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    Who are some of the US postal service providers?

    I've a very bad feeling I'm going to buy a lot of stuff at the San Diego Comic Con.
    Should be about 10kg (or 20 pounds). That's about 4 large and thick art books.

    I'm trying to find the most economic way to ship back items overseas, rather than lugging everything back.

    The only ones I know are Fedex, DHL, UPS, USPS.

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    Tip:

    Within the San Diego Convention Center are two mailing/shipping hubs. One is near the very first area of entry gates (A,B specifically) the other, a FedEx Kinkos is nearer the center area of entry gates. You can stop by these hubs to get an idea of shipping costs, too.

    When you're ready to ship out, you can use those two hubs for that purpose. Keep in mind, hundreds of others will want to do the same thing and that FedEx Kinkos is INCREDIBLY busy on Sunday of the Con.

    There is also a Kinkos on C Street, about 9-10 blocks north of the Con. There is a Postal Annex on G Street and that gets awfully busy too. <---FYI.

    Just plan your time right and there shouldn't be any problems. And USPS is the least expensive and reliable, too.

    USPS is the United States Postal Service, btw.

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    If you are shipping anything of real value (especially something that can't be replaced easily), I might recommend against using UPS. My dad used to tell me stories about how they'd have games about throwing boxes in the truck when he was in college. They'd throw the stuff super hard into the truck and would get points if they heard something rattle around...extra points for shattering.

    Of course that was in the '70s....but that story made me always try someone else if possible.

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    Thanks for the advice. Maybe I really have to consider having that second luggage.

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