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Old 05-16-07, 09:27 PM   #1
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Shipping bikes overseas- recomendations?

Hey so I just sold a complete bike on e-bay and the buyer is in Japan (tokyo). Can anyone advise a shipping service? I'm new to this....


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FedEx?







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Try DHL or your local phone book to see who ships to Japan for a reasonable rate.
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FedEx?







(Why did I respond to this...)
I don't know why you responded...


I should have clarified. Can anyone recommend a specific shipping service that they have used to ship internationally that isn't insanely expensive?

FedEx, DHL, UPS, and USPS are all over $500 to ship a bike box internationally.
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I should have clarified. Can anyone recommend a specific shipping service that they have used to ship internationally that isn't insanely expensive?

FedEx, DHL, UPS, and USPS are all over $500 to ship a bike box internationally.
That's how much it costs. Try a shipping broker from the phone book for better rates, or send it in a crate via sea if you want cheap.

I know IRO ships bikes overseas for about $150. Why don't you call them and ask how they ship?
http://www.irofixedgear.com/index.asp
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fly to Tokyo, take bike, deliver by hand, buy a couple of keirin frames, fly back, sell frames, swim in a pool of cash a la scrooge mcduck.
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