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  • R...WTK Who have you used to ship heavy things from the USA, like a motor...

    So, I've found a spare motor at the right price, the only problem is getting a sensible cost to ship it to Australia...

    Tell me your stories good or bad...

    Who you used, how much, approx weight and size of the package you got sent...

    Thanks in advance...

  • #2
    Got me my zx6r motor in 3 days door to door was bout $600 ish
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    • #3
      Yep got my CBR600RR engine including shipping for $1600 all up. Postage was around $600 but the ebay seller chose the courier so I cant remember who it was unfortunately
      Ryan

      Originally posted by Aufitt
      Try Para045, he definitely sounds all gooey in the fork for ya

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      • #4
        Shipito.com will ship heavy items if you've used them a few times before. Had a bulky 50kg CRT monitor shipped for just under $500.

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        • #5
          I used fremantle customs brokers to ship from the states a 1974 Rickman KAwasaki plus a couple boxes of spares.

          They were really good.
          The bike was not crated, so they handled it well with it only gaining one scratch on the exhaust.

          They ship over cars in the containers and always have a little space left in those containers.
          I can't remember exactly how much it cost, but they were very good and in the end i got ebay peeps to send my stuff to them so it would come in cheaper.
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          • #6
            Thanks mate...

            Will try them...

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            • #7
              don't use DHL cost $600 for new motor from USA to perth airport in 3 days,

              then came all the extra duties and taxes they could think of and they know you want your goods so you will have to pay

              cost another $675ish dollars from perth airport to attadale and that took 10 days
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              • #8
                They are expensive...

                - - - Updated - - -

                I'm going to sea freight it, time is not important, cost is...

                Trying some freight forwarders local to where I'm getting the motor from...

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                • #9
                  Just found his details in an old PSB thread...


                  Bill Famlonga.
                  He is still in the import business. (As of 2010)

                  Give him a call on 9331 8445.

                  Tell him Neil sent you.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mcmurray View Post
                    Shipito.com will ship heavy items if you've used them a few times before. Had a bulky 50kg CRT monitor shipped for just under $500.
                    good to know as I use them a lot for other crap
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                    • #11
                      I use a mob called ship porter, Shipping to Australia from USA . Based in Melbourne, ship from California to Brisbane, but quote me from California to Bunbury, the last section being overland. Takes about 5 weeks California to Brisbane, a week through customs and maybe 8 days across the country. I might get say, 16 boxes totalling 250kg, but fairly bulky, and the cost might be $600ish Aud. That doesn't allow for GST obviously and customs might open and check my gear. Guy's name is Warwick.
                      www.hurtlegear.com.au

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by wheresmybadger View Post
                        then came all the extra duties and taxes they could think of and they know you want your goods so you will have to pay

                        That's not DHL, that's customs.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by thro View Post
                          That's not DHL, that's customs.
                          If I can find the invoice will stick up for you to see, there was charges for customs and taxes but most were surcharges because the box need 2 people to move and extra fuel charge due to its size its a full page of listings,

                          I think customs was like $120 and $70 in gst
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by thro View Post
                            That's not DHL, that's customs.
                            Nah, DHL are total thundercunts when it comes to putting their hands out. Been caught by them before. Same with one of the domestic couriers, getting slugged fees for re-delivery when I was home all day and a bunch of other stuff that is usually (and should be) just included in the initial shipping cost.
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                            • #15
                              Do it with someone in Freo Rich. Port charges. Freo is the cheapest port in Oz, in and out.
                              They charge by the m3.
                              Brisbane, Sydney and Melb are frightening.
                              My bike out of Freo to NZ, $1000.00 and back to Freo $1000.00
                              I considered an east coast port so I could ride it back, and thought it would be cheaper! Ha! $1800.00 to Bris from Auckland and it got worst as you moved south.

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