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Offline sondra17

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Re: International Attendees - How Do You Get Your Stuff Home?
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2018, 02:36:28 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login Hey, I'm from Hawaii as well and do exactly what you do about suitcase in the suitcase thing. What are the amazon prime air bag thing you are speaking of? I need to get some.


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Re: International Attendees - How Do You Get Your Stuff Home?
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2018, 02:51:21 PM »
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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login Hey, I'm from Hawaii as well and do exactly what you do about suitcase in the suitcase thing. What are the amazon prime air bag thing you are speaking of? I need to get some.

They have them at Walmart also.  Highly recommend as it definitely saves a bunch of space.
 
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Re: International Attendees - How Do You Get Your Stuff Home?
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2018, 12:57:28 PM »
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2018 is going to be my first time at the Con and while I've only got a ticket for 1 day, I plan on making the most of it shopping wise! My only concern is over buying and then having to get everything home. I'm travelling around the US afterwards, so taking it all with me isn't the best. What do other international attendees do in this situation? How easy is it to send stuff home?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Re: International Attendees - How Do You Get Your Stuff Home?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2018, 06:39:45 PM »
If not already mentioned and if first time at event, dont feel like u gotta buy alot if gotta send home by mail or anything. only get what u want most, cause there will be alot u mite want but really decide what u want most. cause may cost too much if got too much cause it all by weight and all. not trying to ruin anyone fun, just try save anyone time and stress of trying to get alot and send home at anytime.

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Re: International Attendees - How Do You Get Your Stuff Home?
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2018, 11:08:21 PM »
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I usually buy a 24 X 24 X 12 box and treat it as checked luggage.

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Agree with the box idea - last year I came with one suitcase and then bought boxes at Walmart. Much cheaper than buying extra suitcases and fit more in (just be careful of the weight).

Hasbro Toy Shop booth will have their discarded empty boxes in a bin behind their booth, varying sizes, for free.   I got an empty box from the NECA booth a few years ago so that area and Mattel booth (floor and Torrey Pines) both tend to go through boxes.  Large FedEx 24X24X24 boxes run about $20. 

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Re: International Attendees - How Do You Get Your Stuff Home?
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2018, 10:50:51 AM »
I can see it can be a pain to send stuff home. since i go solo, i just make sure now to get what i want most so not gotta send any home or carry so much around before and after a job.

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Re: International Attendees - How Do You Get Your Stuff Home?
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2018, 06:49:16 AM »
International attendees, how did you get your stuff home? Success stories? Advice?
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