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Old 03-30-10, 03:20 AM   #1
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Cost for Shipping bike from UK to US

There is a bike or two on Ebay in the UK the listed shipping charge by ebay calculator is $499 ! Does anyone have any experience with obtain an old bike via ebay from the UK to the US?
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Old 03-30-10, 03:26 AM   #2
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only experience I can register is 100 quid.
Did that once. Wheelsets from what I gather are around 60 shipping.
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I can ship a complete bicycle from Thunder Bay, Canada to England or Japan for about $200.00. To do so, the bike must be disassembled and packed into a box that does not exceed 114 inches (length+girth). I then send the package through Canada Post. Never had a problem.

This will not work for all destinations. Some countries, like Australia, have a smaller max box size, making it impossible for me to fit the bike into the box.

If you go with the shipping companies, the price will be triple or close to it.
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You could ask the seller if they can remove the wheels and bars and send 2 parcels.
UK online retailers do this for complete bikes and have no problems shipping to Australia.
$US499 seems much too high. UK retailers can send a complete bike to Oz for $US100,with insurance and signature.
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About half of the sellers on Ebay UK won't even ship domestically. The ones that will ship internationally tend to charge an arm and a leg. I just bought a bike last month and was quoted 200 pounds for shipping to the US ($350 at the current exchange rate, which is excellent). Luckily for me, I'm going there in late May and will just bring it back on the plane with me (I had it shipped to a friend's house in the UK for 20 pounds). There are some absolutely stellar deals on Ebay UK if you can pick it up in person, but the deals aren't that great anymore for bikes that the owner will ship. The fixie fad caught on there last year and the prices skyrocketed as every hipster in London is now buying up the old bikes.

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I can ship a complete bicycle from Thunder Bay, Canada to England or Japan for about $200.00. To do so, the bike must be disassembled and packed into a box that does not exceed 114 inches (length+girth). I then send the package through Canada Post. Never had a problem.

This will not work for all destinations. Some countries, like Australia, have a smaller max box size, making it impossible for me to fit the bike into the box.

If you go with the shipping companies, the price will be triple or close to it.
So I found out!
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Old 03-30-10, 07:47 AM   #9
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I'd buy a frame from Hilary Stone if shipping wasn't so high.

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/hilarystone/
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