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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:52 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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what is best deal to send whole bike to ireland .

will look at usual suspects tonight but wondered if any of you guys had some previous experiences .


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:02 am 
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What do people use whenposting wheels?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:24 am 
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I have sent frames and bikes around and use Interparcel ... Cheap as chips and never had anything lost or damaged ...yet


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:15 pm 
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please everyone do not use city link for anything. biggest cow boys in the game afaic.

booked for collection on friday before 4. no show.

contacted them today and their reason was "un-known"

waiting in today for them. was told pick up by 12 for the hassle of friday. not shown yet 1pm.

just phoned them, been told they may not turn up today either. two days lost pay for me then. oh and the refund to the chap who bought the bike.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:45 pm 
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Has anyone ever used these chaps > http://www.transglobal.org.uk/australia/

Trying to send a frame to Oz, their quote is good but haven't heard / used them before.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:18 pm 
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John wrote:
Has anyone ever used these chaps > http://www.transglobal.org.uk/australia/

Trying to send a frame to Oz, their quote is good but haven't heard / used them before.


The problem with frames is the size, once you start entering realistic dimensions it gets expensive.

I posted a frame to Oz today from the post office. Surface mail at £52.40 or airmail at £66. That was for a 3.5kg parcel. Maximum length is 105cm, which is the only restriction.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:50 am 
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Anyone know if there's another thread on here similar to this one? I posted in it a while a go but can;t remember :?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:56 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I've just shipped a Saracen to the US using Transglobal.
The buyer didn't want the fitted rims and tires (but did want the NOS rims I'd bought for the project), but other than that it was a complete bike.
I got the box down to 100x22x60 and an approx weight of 14kg's.
It was collected last night at after 5pm, and is already showing as being in Kentucky!
The price was £67, which I thought was excellent value for that level of service.
The proof will be when it arrives in California, and if it's in the same condition it left in


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:44 pm 
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There seems to be a lot of debate about the Customs charges, etc., and which carrier is best in terms of avoiding them.

Just picked up a used frame, so I will put the info on here for guidance.

Swings and roundabouts with parcels from abroad, but if you get stung and want to sort it out it helps to know the rules.

The VAT is calculated on the combined declared value and postage cost.

You can avoid the postage part of that is your seller will mark as gift and use ordinary post.

If this seller had marked gift I may have ended up tax free, but I like to pay my taxes.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:20 am 
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For UK people shipping, changes from April 2nd for Royal Mail.

http://www.royalmail.com/parcels-made-easy

Some international post looks OK, but domestic is a real change - restrictions on sizes of parcels regardless of weight, and cheapest parcel £2.60.

Due to take effect from April 2nd.


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