Santo Domingo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

None. - Sep 2023

None. - Oct 2021

None. - Jan 2021

Anything you can't get through DPO, such as liquids, very large items, etc. - Jul 2019

You can get everything here. - Jan 2019

. - Nov 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 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 2016

Rugs, boogie boards, SUP boards and other beach items. - Jan 2016

Rugs. - Aug 2015

Paper products, cereal, laundry detergent. - Aug 2015

Everything as most things have an additonal cost of about 25%. - Aug 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 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 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 2013

You can get anything, but US brands may be expensive. - Jan 2013

Specialty spices. Good cheese. - Jun 2012

A set of tires, specialty flours (bread, semolina, maseca), a LOT more spray-on sunblock. - Mar 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 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 2012

Tires - Oct 2011

Brown sugar, specific hair products, any special over the counter meds, a UPS to protect electronics, clothes. - Jun 2011

Children's raincoats, large carpets for these hard floors...not much b/c I can get pretty much everything online. - May 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 2010

Books to homeschool my kids. - May 2009

Shipping is too much trouble for me to deal with. I try to deal as little with customs as possible. - Nov 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 2008

Beach, tennis, golf, and baseball equipment. - Aug 2008

Valium. - Feb 2008

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