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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 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:37 pm 
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If anyone needs any customs advice or help with international shipping, and the rules that go along with it. PM me. I've got 11 years shipping and logistics experience, a diploma in Export Customs etc and know about import too.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:22 am 
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Sorry I have no idea about this sticky, so I made my own posting about shipping small boxes from the USA world wide..
Here is the link.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=270688

Basically the US post office offers 4 different "flat rate" size boxes (you can pack up to 70pound on them for the same cost of shipping..

Here is a picture of the four boxes with their respective charges. (just click on it to make it much bigger)
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A example of the different charges depending on destination.
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Well I hope this helps, is kind of expensive but is fast a secure (send many motorcycle parts this way over the years all over the world and nothing ever got lost)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:36 am 
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im looking for shipping to Poland, ive had some quotes that are reasonable but when you add insurance and signed for to it it pushes the price up. any sugestions


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:00 pm 
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parcel monkey worked


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this but I want to buy a bike off eBay and its in Romania.

If its through eBay and PayPal how can I be scammed? The bike seems pretty cheap so it's a bit odd that it hasn't sold in the few weeks and also why do you think he is advertising it in his own country?

I want the bike but not sure if it'll be worth the risk...


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