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[Mgs] Trans-ship me a gasket!

Subject: [Mgs] Trans-ship me a gasket!
From: Eric Erickson <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 02:30:31 +1030

I am looking to buy a head gasket for my new engine from the Cometic 
Gasket people in Concord, OH.

Yes, there is a Cometic distributor in Australia but it seems they don't 
have the exact gasket I need and would have to "special order" it in... 
so I am probably better off trying to get it from Cometic myself 
(maybe).  The guys at Cometic said they don't stock any of these 
specific gaskets and they would have to make one up, which would take a 
few days.

This is the "maybe" part.

Cometic have given me a part number and have quoted me a price... but 
their quoted cost of shipping the item is horrendous (about half the 
cost of the item again and the gasket price is $US94.00).

Why is it that many American companies I have dealt with don't have the 
option of cheap surface mail but rather (with no option offered) they 
stick it in an express parcel delivery service?  I don't need the thing 

Can't they just wander down to the post office and hand it over the 
counter for mail to Australia?

Anyway, after that rant... maybe I can pay twice and still get it 
cheaper?  If find someone that lives nearby maybe I could have it 
delivered to them and then pay them to mail it to me... SLOW BOAT, CHEAP 

Does this sound reasonable... feasible... plausible?

Adelaide, South Australia
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