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Shipping Something To OZ Need Help

Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:12 am

I want to ship a 4 pound item to Brinsmead Glen, Australia 4870 from San Antonio TX 78217. I checked UPS and was surprised the shipping was very expensive almost $90.00 US. Anyone have any ideas about a cheaper method or maybe I was doing it wrong? Need help!

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RE: Shipping Something To OZ Need Help

Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:35 am

Have you tried DHL or the good ol' US Postal Service?
 
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RE: Shipping Something To OZ Need Help

Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:54 am

Ok I didn't know the USPS shipped to OZ but here is what I found, I think the USPS is the cheapest alternative.

http://ircalc.usps.gov/speed.asp?Country=Australia&Pounds=4&Ounces=0&cmdSubmit=Continue&Contents=1

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RE: Shipping Something To OZ Need Help

Mon Jul 08, 2002 2:04 am

Yeah...USPS is probably the best. And remember that Global Express Mail service is actually done by DHL!
 
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RE: Shipping Something To OZ Need Help

Mon Jul 08, 2002 3:40 am

I ship stuff via USPS to by vest friend in NZ all the time.. it's pretty reasonable Big grin

I'd bet Oz rates are very similar..

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RE: Shipping Something To OZ Need Help

Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:35 pm

If speed is the priority then Federal Express is the fastest followed by DHL, USPS is probably your cheapest option. One thing to remember don't put a high price on the goods as this will likely attract Australian duties of 5% and a GST(goods & service tax of 10%), which will need to be paid before the goods are sent to the receiver. Items under $250.00 will usually avoid these charges. The other important thing is to include a phone number.
Hope this helps.



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RE: Shipping Something To OZ Need Help

Mon Jul 08, 2002 9:51 pm

BAX Global, Circle, Danzas-AEI, DHL, Eagle, FedEx, KWE, TNT Express, MSAS, UVL and UPS.

To name some!!

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