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    Ceiling Fan Blades...

    Boring Question I know....

    Anyone know the best place to buy replacement ceiling fan blades. We have a few "Hampton Bay" fans and can't find compatible blades anywhere. Shipping charges from the U.S. are just ridiculous (more than the cost of the blades !!)....

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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Best bet (and not a sure thing by far) is the General Store.
    It's on the highway by the airport right by the Pricemart
    turnoff.

    General note - finding this kind of stuff is hard.
    We use QFAruba and have them freight forward
    the stuff via a Miami address. As long as you can
    get them to put it in a 'tiny' box - it's not so bad.

    They have a shipping calculator on their site.
    Also if their 'usual' shipping costs are out of
    control - ask them about putting it on a boat.
    Will take longer but you can save $$

    http://www.qfglobalnetwork.com/

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    You might want to check out bundlebox.com as well. They let you have stuff shipped to a US address, then bundle it all (they will hold stuff for up to 30 days to make up a box) and then ship it to you.

    Haven't used it myself, but it sounds like the thing you need.

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    Bundlebox sounds like the 'shipping' option which I mentioned.
    If you are in a 'fix' and need it right away - this is option will take
    time as some of these companies do not get a lot of shipments
    to Aruba and it can take awhile to fill the container and then
    it takes a while on the ship and then to go thru the container/customs
    facility here.

    QFAruba will get you your package in about 1 -2 weeks which
    is really fast for here if you chose how they usually send stuff.
    The Aruba mail system is not that great and we have had many
    shipments never get here and also take a really long time.

    There are other 'mail forwarding' services on the island. I have
    tried many of them and just happen to like the quality of service
    and the prices best. For something like 10 - 15 AFLs they will
    even deliver your mail or packages to your house.

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    would it would be cheeper just to buy a whole new fan?

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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Sometimes that is the case here!!! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzardo View Post
    Sometimes that is the case here!!! LOL!
    my luck I would pay all that money to get the blades from the us, and then the motor go in the fan anyway!

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    Thanks for all your suggestions.

    I will see whether the blades are available in the stores mentioned and might just take the advice to buy a whole new fan if there isn't much in it - Crazy eh ? But if its not much more for the whole fan that would seem to be the best way to go....

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