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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:19 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
In need of some serious help here. I've just been quoted $350 by Kent Eriksen to deliver my new frame to the UK. Anybody got any ideas for a shipper that will include good insurance?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:17 pm 
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haggis wrote:
In need of some serious help here. I've just been quoted $350 by Kent Eriksen to deliver my new frame to the UK. Anybody got any ideas for a shipper that will include good insurance?
cheers


I'd be flying out there to shake Kent's hand ;)

UPS or TNT? That's probably who he'll be using though and they aren't cheap.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:13 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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He's using a shipping broker called Kamino but i think i've got it sorted through parcelmonkey now. They're only wanting £88 inc insurance. i took your acvice on that seatpost as well Crell. Have you taken the plunge yet?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:12 pm 
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Location: Out here in the perimeter...
5lb steel frame from USA > UK £44.10 via USPS, then got caught for 'customs and handling fees' by Parcel Farce (+£35 :roll: )


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:53 pm 
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Location: Livin' in a dust bowl
Pair of Mavic Crossrides in proper wheel box 4.5kg - £11.99 - Parcel Force 48hr signed for with £150 insurance cover to UK address


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:52 pm 
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Location: Sheppey, Kent
Just, reluctantly, sent a complete bike via Parcelforce UK to UK. Cost £25, size was 135x20x73cm and weighed in at 15kg. When the guy came to collect it he said it is bigger than they normally take. I booked it through parcels2go. Perhaps next time I'll use DHL...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:21 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Sunny Glasgow
Set of chris king/racelites to Tasmania via royal mail international signed for.
£80 insured to £150[saves on import taxes but you could be stuffed if things go wrong].Proper padded reinforced box total weight 4 KG
Took about 14 days to arrived
No reports as yet of condition but all seems fine


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:18 pm 
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Location: Nr. Loughborough
Does anyone know what kind of collection time window senditnow give? I've bought a bike on eBay that needs collecting, and need to ask the seller for a convenient time. Don't know if I need a couple of hours or a whole day though! senditnow don't seem to have a phone number...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:52 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Does anyone know what kind of collection time window senditnow give? I've bought a bike on eBay that needs collecting, and need to ask the seller for a convenient time. Don't know if I need a couple of hours or a whole day though! senditnow don't seem to have a phone number...


Think you can specify am or pm, and even ask for a smaller window than that


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:32 pm 
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looking for some help shipping to New Zealand. Under 1Kg and 28X11X20cm. looking at 70 odd quid :shock: any suggestions?


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