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Old 05-02-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Shipping a crockpot to cabins?

Has anyone done this. I did not see where a crockpot is listed in the cabins and I think that it would be very useful. We are not planning to leave WDW to buy one and thought if I get a cheap one at a garage sale I could ship it and then just leave it there. Thoughts on this ,and anything else to ship down that might be helpful?.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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It'll will save a lot of $ over WDW dining. You might even be able to buy a new cheap one from Wal-Mart/store and get free shipping. I've also heard people shipping case of water from Wal-Mart.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:09 AM   #3
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Has anyone done this. I did not see where a crockpot is listed in the cabins and I think that it would be very useful. We are not planning to leave WDW to buy one and thought if I get a cheap one at a garage sale I could ship it and then just leave it there. Thoughts on this ,and anything else to ship down that might be helpful?.
I would think that having to ship a heavy (and they are heavy by shipping standards) crockpot to Disney would offset a lot of your savings on meals. I just shipped a small, light box (maybe 10x5x2 in.) and it cost $14!! That was pretty steep by my standards.

Never have shipped something as heavy as a crockpot, but would imagine it would be 'big' $$$'s!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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GE makes a nice non-stick metal liner pot. http://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-6-Quart...ooker/12442589 I HAD one, but returned it because the non-stick coating didn't hold up well. Hopefully they've fixed it by now - it was a great pot!

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I Never have shipped something as heavy as a crockpot, but would imagine it would be 'big' $$$'s!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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You can get crockpots at a reasonable price from either Amazon or Walmart with free shipping. I would definately do this, as even at full price, it would save time and money if you have the recipes (and love them) and groceries planned to use it a lot, as long as you buy it with shipping time forcasted to arrive the week before you get there. See the shipping threads to resorts, if you havent already.

I had things shipped to us at the Fort using the post office (not as 'recommended' on other Dis shipping threads as private services like UPS or fed ex, because it goes to a central disney P.O. processing point and takes longer) but our things arrived much faster than I thought they would. Our trip was more than a week, so I was sure they would arrive, just not sure how fast.

We got them a day or two into our trip, one package was brought by disney castmembers to our site, and one was held at the outpost, and a notice was taped to our windshield when we returned from the Parks. About 7 days in transit.

Edited to add--- you don't say how long your stay is. I would only do it for a week long-ish trip, not one of a few days. And only if I had the cabin full size fridge to store groceries in. Only a longer trip would make it worth it for me.
We stayed in a popup this trip, I used a crockpot for many meals, but next time, I'd cook less, on-site in that set up. Eat out more. The big deal for me was not having a fridge to keep meats and dairy cool enough for a cooking span of weeks.
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