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January 30, 2010

How much would it cost to ship a 46" LCD television to Newfoundland from Alberta?

Filed under: Newfoundland — admin @ 7:00 am

I’m currently living in Fort Mcmurray, Alberta. I’ll be moving to Newfoundland soon and I want to bring my 46" sony with me but I can’t bring it on the plane. I was just wondering how much it would cost to ship such a large package via mail. Thanks.

You are moving and all you want to bring is your TV? You don’t have any furniture, family heirlooms, or other items to bring with you?

If you do have more than just the TV, your best bet would be to get a company to drop off a small cargo container, you put all the stuff you want moved into it, then they load that onto a truck or on a train, and it gets carried across country to your new home.

On the other hand, if it is JUST the TV, you can have that shipped by courier or by Canada Post. You would want to package that up very well and mark fragile on it, and you probably want to have the shipment insured in case they break it or it doesn’t work when it arrives in Newfoundland.

Shipping parcels like that are based on their weight and their size. You therefore have two things going against you, since the TV is probably pretty heavy, and an awkward shape. That is going to be an expensive shipment…I’d be willing to bet a few hundred dollars.

Go onto Canada Post or UPS/Purolator/FedEx websites and punch in the weight and the size you expect, and they will give you a rough estimate on the costs.

It may be less of a hassle to simply sell the TV (eBay?) to someone in the Fort McMurray/Edmonton area and buy a new one (with free delivery) when you get to Newfoundland.

2 Comments »

  1. look on google
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    Comment by John — January 30, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

  2. You are moving and all you want to bring is your TV? You don’t have any furniture, family heirlooms, or other items to bring with you?

    If you do have more than just the TV, your best bet would be to get a company to drop off a small cargo container, you put all the stuff you want moved into it, then they load that onto a truck or on a train, and it gets carried across country to your new home.

    On the other hand, if it is JUST the TV, you can have that shipped by courier or by Canada Post. You would want to package that up very well and mark fragile on it, and you probably want to have the shipment insured in case they break it or it doesn’t work when it arrives in Newfoundland.

    Shipping parcels like that are based on their weight and their size. You therefore have two things going against you, since the TV is probably pretty heavy, and an awkward shape. That is going to be an expensive shipment…I’d be willing to bet a few hundred dollars.

    Go onto Canada Post or UPS/Purolator/FedEx websites and punch in the weight and the size you expect, and they will give you a rough estimate on the costs.

    It may be less of a hassle to simply sell the TV (eBay?) to someone in the Fort McMurray/Edmonton area and buy a new one (with free delivery) when you get to Newfoundland.
    References :

    Comment by SteveN — January 30, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

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