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

I shippped mostly Latin food products. - Jun 2019


Nail polish and remover. Laudry and dish soap. ` - Jul 2018


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 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 2016


Carpets, green cleaning supplies, high quality liquor. - May 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 2014


Shoes. Plenty of shoes becuase they wear out fast there. - Aug 2014


Favorite toiletry brands; dehumidifiers; every painting I ever loved (framing is CHEAP and good quality here). - Jul 2014


Equipment for a home gym. - Aug 2013


None. Maybe a bread machine. - Apr 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 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 2011


On the contrary, I brought tons of food from Trader Joe's, which I still haven't eaten. - Feb 2011


I would ship my favorite shampoo and DVDs, as all of the ones here are pirated. - Jan 2011


more books. - Jan 2011


More electric APS units. - Apr 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 2009


Not much. We came pretty prepared. - Aug 2009


If you like to BBQ, ship a grill, and anything that is too big for the pouch or APO. - Mar 2009


Sports equipment, electronics (multi system TV). - Oct 2008


Nothing. - Mar 2008


I have APO access so I order everything there via the internet. - Feb 2008


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