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Since: 9.12.01
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I need to get a bottle of Bakon from Oregon to Minnesota.

So far, USPS and UPS are out. I have not checked FedEx but I imagine they have similar policies to UPS.

Assuming FedEx is a no go- how would you approach this issue?




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"FedEx will accept legal shipments of wine, beer, liquor, or spirits when both the shipper and recipient are licensed wholesalers, distributors, dealers, manufacturers, retailers or importers."

Got any of those near you that you could get to ship it on your behalf to a local store near where you want to get it to? That may be your only option, but I don't know.
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Why not just box it up and ship it? I am sure you can make up SOMETHING and say it is in the box.

"grape juice", or something similar...
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.91
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Why not just box it up and ship it? I am sure you can make up SOMETHING and say it is in the box.

    "grape juice", or something similar...
    Originally posted by Guru Zim in the thread title
    Legally move alcohol between states




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Since: 7.2.02
From: Huntington, NY

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I think you're sunk. From FedEx's website:


    FedEx accepts alcohol (wine) packages from approved licensed entities. Consumers are not allowed to ship wine to other consumers.


I think wmatistic's suggestion is the only way to go - if that's even possible. (I'm willing to be that, for hard alcohol, it's not that simple.)

I hate these laws. If/when we move, we might have to cancel our wine club memberships depending on the state we end up. And we LOVE our wine club memberships. It's the only snooty-Santa Barbara thing we do (except for, maybe, sushi).



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You are KILLING me.

The FIRST thing you do is NOT tell the world about it by posting it on the message board.

Next, you wrap it up very tightly in bubble wrap (and if you can find a big enough plastic zip top bag, you put it in there, too, just in case it DOES break). Surround it with them peanuts.

Then, when it comes time, you DON'T TELL your shipper of choice what's in there. (It helps to select one that DOESN'T ASK, if you're really so squeamish about any potential white lies.)

Writing "FRAGILE" on the box is optional.

I have mailed wine in the past via USPS without any grief and the recipients have told me they got it fine AND it was delicious.

The only potential downside is if something happens to the parcel, you can't really get any recourse because you probably shouldn't have been mailing that grape juice and/or barbecue sauce to begin with.



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Mailing a potential fire hazard, and being liable for the bill, while violating the rules - ain't gonna happen.

I will get this to you somehow, but it isn't going to be illegal. I'm sorry.




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    Originally posted by CRZ

    The only potential downside is if something happens to the parcel, you can't really get any recourse because you probably shouldn't have been mailing that grape juice and/or barbecue sauce to begin with.


Well the downside could be a bit more than that:

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 59 > § 1263. Marks and labels on packages

"Whoever knowingly ships into any place within the United States any package containing any spirituous, vinous, malted, or other fermented liquor, or any compound containing any spirituous, vinous, malted, or other fermented liquor fit for use for beverage purposes, unless such shipment is accompanied by copy of a bill of lading, or other document showing the name of the consignee, the nature of its contents, and the quantity contained therein, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. "

That's the federal law, but you'd also have to deal with the state penalties. Yeah chances are you'd never get caught but I can't say I'd be too willing to try either.
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The only way I know of is in checked baggage. (We have until next monday to get food on a stick)
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14 day advance purchase required for the cheap rates. I already checked.

This may be the excuse Chris needs to come visit us.




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If only The-W had the membership it once had. Ze Frank did this thing once where he helped a guy hitch rides across the country from one member to another. Of course it wasn't possible for the guy to be stolen, so that made things a little easier. You probably wouldn't trust the mostly strangers of the board with delivery of your libations.
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Not sure if Guru will see this, since he's on hiatus. But just in case ...

There are "wine shipping" services that operate out of the major wine areas in California. Don't know for sure if they also do hard liquor -- you'd want to check with them. Since Oregon has wine areas, I took a look, & happened on this one:
http://www.winecountryshippers.net/
Don't know if there are others too, but it might be worth giving them a call.
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