[Linux-aus] Off topic: Anyone use an America mail forwarding service?

Trent Lloyd lathiat at bur.st
Wed Jan 23 01:08:26 UTC 2008

I haven't personally used any.. I was looking around for them and they  
just cost far too much to make it worthwhile.

Trick is to find a friend in the US :)


On 23/01/2008, at 8:38 AM, Dylan Lacey wrote:

> I know this is off topic, but I'm hoping that, being a worldy bunch,
> the Hackers of the Linux-Aus list might be able to help me.
> Owing to a massive failure to realize that there are places other the
> the United States, some of the places I'd like to buy stuff from
> (clothes, books, not weapons or contraband) won't ship outside of the
> USA.  I'd like to use some sort of mail forwarding service to allow me
> to have packages shipped to them, consolidated, then forwarded to me
> in Australia... The mail version of NAT.
> I found some companies on the 'net who will provide such a service,
> but most of them have a flaw.  They're either subscription based (and
> I'm looking for a one-off ATM, possibly followed by irregular orders)
> or won't consolidate (Thereby charging a single, large shipping fee
> for every item).  All of them seem to have amazingly high postal
> rates.  I don't even want my packages sent express, as long as they
> get here sometime in the next three months.
> Has anyone on the list had any experiences with these companies, and
> is there a cheaper solution to my problem?  Unless I can route my
> packages like I can my packets, I'm stuck behind the magical firewall
> that is "Not America".
> Thanks!
> --Dylan Lacey.
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