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Offline Jasper

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Parts from the USA
« on: August 18, 2020, 09:55:24 AM »
I am looking for freight suggestions for a 40kg parcel from the US (California) to Victoria.
UPS want over $1100 for this.

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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 04:51:19 PM »
There is a guy Darren Cheney who specialises in bringing bikes to Oz from West coast USA i believe. i am sure if he is still doing this he could help.

check this link below

http://www.midlifecrisisimports.com/Contact_Us.aspx

Darren Cheney

0488 188 827
95 Spavin Drive, Sunbury, VIC 3429
firstmile@bigpond.com

Greg Chiminello

0425 888 091
392 Plenty Rd Preston Vic 3072
greg@skiforce.com

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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 10:44:20 AM »
Anyone have any experience with the above mention importer?

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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2020, 01:13:21 PM »
 I do not know Greg from Preston but i have known Darren for a very long time. He has a lot of experience in the International freight  industry.  He has been importing cars, motorcycles,parts etc for several years.
 Give him a call.

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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 11:24:53 AM »
Many thanks for the information.
I have been in touch with Darren, and he is organising the freight for me.

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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2020, 09:34:44 PM »
259 $US in 7 days with forwarder on 40Kg.
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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2020, 08:32:58 PM »
259 $US in 7 days with forwarder on 40Kg.

  $259 USD for 40kg of freight USA To AUS ??

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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2020, 12:07:27 AM »
Yes.
From Florida.
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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2020, 12:16:43 PM »
259 $US in 7 days with forwarder on 40Kg.

I’m sure I’ve paid $80 for 50g before. And not bought many things when the freight exceeded the item cost.

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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2020, 01:23:39 PM »
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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2020, 04:06:40 PM »
Whose calculator is this?

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Re: Parts from the USA
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2020, 06:49:32 PM »
The randomness of freight costings stems from unlike Oz , the US have around 26 separate companies registered to ship domestic mail items. Then you have general carriers and international forwarders and they all have  different pricing structures all based on how they can utilise their network and take advantage of any rebates or discounts they can glean from another carrier who base their costings on how they can tie in with another schedule. This is why the different times and prices for the same items and why your item seems to go back and forwards to a central distribution centre before heading off shore.  Confused? Good, thats what they want to do to you.
Whos the fastest and cheapest? Good question and I wish I had a answer it deserves but I dont.