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shipping overseas

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mactac, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    does anyone know of any service that will ship from europe to north amercia that isn't $400-500?

    i'm tring to ship a 16kg box, and all the quotes i get are up in that range... there must be a cheaper way... anyone?
  2. remo


    Jan 15, 2005
    ship it with the neck of the body.. and put it in a box. This usually makes it within the size restrictions for normal air mail through your postal system.
  3. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    it's not a bass... the box is only about 24inx24inx18i
  4. When i did this - there are options.

    Fast (with tracking - a MUST btw) - lotsa dollars
    or Snail Mail (without tracking - buy at your peril from dodgy sellers).

    The snail mail (sea container) option is risky, but cheap. Problem is you'd end up with no tracking number - therefore no proof that the seller actually sent it. Be very careful here.
    I had a seller rip me off with this method - till I called the police - then he hurridly sent it to me through Airmail no less. Apparantly his eBay persona is now removed........
    I'd take the Faster option - even if it does cost ya. Question is - is it really worth it?