BMX - SHIPPING a BMX ~ Chicago to the UK ...who how much HELP ME!
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12-10-05, 07:22 PM
I have to ship a BMX to the UK. So it's going from cold ass Chicago to the UK...
I have it packed up in a regular bike box but I can't find a carrier that'll ship it economy.
FedEx & UPS want like $400 for airmail.
Who will ship it cheaper!?
Help me pretty please!!
12-10-05, 07:35 PM
Should cost right around $120.
Go to www.ups.com they have a shipping calulator. You can also pay on line and have the bike picked up at your house. A local bike shop should have a box for you. I shipped 2 bikes recently in bike boxes. Very cool.
EMS through USPS, or DHL.
If you've got some time, locate a freight forwarder in your phone book, or online. They can consolidate it with other stuff, and save you money.
12-11-05, 09:55 AM
Thanks alot for everyone's help!
sxe fbm rider
12-12-05, 11:55 AM
Well, since it's an international flight, you could bring it on the plane and possibly get away with hsipping it free. You are charged to send your bike state to state because they can, but for an international flight some arilines dont charge you.. and if you pack it up real good and dont tell them it's a bike, tell them it's equipment of some sort, they very well may not charge you at all. But if they do realize it's a bike, some airllines will charge you if it doent meet their bike criteria, like under a certain size and weight..
He didn't say he was flying with it. And you haven't taken many international flights lately, have you? First, they don't care if it's a load of moose turd, they just measure it. Second, it goes through a big x-ray machine, so there's a good chance they may notice it's a bike.
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