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Thanks Planner,

That is the mirror image of what I have with MailBox Etc....there is an CPS location here as well so I will go sign up with them and see what happens....Guess my confusion is in reading some saying they had something sent straight here and also something about 2 days to get here....So I will assume that at least a week plus, perhaps two....


Actually we talked to the owner of the CPS here in Sosua and he had us send a package (our replacement credit cards) directly to him here via UPS.  It took two days.  Not normal for them but if  you have a relationship with them anything is possible.

Other wise figure on a week once the package is registered in Miami.

Bob K

Thanks Bob!

you are welcome

bob K

Hello.  You mentioned Dominican shipping companies.  Can you please give me the names of any or tell me where I'd find information on them?  I'd like to buy items here in the U.S. that are more costly down there and have them shipped there.  Thank you

Remember you will pay 28% tax (minimum) on anything you ship here.  Add that to the actual shipping cost and it may not be cheaper to buy  here.

We use CPS for our shipping.

Bob K

casmichele just noticed that this was your first post.  Let me say welcome to the forum.  Lots of good folks here and lot of information.  Read, read and read some more.

You might want to introduce yourself.  Where are you living here?  Where did you come from?  What made you make the decision and such.  We look forward to your participation on the board.

Again welcome!


Yes welcome.   Remember that the 28% is not always that amount,   18% is our value added tax and  the duty can be up to 40% of the assessed value.   AND  that kicks in for anything valued at over US 200. 

The companies  CPS,  Business Mail.... are the 2 I know.  I have used CPS for over 9 years now.

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