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

. - Nov 18, 2016
Not much - you can get it all here. If you have small kids, think about portable basketball hoop, inflatable pool, trampoline, etc. These larger items will be more expensive here. - Apr 28, 2016
Rugs because your home will have hard-surface floors. Otherwise you can order pretty much anything you want from Amazon or find it locally. We bought rugs at IKEA. - Jan 28, 2016
Rugs, boogie boards, SUP boards and other beach items. - Jan 19, 2016
Rugs. - Aug 10, 2015
Paper products, cereal, laundry detergent. - Aug 2, 2015
Everything as most things have an additonal cost of about 25%. - Aug 25, 2014
We buy almost all clothing and shoes and linens in the U.S. I tried to buy shoes here but the quality was terrible. - Jul 14, 2013
We are glad that we shipped paper products, detergent, good shampoos and conditioners. Sometimes I have my family send me cereals that we can't find here or that are ridiculously expensive here. I would bring a good supply of shoes for everyone in the family. Shoes are expensive here and are often of lesser quality than what you would find in the US. - Apr 30, 2013
Laundry detergent, any specific products you are particularly attached to (in bulk), a comfortable couch because you will likely spend most of your time in your home avoiding the dangers of the city. - Apr 29, 2013
You can get anything, but US brands may be expensive. - Jan 24, 2013
Specialty spices. Good cheese. - Jun 4, 2012
A set of tires, specialty flours (bread, semolina, maseca), a LOT more spray-on sunblock. - Mar 13, 2012
More summer clothes! Good quality clothes are expensive here, and shopping choices are limited. Many locals with the resources to do it prefer to fly to Miami for shopping than buying on the local economy. - Feb 22, 2012
more toys fro the kids, a little play structure no playgrounds and the ones that are are full of rocks, broken down, with drunk people living there and robbers ready to point a gun to you and your child. - Feb 12, 2012
Tires - Oct 5, 2011
Brown sugar, specific hair products, any special over the counter meds, a UPS to protect electronics, clothes. - Jun 21, 2011
Children's raincoats, large carpets for these hard floors...not much b/c I can get pretty much everything online. - May 21, 2011
We planned ahead and shipped everything we needed. If you are partial to certain brands of shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc. you should bring them with you. We have found that something here can have the same brand as in the States, but it is often an inferior product with a higher price. - Jun 29, 2010
Books to homeschool my kids. - May 13, 2009
Shipping is too much trouble for me to deal with. I try to deal as little with customs as possible. - Nov 24, 2008
We brought snorkel equipment and food goods that were not as expensive as here, but in general you can buy most things here (at a higher price, though) or order it over the internet using APO or pouch. - Oct 19, 2008
Beach, tennis, golf, and baseball equipment. - Aug 19, 2008
Valium. - Feb 11, 2008