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What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

Bring everything you think you will need or want. Since US embassy personnel are not allowed to visit any local retail venues, it is difficult or impossible to obtain most household items locally. - Apr 11, 2017
Most things are available on Amazon. I wish I had shipped some things that are not allowed on air freight: alcohol, certain cleaning supplies, nail polish and nail polish remover, etc. Chocolate should be hand-carried or else it'll melt in the mail (although I've had good luck ordering chocolate online in the winter). - Jun 17, 2016
Carpets, green cleaning supplies, high quality liquor. - May 18, 2016
More laundry soap (liquid restrictions through mail) and toilet paper (very cheap locally but I don't like it). Special food items like Mexican food ingridients. - Sep 29, 2014
Shoes. Plenty of shoes becuase they wear out fast there. - Aug 3, 2014
Favorite toiletry brands; dehumidifiers; every painting I ever loved (framing is CHEAP and good quality here). - Jul 28, 2014
Equipment for a home gym. - Aug 9, 2013
None. Maybe a bread machine. - Apr 11, 2013
Whatever you can't live without, because you probably won't find it here. Bring good shoes, kids' toys, sunscreen, etc. Pouch saves us a lot by mailing. - Aug 14, 2011
Order a lot through Amazon.com and other grocers that ship to DPO and/or pouch. Most food stuff at the commissary is expired and local market stuff is sometimes questionable. Anything that doesn't expire quickly I would recommend shipping. - Jun 25, 2011
On the contrary, I brought tons of food from Trader Joe's, which I still haven't eaten. - Feb 8, 2011
I would ship my favorite shampoo and DVDs, as all of the ones here are pirated. - Jan 29, 2011
more books. - Jan 7, 2011
More electric APS units. - Apr 27, 2010
With the pouch/DPO and a good commissary, there are few things that I can't get (though I use drugstore.com frequently).Larger items that don't fit through the pouch are important to buy before packing out--artificial Christmas trees come to mind. Don't expect to buy a TV here as they are pricey; however, many people buy TVs on vacation in Bangkok or Hong Kong and bring them back as checked luggage. - Oct 30, 2009
Not much. We came pretty prepared. - Aug 6, 2009
If you like to BBQ, ship a grill, and anything that is too big for the pouch or APO. - Mar 13, 2009
Sports equipment, electronics (multi system TV). - Oct 27, 2008
Nothing. - Mar 2, 2008
I have APO access so I order everything there via the internet. - Feb 24, 2008