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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:26 pm 
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any advice? found some pedals i wawnt over there and the seller is happy to post but doesn't know how or how much it'll cost! so someone give me a pointer for a good (cheap & reliable!) way?

ta for help in advance


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:45 pm 
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USPS will do it .( post office )
not sure on price , but not too expensive .


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:03 pm 
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USPS is very cheap normally.i would expect around $15 for pedals.just make sure he doesnt use UPS or it will be $150 lol..


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:07 pm 
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Yeah, it should only be about $15 to ship airmail or whatever, and it should be about 10 days to two weeks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:37 pm 
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http://www.usps.com

Has a calculator that will give you the exact cost.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:45 pm 
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Couple of things...

$15 sounds about right...

If its not marked as a gift you may be charged excessive taxes by the UK if the value is marked up over £18 GBP = $36

The same applies if it marked as a gift and its value is marked up over £36 GBP = $72

Totally wrong in my opinion to pay tax on second hand bike parts!

You need a US based friend like me! :lol:
J


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:49 am 
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USPS is usually the cheapest, but the down sides are that tracking is limited and insurance is...difficult to cash in on if the item gets lost.

I always mark 'gift', but when I've shipped via UPS in the past, even if marked 'gift', guys still got dinged with customs.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:00 am 
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rumpfy wrote:
I always mark 'gift', but when I've shipped via UPS in the past, even if marked 'gift', guys still got dinged with customs.

maybe the customs guys are getting suspicious of the amount of gifts flowing back and forth across the atlantic...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:04 am 
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'warranty replacement' works for me ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:18 pm 
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warranty replacement, gift sample, whatever, customs have wised up to this. if they want to sting you the duty they will, if they havent then you're lucky ;)


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