360.00!!!!! OMFG!

Needless to say, that is the only box we'll be sending her for another year. Yikes!!
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Old November 26th, 2005, 02:31 PM   #2
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For that price, you could of purchased a return home ticket for her... or part of one. :miff:
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Old November 26th, 2005, 05:20 PM   #3
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Did you check with UPS? I had to send a box, about 40lbs, to the middle of f-ing nowhere africa. I think that acutualy was the address. Anyway I remember it was a bit under 100 bucks.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #4
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Ok never mind UPS will deliver your box for 519.00
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Old November 27th, 2005, 01:57 AM   #5
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Old November 27th, 2005, 03:42 AM   #6
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For that price, you could of purchased a return home ticket for her... or part of one. :miff:
Exactly!
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Old November 27th, 2005, 08:17 AM   #7
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yea I love still having a hookup for 75% off fedex
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Old November 27th, 2005, 08:41 AM   #8
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If i could get a new " Box " delivered for 360.00 Id pay cash and be happy as hell to boot . Um wait , i think im off track here :gman:
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Old November 27th, 2005, 08:44 AM   #9
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If i could get a new " Box " delivered for 360.00 Id pay cash and be happy as hell to boot . Um wait , i think im off track here :gman:
I was thinking the same thing, but I'm guessing a "fresh" box in africa for 8 or 9 months would probably be rendered "totaled"
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Old November 27th, 2005, 08:57 AM   #10
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I was thinking the same thing, but I'm guessing a "fresh" box in africa for 8 or 9 months would probably be rendered "totaled"
Hmmmm ok forget about giving her my number when she gets back to town...
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Old November 27th, 2005, 02:03 PM   #11
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Old November 27th, 2005, 03:32 PM   #12
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Not funny.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 05:34 PM   #13
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Old November 27th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #14
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Not funny.
Well she did join the "Piece" Corps...

Just kidding around... you guys know that...
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Old November 27th, 2005, 09:24 PM   #15
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Fax her the book then have her make copies.:cool:
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Old November 28th, 2005, 08:01 AM   #16
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Fax her the book then have her make copies.:cool:

Um...no electricity. No faxes. No running water, sparce cell service.

The students in her class don't even have paper, pencils or pens, or something to sit upon. They come to her class every day, sit on the dirt ground, to learn English and try to get a better life.
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