Re: Shipping Question
"David Kerber" <ns_dkerber@ns_ids.net> wrote in message
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> email@example.com says...
>> Thanks, I'll give USPS a call.
>> DHL quoted OVER $800!!!
> Something doesn't seem right here. Is this for slow shipping or
> overnight? I could see this for overnight, but not for slow-boat
> shipping from any shipper. How big of a box, and how much weight are
> you telling them it is?
>> It would be cheaper to buy a cheapo round trip plane ticket, fly to
>> Zagreb with this thing as one piece of luggage, stay at a 4 star hotel
>> for a week and return without it.
>> Absolutely stunning that companies who claim to be shippers aren't
>> interested in doing real business.
>> Qui si parla Campagnolo wrote:
>> > Tom wrote:
>> > > I am trying to send a frame from the USA to Croatia. USPS doesn't
>> > > a package that large and UPS charges $800 (That's right).
>> > >
>> > > How the heck do you ship something like that?
>> > >
>> > Go talk to USPS or DHL. We have sent things via USPS this size for
>> > about $100.
OK, so far what I've found out is that USPS won't handle the package because
it has a combined measurement of length and girth over 79 inches.
DHL and UPS quote about $800 and when I tell them I want slow boat they
don't even know what the hell I'm talking about.
I called airfreight and they tell me that they won't ship for an individual
The box is 42" x 8" x 24" and weighs 15 lbs overall.
As I said, the shipping that I've been able to find costs more than double
the NEW price of the frame.