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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:42 am 
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Hi Guys

Anyone ever shipped a frame from UK to Australia? Any idea what sort of cost, and who to use?

Any info appreciated,
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:20 am 
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[quote="wired99"]Hi Guys

Anyone ever shipped a frame from UK to Australia? Any idea what sort of cost, and who to use?

Any info appreciated,
Cheers[/quote]

I've shipped frames/wheels over to Oz and the cheapest you'll prob imhop find is via Interparcel.com - they have accounts with all major shippers and then pass on the discounted rate, which depends more on the size than actual weight so you're prob talking about £90 being the cheapest, more likely about £110 depending how good you are at minimal but sturdy packing!


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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:26 am 
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I shipped a frame in a frame box back to Aus late last year using Parcel Force and it was £72 for a 7 to 10 day delivery. Worked fine with no problems at all.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:52 pm 
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Many thanks guys, I will follow up both leads!


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The thing to remember for shipping by air is that price is based on volume, not just weight - so being able to get the bike into smallest box possible without compromising protection is the trick. I generally use DHL - if you use one of the online bookers, you'll save on the standard price - I sent a bike to Taiwan and it was delivered 2 days later - online tracking too. I wouldn't use Parcelforce - stuff disappears into the ether never to be seen again.


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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:46 pm 
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parcel2go.com An awsome website. nuff said :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:58 pm 
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Send it to a pal in Germany then get them to forward it on. A DHL packet only costs 40 Euro from Germany to Australia whereas from the UK it is £76 from DHL directly for a similar 5kg frame sized package!
http://www.p4d.co.uk/p4d/process.php do a DHL service for £69 with 2-5 day transit.
Parcel2go via Fedex is virtually the same price.
I'm basing the prices on 90x45x15 dimensions. If you removed the forks then you'll get the box a lot smaller & thus cheaper price..


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