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International shipping

Postby scubagli » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:46 pm

Does anyone have good suggestions for international shipping, large boxes? Just got a quote for a 54"x15"x15" box to gemany for $600 from UPS, fed ex was $1000. I've gotten large parts delivered from Europe before much cheaper im wondering what gives...for example my 01E I only got charged $130 for shipping by the seller, granted he's a business and has an account, but that's a crazy discount...what am I doing wrong?
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Re: International shipping

Postby PRY4SNO » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:08 pm

Have you looked into freight instead of couriers?

If you're not in a rush over land/sea vs air shipping can save a bunch.
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Re: International shipping

Postby scubagli » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:59 pm

I've attempted to but it seems very user unfriendly, you can't just get a quote...

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Re: International shipping

Postby All_Euro » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:36 pm

Not sure what the price might be but I've had small-item success with DHL...
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Re: International shipping

Postby PRY4SNO » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:12 am

If I read this right, you're sending the package abroad?

Try freightquote.com, my guy (took 4 people to find a good contact) is Matt Triebel <mtriebel@freightquote.com>

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Re: International shipping

Postby scubagli » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:14 am

Thanks

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Re: International shipping

Postby vt10vt » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:54 pm

Is it too big for USPS?
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Re: International shipping

Postby scubagli » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:19 am

USPS does not provide tracking for international shipping, which can result in no seller protection thru pay pal, but in this case yes too big for USPS, and very cost prohibitive.
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Re: International shipping

Postby Sparkyjack » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:39 pm

several months ago I was swapping steering wheel hubs with a guy in the uk.
His shipping costs where a tenth of mine.
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Re: International shipping

Postby scubagli » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:37 pm

Yeah its stupid.
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Re: International shipping

Postby PRY4SNO » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:17 pm

scubagli wrote:USPS does not provide tracking for international shipping, which can result in no seller protection thru pay pal, but in this case yes too big for USPS, and very cost prohibitive.


That's interesting.

I'm tracking a pair of UrS Fuchs that were shipped from Cali via USPS at the moment.

And I specifically told the seller, the cheapest option via USPS available lol
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Re: International shipping

Postby scubagli » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:29 pm

Perhaps its only Europe...
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Re: International shipping

Postby Wilford Brimley » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:51 am

PRY4SNO wrote:
scubagli wrote:USPS does not provide tracking for international shipping, which can result in no seller protection thru pay pal, but in this case yes too big for USPS, and very cost prohibitive.


That's interesting.

I'm tracking a pair of UrS Fuchs that were shipped from Cali via USPS at the moment.

And I specifically told the seller, the cheapest option via USPS available lol



USPS subcontracts through other couriers (usually UPS) for shipments like that. All of your small parcels sent through them are shipped via UPS surepost bags.
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