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Old 07-15-09, 03:04 PM   #1
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Shipping large packages from the UK to the US?

I need to have someone ship a large box from the UK to the US. The box is probably about the same total volume as a standard hard shell bike case, but slightly taller (and not as wide or long). It weighs about 100 lbs or so. I might need to ship two of these to the US. Anyone know the cheapest way to do this? I don't care about how fast it arrives, I just care about cheap.
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Old 07-15-09, 03:07 PM   #2
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Cheapest is usally Parcel force worldwide, using the surface service.

Takes up to three months.
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Old 07-15-09, 03:11 PM   #3
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the equivalent of SAL (Sea and land)
my guess, it's about $8~10/1kg
there might be a weight limit.
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Old 07-15-09, 03:20 PM   #4
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Looking at a current map, with some luck, if you pitch it into the sea around Norwich it should travel over the top of Britain and make it to the west coast of Florida in about two to six years.
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Looking at a current map, with some luck, if you pitch it into the sea around Norwich it should travel over the top of Britain and make it to the west coast of Florida in about two to six years.
It will never get there. The gulf stream goes the other way. But not a bad idea for sending to Norway.
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try here: http://www.the-eurogroup.com/quote.htm
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It will never get there. The gulf stream goes the other way. But not a bad idea for sending to Norway.
The Gulf Stream is part of a big gyre that goes up the North American coast, down the European coast as it cools, and back to North America crossing about mid way down the Atlantic.

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The Gulf Stream goes up the North American coast, down the European coast as it cools, and back to North America crossing about mid way down the Atlantic.

It's a big gyre.
so you can toss stuff into the sea in america and have it show up here too?

I wish i checked this before i sent chocolates to america. the postage was more than the chocs.
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It will never get there. The gulf stream goes the other way. But not a bad idea for sending to Norway.
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my contribution is clearly good info
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my contribution is clearly good info
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