[Zmagnette] Shipping car parts from England

Steve Kirby skirby210 at cox.net
Sat Nov 16 17:52:38 MST 2013

I've spent about that much, just in postage, simply trying to pay for a speeding (clocked at 36 in a 30!!!) ticket, I acquired in Jolly Olyde.  So wow, for an actual package, like with something important inside, that seems like a real bargain!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steven Trovato 
  To: zmagnette at autox.team.net 
  Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2013 3:27 PM
  Subject: [Zmagnette] Shipping car parts from England

  The short version is, I am trying to figure out 
  the best way to have a package shipped to me from 
  England to New York.  Read on for the gory details.

  About 4 years ago, I purchased an exhaust system 
  from NTG.  For comparison, the shipping was 
  £62.60 which I was told was the 10 - 15kg 
  rate.  I am currently attempting to have 
  something shipped to me from a private party in 
  the UK.   The package is 127cm x 16cm x 10cm  and 
  about 10kg.  I am trying to figure out how to 
  have it shipped for a reasonable price.  I don't 
  care how slow it is.  I went to the royal mail 
  website, which has a link to parcelforce 
  worldwide.  This seems to be where you have to go 
  to ship things more than 2 kg.  I entered in my 
  data and got a quote of  globalvalue service, 5-9 
  days, £104.20.  I tried Fedex, which gave me 
  crazy quotes > $300 with a footnote that they do 
  not offer services from the origin or destination 
  city at this time.  Not sure how they can say 
  that and still list a price.  DHL came back with 
  a message that they won't take a package longer 
  than 120cm.  UPS Expedited showed a price of 
  £94.71.  I then read about some "freight 
  consolidator" services.  I found 
  parcel2go.com.  There I got a quote for express 
  saver service at £46.40.  Now, that's a little 
  more like it.  Does anyone have any experience 
  with this service or others like it?  Does anyone 
  have any experience with this sort of 
  international shipping?  Words of wisdom are 
  welcome!  I have bought things from the UK 
  before, but it was always from companies.  They 
  would tell me the shipping cost and that was 
  that.  This is the first time I have had to get 
  more involved in the process.  Thanks.

  -Steve T.

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