Shipping iMac 21.5 overseas

Discussion in 'iMac' started by skc2014, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. skc2014 macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2014
    I'm moving to Japan from US soon and I'm trying to figure out what are the best ways to ship the iMac, or if it is even worth it? Any advice is appreciated! Thank you.
  2. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2011
    New England
    I wouldn't take it on the plane honestly. But you probably already know that.

    Ship it with UPS, or something. Airmail, and make sure to insure.
  3. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    Ship it. I just shipped a 21.5" iMac with UPS today domestically and with insurance it was $146.
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 601


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    Shipping a 21.5 inch iMac from the USA to Japan via UPS will probably set you back at least $250, depending on the speed of the delivery and insurance.

    I've bought my all my Macs here in Japan but if I ever moved back to the states in the future I'd sell them here and start over at home rather than ship them. Considering the ease with which well-maintained Macs can be sold here and how they hold their resale value it would be the better choice economically.

    I'm not sure if the same applies from your end.
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    My suggestion:

    Buy a new (or refurbished) Mac Mini, transfer your stuff over to it, either sell the iMac or put it into storage or loan it out.

    Pack the Mini with your luggage (it's -small-).

    Buy a USB keyboard, mouse and display when you get to Japan...

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