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 Post subject: Couriers - help?!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:52 pm 
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Hi guys and gals,

I'm trying to ship a box over to the States, I've used a Fox Racing 40 fork box (98 x 27 x 14cm/6kg) ....on getting various quotes online they say it'll be just over 30-odd quid which is fine, but on inputting further details it then gets bumped to over 50 quid which is borderline ridiculous.....can anyone suggest a good courier website for me at all please?

Cheers peeps.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:29 pm 
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£35ish with Parcelforce/Mailhouse via Postage Supermarket
£100 insurance covered, more insurance etc will bump that up by a few quid.

£56 by FedEx account and £78 via UPS, so not too bad a price.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:12 pm 
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All airfreight is worked on volumetric weight - if you want to try and save money, make the box smaller.


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Volumetric weight based on 0.037 cbm by courier is 7.5 kg, so not much to save on actual weight. From having worked in shipping for 11 years, £50 isn't a bad price


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Got it down to 31 with UPS, hoorah! :)


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