[CR]Shipping to Austrailia fiasco/ USPS Shipping misquote.

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Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 11:43:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Peter Naiman" <hetchinspete1@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Shipping to Austrailia fiasco/ USPS Shipping misquote.

If anybody has any ideas of how else to ship to Austrailia after reading this email, please reply offlist.

I recently sold a complete bike to down under, and after going to DHL, Fedex, and UPS and getting outragious shipping quotes of $600 -$700, I called USPS and asked for a quote for two boxes going to Austrailia, both at 108" combined total size which supposedly is thier limit, and I verified with person I was talking to. I was amazed to get quotes of about a total of $280, and double checked by calling another Post Office and recieved the same numbers.

Needless to say, I brought both boxes to the Post Office today and it turns out the maximum size box to Austrailia is not 108" as qouted, but 79" for Global Express 4-6 days, as well as shipping by ground/boat in 4-6 weeks etc. The only way to ship anything up to 108" to down under is by Global Express Guaranteed which gave me the total cost of $583.

Has anybody shppied to Austrailia lately, and what were the results or cost if you shipped a complete bike.

Peter Naiman Shorewood, WI

Peter W. Naiman 4420 North Ardmore Avenue Shorewood, WI 53211 Home: 414-967-0990 Cell: 617-512-1502 Email: hetchinspete1@yahoo.com