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    Hello PCS to Hawaii

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    Does anyone out there know if we are allowed to take food stuffs (non perishables like coffee, powder creamer) or laundry soap and household goods like that with us when we PCS? I've heard it's so expensive to live there I was wondering if it's a good idea to stock up on the expensive stuff like good coffee here.

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    i think it depends on your movers.
    when we PCSed, our movers packed EVERYTHING, even already opened dry goods.
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    Yeah, it all depends on the movers. Some will pack it, some won't. We had to mail our spice rack to my parents' house when we moved because some were open. We ended up giving most of the stuff to friends when we moved away from Hawaii, when we moved to Hawaii we were newlyweds.
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    they will take it in most cases--

    I would not worry about stocking up-- you will get Cola and will have several commisaries to shop in- you will be able to find or special order just about anything you need.
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    Shouldn't have a problem getting it packed.


    And IMO hawaiian coffee is the best coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTCWifey View Post


    And IMO hawaiian coffee is the best coffee.
    For sure! I wouldn't worry about stocking up, it's not crazy expensive like everyone makes it out to be.
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    I wouldn't worry about that. Hawaii while expensive has COLA and it more than makes up for things like that. Honestly I think Hawaii gets a bad reputation over cost of living...I think there are several places on the mainland that are just as pricy without COLA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wb3690 View Post
    I wouldn't worry about that. Hawaii while expensive has COLA and it more than makes up for things like that. Honestly I think Hawaii gets a bad reputation over cost of living...I think there are several places on the mainland that are just as pricy without COLA.

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    plus there is always costco for the stuff you need to stock up on
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    It's mostly housing that is super expensive. Commissary prices are pretty much the same as the mainland. I wouldn't worry about stocking up.
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    Thanks everyone. We are trying to live on post and I've been worried about eating macaroni and cheese everyday trying to live on a PVT salary. Hopefully, I can get a job. I am a former civilian DOD employee reinstatement eligible. I hope there are jobs. Thanks again
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