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Worth shipping wine, foodstuffs, kitchen equipment, (furniture?) to Oahu? [Moving--Time sensitive! ; >]

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Worth shipping wine, foodstuffs, kitchen equipment, (furniture?) to Oahu? [Moving--Time sensitive! ; >]

chaoticsoul | Jan 19, 2011 11:35 PM

Hey y'all--

So I'll be moving to Oahu next week, the result of a job offer that came through suddenly. I'm very excited, and as part of the offer I have a relocation allowance to bring along some of my stuff. Basically I have a moving "cube"-- 6x7x8, or about 336 sq. feet-- and now I'm desperately trying to figure out what is really worth including.

So the question is: IF YOU HAD A SHOPPING SPREE ON THE MAINLAND, WHAT WOULD YOU PACK IN THE CUBE?

Assume you're starting with nothing, except clothes. Also assume that you really like food and really like to cook, and intend on being able to outfit a kitchen somehow. Further assume that you're a bit of a wine snob and have access here to some pretty good selection/prices.

To put it another way: for the difference in price/selection, is it worth shipping out wine or foodstuffs? If so, what kinds? Do blenders at Costco in Hawaii cost the same as blenders at Costco in LA? Is there anything that you really CAN'T find, or is so expensive to make it really worth importing?

(And, while we're at it-- anything else worth considering as I plan my move? I only get to do this once... ; >)

David

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