Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:14 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:34 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:41 pm
Posts: 1696
i ve looked at the shipping sticky
usps says my package is too large :roll:

the dimensions are25"h 48"L 10" d
weight is 26lb

can anyone recomend a courier that will take it


transglobal say total carrige charge is £611 :twisted:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:30 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:46 pm
Posts: 656
Location: Hampshire
I sized the box as 12kg 122x64x26cm.

Using the www.interparcel.com website i got - FedEx £444.90+VAT

Using the www.worldwide-parcelservices.co.uk - UPS £330.21 not sure if VAT included.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:31 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:46 pm
Posts: 656
Location: Hampshire
I sized the box as 12kg 122x64x26cm.

Using the www.interparcel.com website i got - FedEx £444.90+VAT

Using the www.worldwide-parcelservices.co.uk - UPS £330.21 not sure if VAT included.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:36 am 
eBay Outing Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:53 pm
Posts: 8000
What is the package?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:44 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:57 pm
Posts: 4074
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
If it's a bike, I'd suggest taking the wheels out of the box and trimming it down to suit the remains of the bike. Then get a second box for the wheels and cut that to size too.

If you can trim them down to USPS limitations (length + girth = less than 108"), you can easily ship both boxes for under $100 each with USPS. Couriers might be even cheaper with such reduced sizes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:08 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:41 pm
Posts: 1696
its a frame with some parts attached no wheels or forks

i ve been messing around on fed exs website for hours an got no were it wont save the details or select any otherdrop off point apart from one right out side the guys house an he s at work
not got a price yet either
the whole now seems a total waste of time


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:10 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:41 pm
Posts: 1696
i sent a gt lobo to germany from uk once the buyer arranged shipping via fed ex if i remember it cost around £60 dont understand how i m getting sky high prices


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:22 am 
eBay Outing Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:53 pm
Posts: 8000
dan you have a pm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:25 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:33 pm
Posts: 11105
Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
I can't see why it is so bulky.

Should have no problems getting it all in one package within USPS sizing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:55 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 7:11 pm
Posts: 8479
Location: Fircombe.
You need some good practice!
A 21" frame with a 24" top tube easily fit into a box 36" x 8" x 28", which suits USPS max size, or even smaller. You have to take the forks off though, and trim the box down...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group