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Sending balikbayan boxes

aussieaussie Posts: 3Member
edited January 2011 in Balikbayan Box
Is there anyone have an experience sending balikbayan boxes from the philippines to Australia?
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  • talimtalim Posts: 1Member
    Probably easier the other way round... cannot help sorry, good luck
  • jayjee09jayjee09 Singapore
    Posts: 62Member
    edited January 2011
    @aussie,

    i did some rearch looks like this will help

    http://www.bmexpress.com/bmexpress/aircargo.asp#reverse-cargo

    but most of our kababayan uses DHL

    maybe you could check it @ any DHL branch in the Philippines.

    hope it helped a bit.
  • bmacbmac Posts: 22Member
    yes dhl or post office will do
  • TracerGTracerG Posts: 2Member
    try to search manila forwarder...office in north harbor.
  • eric_402eric_402 Sydney
    Posts: 20Member
    san pinakamura? =)
  • bragadochibragadochi Mandaluyong
    Posts: 7Member
    mga sir,ask ko lng kung pwede bang mgpadala ng goods(canned,noodles,pasalubong,etc.) na manggaling sa philippines papunta z australia?
  • itchanitchan Phoenix
    Posts: 213Member
    mga sir,ask ko lng kung pwede bang mgpadala ng goods(canned,noodles,pasalubong,etc.) na manggaling sa philippines papunta z australia?
    May similar discussion around that here:

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/234/border-security-australia-tv-program#Item_112

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  • Davidx23Davidx23 Brisbane
    Posts: 229Member
    edited May 2012
    @bragadochi Pwde via dhl. Yung mom ko nagpapadala ng pancit canton, nestea ice tea, clover chips, etc.

    Para mag-send ng goods papuntang pinas - try your local filipino store, hindi lang filipino grocery meron din silang video rentals, remittances, karinderia or restaurant with karaoke sessions, shipping ng balik bayan boxes, bentahan karin ng sim (load) pang tawag, nagbebenta rin sila ng concert tickets ng mga filipino artist na magperform sa area nila, at kung anu-anu pa :)
  • aldousnowaldousnow Sydney
    Posts: 494Member
    Mates,

    Mga tiga Melbourne, kung magpapadala kayo balikbayan box to Philippines sa uncle ko na lang. May business kasi sila balikbayan box Aus - Phil.
    Makikita nyo din pag bumili kayo Filo Newspaper may advertise page din sila dun.

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  • bragadochibragadochi Mandaluyong
    Posts: 7Member
    bro if ever ba pagnakapunta na ako melbourne,pwede magapply z uncle mo. need asap job kasi eh...salamat. pm me na lng if ever,:D
  • mokona14mokona14 Mandaluyong
    Posts: 89Member
    papuntang pinas ba??kla ko papuntang aus,.me papuntang sa EMS po ako nagpapadala,. 1,600 ung first kilo ung exceeding is half nlng,.tas 4 to 7 days before marecieve,.
    tas ung can goods nmn po pwede din,.ang bawal lng is yosi at ung mga flammable. :)
  • Manila_Sunset_StoreManila_Sunset_Store Sydney
    Posts: 13Member
    Guys,
    I am similarly interested in reverse freight.
    I would never use Philpost (they seem to struggle with postcards even) and operators like DHL are very expensive.
    BM Express is a company I know well and am considering them. But then there is all the huge customs minefield as well :-(
    There were a lot of responses in Tagalog (which I sadly can't understand that well), can anyone clarify if any of the subsequent posts had other suggestions?

    Thank ye in advance.

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  • mikaela_7mikaela_7 Atlanta
    Posts: 82Member
    hi guys, we're about to send a box here from Cebu to Perth and we're using BOB (Back office boss)...you can try to search them in FB...they can ship foods...it seems that they are tied with FedEx and Air21 cause we're using a Fedex box...

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  • hotshothotshot Sydney
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    Reply to @mikaela_7: nagreply din ako sa kabilang thread pero tanong ko na din ulit...magkano po ba yung ganun? :)

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  • nahzdnahzd Perth
    Posts: 29Member
    @mikaela_7, Ang problema sa BOB, kelangan pang magshare or invite bago ka maka-pasok sa website nila :(

    Magkano po ba ung rate? para po magka-idea po kme.. Thanks! :)
  • mikaela_7mikaela_7 Atlanta
    Posts: 82Member
    For a 25kg box to Australia, it will be P9400. Even though they accept foods, meron pa rin mga bawal like dairy or egg product. Yung milk eh dahil sa foot and mouth disease.

