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I agreed with a user to give a price to ship to the UK. (a commodore 128 D keyboard)

I wan't to ship it from Belgium to UK. I went to the reception at work, and they calculated over 50 euro's(n)

How is it done properly? (less money)
 

AndyLandy

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I agreed with a user to give a price to ship to the UK. (a commodore 128 D keyboard)

I wan't to ship it from Belgium to UK. I went to the reception at work, and they calculated over 50 euro's(n)

How is it done properly? (less money)

For us in the UK, it's often much cheaper to use a 3rd party courier, instead of the post office. This is true for domestic as well as international shipping. I use interparcel.com, but others have used parcel2go.com -- I'm not sure who you'd use in Belgium, but it's worth a Google to see if you can find someone. :)
 

Kin Hell

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Parcel2go.com should be able to do a pickup/delivery no problem. ;)

Kin
 

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It's really crazy some countries that they have extraordinary shipping costs for items more than 2kgs, which is consider as a parcel and not a letter (I don't know if this applies to other post offices in the world too). In Greece, using our nation Post Office (ELTA) would be much much cheaper.
 

Kin Hell

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It's the same here Phantom. Anything over 2Kg is a bitch to ship via Royal Mail/Parcel Force Worldwide. Funny thing is, you can get the Royal Mail/Parcel Force shipping at a fraction of the cost via Parcel2go.com, than you can over the Post Office counter. We're taking saving £25 - £30 differences here....

Butt munching gits ffs.

Kin
 

quarkx

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Seems the opposite here in Canada. Canada post being the best for shipping prices, courier services will always bend over the receiver , and charge a ridiculous and often illegal "Boarder" fee, and then tack on service fees- often, the sender has no knowledge that the receiver is paying double-and all COD, not even informing you until they come to the door. Unless, you have a business contract with them, then they wave ALL service fees, and actually charge cheaper than the post office. So unless you are a business, they DON't want you as a customer.
 

Marcb

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I just got a shipping quote from a UK seller for the Amos Pro disks + Manual for £45...(to Australia)

I really only want the manual but the shipping alone killed that !:blink:
 

Harrison

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That seems very steep Marcb. I know shipping between Aus and the UK can be much cheaper than that. Ask Ultrareliable, he has been doing it often.
 

rkauer

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What about bus parcel courier? I think it is cheaper enough. At least in my country.
 

Templar

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What about bus parcel courier? I think it is cheaper enough. At least in my country.

Always bus parcel is cheaper. But from Belgium to UK with bus? Only with AirBus m8. :LOL:
 
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