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Old 04-01-2005, 08:51 AM
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Shipping 1st Aid Scissors home

I am hoping to avoid checked luggage on my return flight to the US. Does anyone have any recommendations on the simplest way to ship stuff from Germany to the US?
I suppose I should just take a box and packing tape along with me and use the post office.
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the money you will spend shipping those scissors is more than a pair would cost bought new here in the states.

we call those scissors "bandage scissors" or "trauma sheers".

Probably not worth the trouble. I would however grab that Warning Triangle as I forgot to do when dropping the car off.
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the money you will spend shipping those scissors is more than a pair would cost bought new here in the states.

we call those scissors "bandage scissors" or "trauma sheers".

Probably not worth the trouble. I would however grab that Warning Triangle as I forgot to do when dropping the car off.
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Presumably there's nothing special about these scissors??

I'm going to throw mine away if they spot them at the airport (there's a chance they won't).
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Presumably there's nothing special about these scissors??

I'm going to throw mine away if they spot them at the airport (there's a chance they won't).
I had to throw my screwdriver at the airport. I had fortunately transferred the rest to check in baggage. The triangle is the only thing worth some value.
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Thanks, guys. I think I must have been having an "all things BMW must be kept" moment.

Thanks for your help.
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Well, there is a little Roundel on the scissors....
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What is so bad about checked luggage? I check something through just so I can get the scissors home safely. I've also checked my warning triangle through, since it is the biggest hassle at security. It seems to have the reflectivity of a shovel.

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I am hoping to avoid checked luggage on my return flight to the US. Does anyone have any recommendations on the simplest way to ship stuff from Germany to the US?
I suppose I should just take a box and packing tape along with me and use the post office.
Thanks.
I put my 1st aid kit, triangle, front plate on my checked luggage and had no problems. I did get stopped for taking a knife on a plstic bag for making myself a sandwich on the plane. Did not even know I had that in a plastic bag. What a hassle that was.
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What is so bad about checked luggage? I check something through just so I can get the scissors home safely. I've also checked my warning triangle through, since it is the biggest hassle at security. It seems to have the reflectivity of a shovel.
Checked luggage = Standing around waiting when I am dog tired, at best. Even worse, it may mean a missed connection because airline may insist my luggage be on the same plane I am on (speculation).
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Well, there is a little Roundel on the scissors....
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Actually, in all honesty, I do not know if there is one on there or not. I would hazard that there is not.... I mearly said that to yank your chain a bit....
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I am hoping to avoid checked luggage on my return flight to the US. Does anyone have any recommendations on the simplest way to ship stuff from Germany to the US?
I suppose I should just take a box and packing tape along with me and use the post office.
Thanks.
Use Fedex or UPS....if you use the German Post your car will beat the package home!
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Actually, in all honesty, I do not know if there is one on there or not. I would hazard that there is not.... I mearly said that to yank your chain a bit....
I set you up! I would hate to lose the entire first aid kit, but for a screwdriver and scissors I am nearly ready to let go.
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