Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
700 Posts
overseas...

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....

Fred
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
370 Posts
Do not under any circumstance ship via first class mail. :surprise: I just lost 2 vintage speedometers trying to ship them to a specialist in England.

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



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,595 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Alright guys, thanks for everyone's input. Cheapest I found also was USPS...I'll give them a try.

Thanks
 

·
Bon Vivant
Joined
·
10,576 Posts
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. t.

This is exactly what happened to my speedometers, I'm just SOL, They are quite rare and very difficult to find, I haven't been able to find replacements yet and I'm out the cost if I ever do find them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
818 Posts
Like others said, USPS is the way to go unless you want to spend a lot of money. I ordered a jacket from London. Of course it didn't fit. So, I sent it back just yesterday. It cost me $77.60. I got a quote from UPS and he said it would be double that. The Company I bought it from used FedEx to ship it to me at a price of $18 but for some reason they won't except FedEx for returns. Something about this results in extra customs charges, even as a return. So basically, I just spent over a $100 and have nothing to show for it.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top