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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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    Cheapest is usally Parcel force worldwide, using the surface service.

    Takes up to three months.

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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.
    http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/c...ediaId=9300094
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    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    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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    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    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.

    http://science.kennesaw.edu/~jdirnbe...rents/0903.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    It will never get there. The gulf stream goes the other way. But not a bad idea for sending to Norway.
    Foo is awesome. Always a couple of laughs and good info in the same thread.

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    my contribution is clearly good info

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    my contribution is clearly good info
    yes it is.

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