Over the course of two years Rosie and I have accumulated a TON of stuff. We’ve basically replaced our entire wardrobe, we’ve got souvenirs from all over Asia, and a bunch of gifts. Naturally, we have more now than we did when we arrived. The bad news? Our luggage was overweight on the way here, so we’re in trouble.
Or, we would be in trouble if KOREA POST didn’t have such reasonable prices. Mailing our stuff back home was really our only option, and it’s a good one.
We’ve actually made two separate trips to the post office and have shipped, in total, 100 KG OF STUFF! The box you see above is the only size available for ‘surface shipping.’ It’s slower than airmail but it’s also a lot cheaper, and we won’t be home for a while anyways. The maximum weight allowance was 20kg. That makes five of these that we’ve sent back!
To ship the, basically, full 20kg it cost around 55,000 KRW, or around 50 CDN. This is almost a third of the airmail price. If you’re hoping to mail something back from Korea, here is a full breakdown of how they price: KOREA POST. So you know, North America is Zone 3. If you need to find out what zone your country is in click ‘The Countries’ up at the top.
One final note, our first batch of packages were received in good condition only one month after shipping. That was the low end of their estimate, so I’m hoping we have just as much luck this time! Good luck!