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February 12th, 2007, 04:56 PM
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February 12th, 2007, 06:12 PM
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I know what you mean, been there done that.

i had to have my dogs crates sent on a support flight. It was the only way I was gonna get them out of country!
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February 12th, 2007, 07:21 PM
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I never even thought of that! That must suck...

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February 12th, 2007, 07:29 PM
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That stinks!! I would die without wal-mart
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February 13th, 2007, 05:23 AM
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Oh my dear I feel your pain.

When I lived over seas I made it my personal mission to "rattle as many cages" as I could on stores about FPO/APO boxes. When I would go to order something them find out that they don't send to fpo/apo I would always find somewhere on the web sites that says "contact us" and I would. I would let them know that sending to fpo/apo boxes was just like sending to NY or CA for them. Which are 2 of the large collection sites. It doesn't cost them any more. A lot of times I had success like this. Ether they would reply and tell me how to override the system or override it for me or even change the whole pull down sellection menu.

You go girl. I will gladly pass this mission on to you. If you choose to accept it. B)

Another trick THAT WORKS. I had to do this a number of times espically when a company had a fixed drop down menu that they won't change.

All FPO/APO boxes are really just a huge collection point ether on the east or the west coast. Ours happened to be NY City NY. If you look up your zip code it is a US stateside zipcode. Or simply ask your mail carrier. Anyway lets say an item that is mailed to you Walmart (for example) would go through the USPS from Walmart to the US collection point. (NY exa.) That is all. End of journey. End of concern for Walmart. Then the US Gov takes it over and distributes it to your mailbox. Yes sometimes months latter.

Soooooo the trick....

Susy Q Public
PO Box 1234
New York City, NY 09123 (or what ever the zip is)

You always get 2 lines for street address then city, state (your collection pt) and your zip (which is collection pt zip) It does work!!!! And it is a correct address. And companies delever to it with out any problem or without charging you overseas rate. BECAUSE IT IS NOT OVERSEAS. Can you tell I have btdt.

Spread the word! But first do a little beating up on the company's that are still holding out on us.
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February 13th, 2007, 09:46 AM
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I am not looking forward to that jazz at all moving overseas!
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February 14th, 2007, 04:46 AM
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Its not that bad. I have had to call and say HEY here is my order # I need it shipped to APO... it takes a little work... but some people think its international... Once it hits NY its on MILITARY TIME... you are not waiting for WALMART to ship it... you are waiting on the MILITARY to get it to you... and it still comes by class

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