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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:25 pm 
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Anyone suggest a cheap but reliable courier from Canada to the UK for a complete bicycle?
iMuchas Gracias Senores!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:01 pm 
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I looked into shipping from the USA to UK a while ago. Although it didn't actually happen the name UPS came up, BUT, as I remember, it was much cheaper to split into 2 smaller boxes rather than use one bike box.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:53 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
I looked into shipping from the USA to UK a while ago. Although it didn't actually happen the name UPS came up, BUT, as I remember, it was much cheaper to split into 2 smaller boxes rather than use one bike box.


Yup, Thanks. It does look as though an equivalent cheapish method isn't available from Canada though...
...unless anyone knows better?


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What out for customs?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:13 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
What out for customs?


I'm ready for the revenue man... :twisted:

Always leave the wheels behind, or have them sent seperately.

Bike components are 5% duty + 20% VAT.
Complete bikes are 15% duty +20% VAT.
THey have to be very nice wheels to make it worthwhile... :wink:


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