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  • TinaRTinaR Braddon
    Posts: 69De-activated
    edited September 2012
    F!

    "One should be pragmatic when it comes to realities in life."

  • jaynivejaynive Mandaluyong
    Posts: 12Member
    hi guys.forex ang ginamit ko.90 aud lang binayad ko sa kanila kasi pumunta ako mismo sa main office nila.here's the website: http://www.forexworld.com.au/home.php#.UFm4IhVaedE
  • kenkoykenkoy Sydney
    Posts: 190Member
    For a 25kg box to Australia, it will be P9400.
    hello! for the longest time, confused ako sa sistema ng BOB. i had a thorough research on the procedure. acc to a reliable source, FEDEX is not accepting used items, u need to declare all items as gifts. is this true? in ur case, what was the step by step procedure that u had? lahat ba ng items mo in good shape nakarating sa perth? salamat po!

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  • BryannBryann Sydney
    Posts: 854Member
    edited October 2012
    DHL, 25kg is Php 9,700. Dadalhin sayo and pickup ang box. Meron din iba sizes available, iba din ang prices. Hindi nagkakalayo price sa Fedex. LBC ridiculous fee of 19,700php. Ang UPS close second at 17,000+ for same weight.

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
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    @aldousnow kano rates sa uncle niyo? :D

    We had a very bad experience with philpost...isang envelope lang ng documents from Sydney inabot ng 3 buwan sa kanila...kesho iniinspect daw ang laman...face palm moment hehe
  • kenkoykenkoy Sydney
    Posts: 190Member
    DHL, 25kg is Php 9,700. Dadalhin sayo and pickup ang box. Meron din iba sizes available, iba din ang prices. Hindi nagkakalayo price sa Fedex.
    thanks, brian! u mean that DHL cost is via AIR, door to door. there are instances AU customs asks for add-up expenses on top of the one u paid in manila. dito ako mejo naa-alarma. would u know if meron ang DHL by ship at door-to-door din? salamat po!

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  • BryannBryann Sydney
    Posts: 854Member
    edited October 2012
    Yun procedure kay DHL, dalhin sa house mo yun box, then if ready for pickup let them know. Three (3) working days andun na sa Sydney yun box, Sydney lang tinanong ko kasi dito ipapadala yun mga gamit. :D Hehe.

    I suggest you ring them up for more info. Natawagan namin lahat DHL, UPS, FedEx and LBC. Nagulat ako talaga sa LBC, highway robbery. Php 19,700. Haha! Baka yun courier lalanguyin yun dagat kaya mahal ang fee.

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
    Posts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Yung 9,700 all in na yung fee pati insurance? Diba usually iffactor in pa nila sa fee yung halaga ng gamit na nasa box?
  • BryannBryann Sydney
    Posts: 854Member
    @LokiJr
    Wala binanggit na ganun e, basta yun na siguro yun. Have to clarify that, will get back to you. Or baka meron nasa Pinas pwede tumawag and post dito.

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  • mallowsmallows Sydney
    Posts: 10Member
    Hi! nag inquire ako sa philpost. 2 weeks lang daw. airmail normal delivery, rate around 7,500 yun quote nila for 20 kgs na... i hope ok to... pwede naman daw itrack hindi ko lang nakuha yun tel number. i think wala sila tracking online unless EMS yun pipiliin way magpadala
  • nathalie06nathalie06 Sydney
    Posts: 39Member
    @Bryann Hi, may inquiry na din ako sa kabila but would like to know magkano binayaran mo sa customs dito OZ nung ngpaDHL ka? Meron pa daw kc bayaran pero di nila alam how much. Thanks!

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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North Ryde
    Posts: 434Member
    im trying bm express..1 box lang naman. going to cebu for about 100 plus something unlimited weight. dami na kasing gamit, goodies and mostly old clothes useable pa lahat. ok sana ilagay sa clothing bin ng salvos pero saw on current affairs tinatapon lang pa la nila if di nila ma collect within a week ung clothing bin. sayang naman if ganun..

    have anyone tried bm express? matagal nga lang about 8 weeks pero items na not really urgently needed naman. any feedback about them? i am not shipping "important" items so ok lang siguro noh??

    would appreciate any feedback:)
  • li_i_renli_i_ren North Ryde
    Posts: 434Member
    please please block this person already... spamming the entire forum with these posts!! if this is a legit company it will not resort to such underhanded tactics.

  • iremit_australiairemit_australia Mandaluyong
    Posts: 38Member
    Hi, for balikbayan boxes pick up schedule you can visit the website www.balikbayanbox.com.au thanks :)
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