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posting parts from the Us to the Uk
« on: November 19, 2013, 19:41:43 PM »
Iv'e a guy with a part that needs sending to me from the Us, does anyone have experience with posting parts over or any suggestions i can email him with? . the parcel is aprox 5kg delivery time is not important.
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Re: posting parts from the Us to the Uk
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 10:07:05 AM »
Pain in the neck this.........

I've had J3 Chips posted over a couple of times, weigh bugger all and fit in a small packet..........

However, the chip itself costs around $50 but the postage costs another $55 then when it gets to England I get done another £28 in Customs charges etc.

Best advice if you're not in a hurry is to wait until someone you know goes on holiday to States, then get it posted to their hotel, and get them to bring it back in their luggage, or maybe see if the seller can mark the parcel as a s/h gift of low value or some such, but I'd imagine that nowadays there is a hefty fine if you get a capture !!

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Re: posting parts from the Us to the Uk
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 13:43:20 PM »
Cheers. the part is s/h and cheap but the guy had a quote from fedex for nearly $200.  :blink:

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Re: posting parts from the Us to the Uk
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 20:19:28 PM »
Shipping from the states is ridiculous expensive the last 4 years. The problem is that some items or parts are not sold in Europe or are 3 or 4 times the price as in the US. 
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Re: posting parts from the Us to the Uk
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 20:28:10 PM »
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Cheers. the part is s/h and cheap but the guy had a quote from fedex for nearly $200.  smiley

That's 122 pounds and you have to pay tax I guess.

Looking at the distance, you cant drive and pick it up for 122 pounds. You could ask usps for a quote, they are cheaper, but the delivery can take long time and sometimes stuff gets lost.

FedEx, like DHL are very fast and I always got the package.
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Re: posting parts from the Us to the Uk
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 09:27:43 AM »
The problem is that some items or parts are not sold in Europe 

Yeah, agree that's exactly why I had to get the J3 chips from the States  ;)

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Re: posting parts from the Us to the Uk
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 13:07:41 PM »
I struck lucky. iv'e a mate who's bringing some items over in a container so its going in with his stuff. :blink:

 

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