Posting bike from UK to Australia

Discussion in 'General MTB Discussion' started by kurtis1984, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. kurtis1984

    kurtis1984 Likes Bikes

    Hi all, found a nice frame on the UK eBay site, but posting to Australia looks like it might be expensive. I was wondering if anyone has ever used a delivery service for less than 300 pounds (yes, that is the ballpark figure for online quotes I've been getting!). Any helpful tips are most appreciated.

  2. jbg

    jbg Likes Dirt

    I've used for a frame recently
    Around £130 and was delivered in 5 days. They are a forwarding company and get corporate rates with all the big couriers. Dhl website quoted £80 more than dhl on forward 2 me.
  3. kurtis1984

    kurtis1984 Likes Bikes

    Cool, I'll look into that. I've also noticed that some guys on eBay are promising a 50 pound delivery fee for UK to Aus with Parcelforce Global Express. Anyone had any luck with them? I went on their website and couldn't get close to 50, it was still more like 200 +.


    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
  4. Dales Cannon

    Dales Cannon Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Go over for a holiday and ride it back.
  5. jbg

    jbg Likes Dirt

    If you see postage for £50 I would take it.
    It's the eBay global shipping program and legit, the seller has nothing to do with it
  6. dynamitedread

    dynamitedread Likes Dirt

    Sent a heap of non bike stuff over a couple years ago using parcel monkey
  7. flamin'trek

    flamin'trek Likes Dirt

    I've looked at these guys to get cheaper shipping on a new frame. Any idea if it is possible to get a refund I the VAT I would need to pay because it is now getting delivered to the UK?
  8. jbg

    jbg Likes Dirt

    I would contact them to check. If it's been posted from outside the uk to them - no refund and they get a bit touchy.

    Shipping from EU I would use Shipito (air) or Shipporter (sea and takes 45 days or so)
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2017
  9. fitzroybikeco

    fitzroybikeco Likes Dirt

    Try pack N send. I got a frame shipped from canada recently and it was way cheaper than any other option.

  10. flamin'trek

    flamin'trek Likes Dirt

    Supplier is in the uk, shipping to the uk forwarder then on to Aus.

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