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Shipping cost DH bike from the US

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by CBJ, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Anybody have any experience shipping a down hill bike from the US to South America / Brazil. I tried to go on USPS.com and it would not give me a cost. Looking for a estimated cost?
     

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  2. Downhillbiker23

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    Use UPS.com
    They are better to get a quote from. Easier. It will be close to $200 ish
     
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    I am going there in 23 days. I will drop it off in Sao Paulo

    Very expensive to ship there.
     
  4. jmartin

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    Who are you flying with? Might be cheaper to check it as baggage. Iceland air charges about $50 each way. You have to box it up.
     
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    chances are the box will be too big for us to take in anyway. ups is your best option
     
  6. CBJ

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    If I use their online calculator they quote me +1000 dollars?

    This is based on box dimension 51x7x31 and 50lbs weight.
     
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    CBJ, try to find a local operated forwarder in the US (ones who ship exclusively from the US to you), they will be bringing in stuff from the US to your place in bulk so their rates will be cheaper than UPS/FEDEX/DHL.
     
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  9. CrabJoe StretchPants

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    Speaking of insane shipping costs.......how's the bike? :rofl:
     
  10. CBJ

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    Yes, that is what I have done once before when I shipped to Vitox (who unfortunately has not been on Ridemoney since 2008) in Chile but he arranged who I could ship (somebody in Miami).
     
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    $1000 sounds about right to me... think you'll get lucky enough to pay import taxes too?
     
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