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Cheapest parcel rates

Posted by szozu - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by szozu - 16 years ago

Thanks Mike for the idea about SNCF, however, I went to their site and then was directed to Sernam, whose definition of "Europe" stops at the eastern border of Germany. I then sent an e-mail to an organization in Paris called l'Amicale France-CEI to see if they know of any cheaper means of transport. They collect charitable donations of clothes and also suggest sending them individually to people in the CEI states.

I am going to Paris in January, but I don't fancy making my way to Nice in public transport with a huge bag of clothing to later give away. I was thinking of contacting the Russian churches in Cannes and/or Nice to see if they collect clothing, though I'd rather give it to the people I know personally. In New York there are companies who send parcels and who'll even take a photograph of the joyful adressees receiving their loot, since normally many things sent via normal mail are pilfered once they enter the aforementioned countries.


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Posted by MikeP-180526 - 16 years ago

As a point of reference,  I sent a 9kgs parcel to Switzerland a few weeks ago and it cost 52 Euros - that was the cheapest (and only) rate available at La Poste.

SNCF should be cheaper but there is almost certainly a minimum size and no doubt sending to Ukkraine/Russia would be fraught with difficulties.  Why don't you contact a humanitarian organisation such as the Red Cross,  who might well be able to help.