Changing shipping address to Border Depot and picking up MB.

bigjon94

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jun 4, 2019
Does it seem like a good idea to change the address on my reservation to my "mailbox" at the Plattsburgh border so I can pickup my Magic Bands, etc.. before the trip, or is this just a problem waiting to happen?
 

ky.

Earning My Ears
Joined
Apr 7, 2015
I can't help with your question but would like to know which company you are using in Plattsburgh and how do you like it? I've been looking to get myself a box but don't know where to start looking...theres just so many.
 

bigjon94

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jun 4, 2019
Border Mail Depot. Essentially it's 5$ per package. They give you a custom address to use and you just cross the border. It's the first exit after the Champlain crossing and then you make a right turn at the end of the road. Real easy and they email you when they received your package.
 
  • Cloudy

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Mar 15, 2016
    Well, I changed the address on our Magic Bands to be shipped to our condo in Florida because we were already in Florida when the Magic Bands would arrive. They still got shipped to our home address in Ohio. Luckily our adult son was still in Ohio and picked them up from our house.
     

    Frank4202

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 8, 2014
    I use one of these in Detroit but have never shipped my Magic Bands there before a trip. Ive always sent my bands and express tags to my home address.

    Ive always worried that something would go wrong in transit. For example, a bag being loss from the airline. Does that mean theyre going to send it to the American address. I think for the little time you would save at the check in desk, its not worth it to me. Thats just me though since I always worry about things the days before the trip.
     

    pigletto

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 27, 2007
    If a person wants to go straight to a park on arrival ( for a hard ticketed event, for EMH etc) having the bands in hand allows them to do online check in from their phone be eligible for free parking and EMH.

    It also works perfectly for the scenario we did it for which is staying offsite but booking and paying for a onsite room .. that gave us access to an earlier booking window for fastpasses and dining . We used the room mid day for a break . We were a large party and much more comfortable offsite for the duration of our stay, It worked well for us to have the bands shipped. It cost us $5 and 30 minutes of our time ,

    So yes OP we’ve done this and had no problems .
     
  • lawboy2001

    DVC since 2013 @ BLT and AUL
    Joined
    Jun 15, 2013
    I did it once, but after that, i just thought it was too much hassle. I can just pick them up from the front desk or...reuse last years' bands!
     

    Mickey's Best Girl

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 28, 2008
    I’m actually kind of glad Magic Bands aren’t shipped to us ahead of time.

    I’d either misplace them prior to leaving or forget them altogether. 🙃
     

    otten

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 4, 2015
    I had ours shipped to our parcel service in Washington for this past trip because I like having them in advance. It really wasn't a hassle because we ship things there frequently and i usually wait until there are 3-4 packages to pick up before driving down. We do it often. We also have nexus so the border crossing isn't a big deal
     

    marisabuzz

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Nov 24, 2015
    For the last few trips, I've sent Magic Bands to our US mailbox in Niagara Falls, NY (cbiusa.com) and we pick up either a week or two before we travel or right before going to the airport in Buffalo. I worry about misplacing or forgetting them too, but *knock on wood* never had a problem.
     
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