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    Default UK to AUS parcel courier?

    I grabbed a 309 GTi steering wheel that was going for quite cheap. I haven't been able to find any courier under 45 pounds. The seller was quoting me 90-100 pounds delivery. The wheel weighs 2.5kg 40x40x20cm

    I also tried sea freight but they were in the 100 pound region. Why on earth is postage so expensive? Micksgarage sent me a control arm that weights 3 time as much and is bigger for $25, yet I cant find which courier service they sued (probably some special contract given that they sell lots?)

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    Message me or call. I can split a parcel with you.

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    I just had 2 boxes delivered UK-Melb 17 kgs in total GBP70. UPS
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    G'day,

    most big companies will use a consolidation service, you have established credentials with Micksgarage , maybe they will be your agent if you ask nicely and offer a small commission....

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    get a family member or friend over there to go the post office that's all I do its way cheaper!!



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    Here is one website which provides some cost guidance

    Parcel2Go | The Parcel Delivery Comparison Website | UK Courier Services

    Not guaranteeing that it's the cheapest way to go.

    It might be a good idea to put together a list of shippers and postage costs in the Sticky's area
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    They're either ****ed in the head or don't know where Australia is or both.

    Any ebay vendor will have some decent idea of postage, but generally speaking some don't care and quote generic prices (or accept prices slapped on by third parties such as ebay). Get in touch with the guy, he's got to make some reasonable enquiries and find a decent price. Expect in the region of 20-30 pounds for that.
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    it's all been sorted out. Everything to Aus via couriers or post was in the range of 100-200 pounds. Though like I said, digging around I did find some places quoting 40 quid.

    I contacted micksgarage, they said they use Australia Post to ship stuff from UK to Aus.....? Not bothering to start a chain of emails that would confuse them even further because they can't read plain english, I gave up trying.

    splitting a thing with addo =]

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    Check the ordinary standard Royal Mail Service, they used to have an overseas 3 Kg limit by air and/or surface mail - do not use the dearer Royal mail Parcelforce, that the post offices in the UK try to get you to use, it is much dearer much like the UPS package rates.

    Used the ordinary Royal mail post office rates to send back stuff from the UK when we were last in the UK, and also requested ebay parts sent via that service - worked out quite competitive and all parts/etc. arrived promptly.

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    The UK market is in a bit of shakedown, Shittylink folded just before Christmas and some of the others aren't worth squat. Transglobal, P2G, Paisley will all quote on freight.

    A shared parcel is my preference when it's a question of bulky items (volumetric weight), I was looking for someone to add their items to my foglights and bonnet hinges and the tiller will fit in nicely.

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    Just an FYI for those who think it's all too hard...

    My "pack and post" mate (or as he claims, World Parcel Tetris Champion) managed to squeeze a muffler, towbar, foglight, screen rubber, two bonnet hinges, a couple of flexible trims and said steering wheel into one box to go with UPS airfreight. It's cost 150 including a 20% beer-and-stickytape loading for him. That's about $300, which divided by the items on board means each has arrived at a modest saving on the local trade price.
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    Steering wheel now five hours from landing in Sydney (at time of this post).

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