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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 2019, 10:59 am Thread Starter
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Shipping parts Overseas

Hey,

Got someone from Ireland that wants to buy my race seat for a Hypermotard 1100.

I've never shipped overseas to Europe before. Anyone know what the cheapest and easiest way to do that?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 2019, 12:08 pm
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I'd say go ole USPS...but it's going to take a really long time to get there

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Best to check different international shippers and get quotes from their websites, prices will vary wildly.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 2019, 5:53 pm
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Do not under any circumstance ship via first class mail. I just lost 2 vintage speedometers trying to ship them to a specialist in England.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 2019, 1:20 pm
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I shipped a supersport gas tank to Mauritius (in the Indian Ocean off Madagascar) with the USPS. Got it there in seven days and not damaged. Cost was $165, but UPS/FedEx wanted $1200, easy choice for me.

Pack it really well, it is the weight of the part, not so much the weight of the soft stuff to protect the part, that you pay for....

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 2019, 11:40 pm
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USPS, I've never lost anything posted to me, USPS First Class International and USPS Priority International is fffffast.

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Do not under any circumstance ship via first class mail. I just lost 2 vintage speedometers trying to ship them to a specialist in England.

Nah, thatíll probably be the Royal Mail, they went through a period where all manner of things were being stolen from sorting offices.



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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2019, 9:55 am
 
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I ship about 400 shipments internationally per year. The majority is USPS. On average, 1 package disappears per year, never to be found. I use Priority rate, which is a step above first class. Express is another step above. Cost goes up for each incremental step. The problem going with USPS is that once the package leaves the shores of the US it is tracked, but not under its jurisdiction. When there are problems, its usually due to customs. Somehow it gets stuck there and then disappears. I have shipped to Ireland about 10 times via USPS over the years and have not had any issues. I also ship DHL. If under 5 lbs, the rates are not bad although still more than USPS Flat Rate by about 35%. If you click on the insurance option, it may be worthwhile. It takes months, but you can file a claim and get your full value of the shipment if the package is lost.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2019, 2:54 pm Thread Starter
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Alright guys, thanks for everyone's input. Cheapest I found also was USPS...I'll give them a try.

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I've shipped all over the world many, many times. Anything under 70lbs USPS is usually the best option
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