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

Cereal is expensive here. We use Walmart or Amazon to buy this since we have a DPO. I also ship paper towels but that's a personal preference. Shoes are difficult if you are looking for larger sizes. Even men's shoe sizes present here tend to be narrow in the foot box and hard to fit on American feet. - Aug 2019


Ethnic hair products for people of color. Whatever you can't find here, you can get it shipped via APO. It typically takes 8 to 10 days. - Jun 2018


I order good paper towel and trash bags through the pouch, although there is a reasonably well stocked commissary that arranges home delivery for a small fee. There is a very high duty on wine, so the commissary is the best place to buy wine. Beer and other liquor are reasonably priced locally. - Apr 2017


Nothing that I can think of but if you have truly specialized items that you like that you'd have trouble shipping to an APO, bring those. - Nov 2016


Car tires and car parts, my dog's favorite dogfood, but otherwise you can get anything you need here. - Aug 2015


A car. - Aug 2014


Paper towels. A car (or get one soon after moving here - solely for excursions on the weekend). Sunscreen (it is expensive here). - May 2014


Baby items (carseats, strollers, toys, etc.) are all double or triple the price here new. The same goes for children's toys, clothing, etc. - Oct 2013


You can get just about anything here, - Jul 2013


Nothing. It is easy to buy online -- but even this is not really needed, as there is everything here. - Jun 2013


You can find anything here, but you will pay more for it, so we wish we had shipped many more non perishable things and paper products so that we could have stocked up at Costco. Also, sheets are very expensive here,so you may want to bring those. Buy extra long sheets for the twin beds, the size is a little different. - Oct 2011


Say what you want about WalMart, but our APO counts as a home address and shipping diapers and liquid detergent is free or $1 to get from US to here! Otherwise diapers and liquid detergent are 3X what US prices are. - Jul 2011


If you live at Nichada, you'll have a large house with plenty of space. Bring your barbecue! We didn't but got lucky with a fellow selling one. Bring extra bookshelves, bikes, and sports equipment. We brought very little with us and have purchased a few wonderful items from India up in Chiang Mai. You can have furniture and drapery, etc. made here pretty cheaply. - Feb 2011


Nothing really. You can get nearly everything there. - May 2010


Hair products. Human Kindness. - Apr 2010


a bicycle - Jan 2010


Other than shoes for my husband and me, there really isn't anything that we miss. Wait- does Taco Bell count? I say "shoes" only because if you wear anything larger than say a size 7/8 for ladies, forget it- they're simply not available here. The same holds true for men's shoes, in that larger sizes are not available. - Jul 2009


Powdered gatorade. - Apr 2009


Framed pictures and things that remind me of home because there is so much empty space in our apartment. - Feb 2009


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