Kingston - Post Report Question and Answers

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

You can normally get what you need, but you will often pay 2-3 times what it costs in the D.C. area. - May 2022


No need to ship anything, it is all here but...it is expensive. So ship luxury items but be careful with liquids or powder in bulk or weak packaging. Our mail is treated like a football in the delivery chain and often arrives beat up, open, or worse does not arrive at all. - May 2022


Every time we travel to the US, we pick up things mainly because they are so much cheaper in the US. We use Amazon Prime Pantry for a lot of food items. I'm glad I put Tide Pods in my HHE because they are crazy expensive here. - Jan 2020


Ship enough olive oil, wine, peanut butter, nuts, maple syrup, engine oil, laundry/dishwasher detergent, mouth wash, and shampoo/conditioner. However, DPO makes it easy for us to ship almost anything we need. - Aug 2018


More household goods. Chocolate. Wine. Cheese. - Jun 2018


Household items including paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, cleaning supplies, sunscreen, shampoos, make up products for fair skin. Food items like canned salsa, brown sugar, chocolate chips, powered milk. We do have a DPO which makes it fairly easy to get the things you need. - Mar 2017


Tires, food, consumables, light bulbs - Apr 2016


Nothing specific. You can get pretty much anything you need on the island, but for 30% more than you'd pay in the US. If you're patient then you can order pretty much whatever you need to the DPO. For those without access to the DPO, UPS and FedEx offer door-to-door service (they even clear the item(s) through customs for you). - Dec 2014


Suntan lotion. It's expensive here. However, Miami is only 45 minutes away. - Mar 2014


Canned tomatoes and beans, which are CRAZY expensive here. Laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, sheets and towels. More toys and things for the kids to do as they don't get out as much here as at home. - Dec 2013


Consumables and household goods. Good wine -- it is expensive here unless you buy Chilean. - Aug 2011


More canned foods and tires. - Sep 2010


They have just about everything you need here. - Jul 2010


Movies and books. - May 2010


Anything that you really want. It will not be available here in either the quality you want or at a price you expect. Shoes, clothing, household furnishings are limited. - Nov 2009


Clothes, you can't but any good ones here, makeup, if you are light colored you won't be able to get any here. Computer software. - Jan 2009


Movies, books, certain canned food, pool supplies. - Jan 2009


Living room furniture, rugs, lamps & planters for my plants. Household items are very expensive here and I find the quality to be shabby. - May 2008


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