Now, the obvious answer is to simply ship them back. But I don't need them in 3 days and services like UPS and FedEx want to charge me about 4 times what I paid for the chairs, and only offer speedy service.
As a professional designer, I have often arranged for antiques and art to be professionally crated and shipped from Paris, but again, at a premium. I'd be perfectly happy to wait 3 months for the chairs if I knew they were cozily ensconced in a shipping crate somewhere!
So, my question to you well-traveled Apartment Therapy readers is this:
Has anyone had any experience shipping their travel treasures home? If so, what is the most cost-effective and convenient way to do so?
Has anyone else passed up a flea market bargain overseas that you really regret because of shipping concerns?
Many thanks in advance for your insight!
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