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    First boxes are on their way.

    4 in total - 2 ours - 2 for family

    24" squared - two
    20x20x24 One
    18x18x24 - One

    Quoted price was $125US per box.

    All 4 went for $275 as Chilo bartered 2 old big screen TVs I fixed for $100 off.

    Transit time is 6 to 8 weeks.

    Cost above includes all clearing costs and taxes. Box has to be picked up in Managua.
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    Funny it did not allow #3 to UL

    Will try again.

    Can't post the 3rd box - Here is a link.

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    Fellow allowed box #4 for the overflow.

    Our container (40'er) will be used for the next shipment.

    He is open to the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    First boxes are on their way.

    4 in total - 2 ours - 2 for family

    24" squared - two
    20x20x24 One
    18x18x24 - One

    Quoted price was $125US per box.

    All 4 went for $275 as Chilo bartered 2 old big screen TVs I fixed for $100 off.

    Transit time is 6 to 8 weeks.

    Cost above includes all clearing costs and taxes. Box has to be picked up in Managua.
    That is a good price?
    Who are you using ?

    I'm not unhappy with Optima, but you are shippo g for less money.

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    Oh - I did not answer your Q KWP.

    We are using "Raymond" and "Bernardo"

    THe extended family used another fellow for over a decade until he started to get "Sticky fingers" and they moved to these two in 2008 ish time scale.

    They rent a 40'er and fill 'er up every 6 to 8 months - then go down clear and , if requested, deliver for a small extra fee.

    ===Edit Rubin, not Raymond ====
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    The set of boxes is the harbinger of surprises.


    So about a week after the boxes left it was a 50F day and sunny and I wanted to wear my sandals - Nope Chilo packed them away in the box for shipment down south.

    Two weeks ago I was looking for my larger coffee mug - Nope in te box on its way.

    Last night Chilo made Taquitos and she asked me to cut the massive cabbage we had bought in half for shaving - "Sure just hand me the Ikea cleaver" - Nope - It is in the box going down south.

    What is the next suprize..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Oh - I did not answer your Q KWP.

    We are using "Raymond" and "Bernardo"

    THe extended family used another fellow for over a decade until he started to get "Sticky fingers" and they moved to these two in 2008 ish time scale.

    They rent a 40'er and fill 'er up every 6 to 8 months - then go down clear and , if requested, deliver for a small extra fee.

    Container out of Miami?




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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    Container out of Miami?
    Container packed in North York, truck to FLA (I am guessing Miami) then it ends up in a bonded whse in MGA - If it actually lands on a Nicaraguan dock, or just ends up in Nicaragua after landing in Panama or Honduras I do not know.
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    Chilo got a call today - Ruben wanted to be sure of all the contact numbers as the container arrived in Honduras last week and crossed the border last night.

    It arrives in Managua for review Tomorrow and should take 2 days.

    It took Ruben by surprise that it was so quick. His ticket (the shipper) was for Dec 23 as he believed it would not arrive until late Dec
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Chilo got a call today - Ruben wanted to be sure of all the contact numbers as the container arrived in Honduras last week and crossed the border last night.

    It arrives in Managua for review Tomorrow and should take 2 days.

    It took Ruben by surprise that it was so quick. His ticket (the shipper) was for Dec 23 as he believed it would not arrive until late Dec
    Sounds so blessedly simple.

    But, where is the adventure???
    The blown tires, the borders,

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    Default Re: First Box

    That's Ruben and Bernardo's adventure.

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    Excellent...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    Sounds so blessedly simple.

    But, where is the adventure???
    The blown tires, the borders,

    The High 'n Dry (2011 Sante Fe) is all paid this summer - Want to send it down in 2020 - I say drive it down - Chilo is still too afraid.

    As a compromise I may see how driving it to Miami effects the price of the boat for the last leg - Looks like a lot of Panamerican trekkers did that when the troubles popped up this summer.

    Now after the Sante Fe is gon a plan a small pick up to do the trek once a year from 2021 onward with or without the missus
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    The High 'n Dry (2011 Sante Fe) is all paid this summer - Want to send it down in 2020 - I say drive it down - Chilo is still too afraid.

    As a compromise I may see how driving it to Miami effects the price of the boat for the last leg - Looks like a lot of Panamerican trekkers did that when the troubles popped up this summer.

    Now after the Sante Fe is gon a plan a small pick up to do the trek once a year from 2021 onward with or without the missus
    You won't regret it. I love Mexico.

    And Guatemala. And Honduras.

    It's like, ok,, we're here,,,Nicaragua.
    Don't get me wrong, Nicaragu is great too.

    So much promise.

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