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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:02 pm 
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Is anyone shipping regularly from the USA able to offer any advice ?. Obviously I can do the online quotes however word of mouth is far better. The item in question is bulky, 345lbs, and would be strapped onto a pallet. Quotes I have received so far are far more than I had ever envisaged, relative to the value. Also I can't find a clear explanation regarding the import duties, is it based on the item price or price plus shipping cost ?. Any advice welcome as this appears to be the spanner in the works.

EDIT : Ok so import duty is on the item price only and VAT is on price + duty + shipping cost, got that bit sussed so looking for advice on the most economical means of shipping.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:36 pm 
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Your best bet is to find someone who is bringing a container over and pay them to add it in.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:52 pm 
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Good idea but where do you start ?. Are there shippers who will try to accommodate you in another bulk delivery ?. All new to me I'm afraid.


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This is probably a good place to start, they were massively helpful when I had a car to bring back from the states. It does say they do part container loads.

http://www.kingstown-shipping.co.uk/

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You quite often see people on ebay advertising shared space. They normally advertise in the American car section

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:02 pm 
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This is probably a good place to start, they were massively helpful when I had a car to bring back from the states. It does say they do part container loads.

http://www.kingstown-shipping.co.uk/



James is the man to speak to

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I needed to send a smallish load of MGB, V8 and RV8 parts to Australia. Put an ad in the local paper asking if anyone - private/emigrating or commercially was shipping anything to Oz in the next few months. Got two good responses. Family emigrating and I could use a bit of their container and a medical instrument maker sending a large machine and spare parts. Could have part of their space for nominal sum PROVIDING I did all the paperwork relating to it. Dead simple. Just asked their shipper what I needed to do. 8 weeks later, off it went to a happy MG restorer in Oz


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:48 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
mk1 wrote:
This is probably a good place to start, they were massively helpful when I had a car to bring back from the states. It does say they do part container loads.

http://www.kingstown-shipping.co.uk/



James is the man to speak to

Thanks for the pointer I'll give them a call.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:44 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
mk1 wrote:
This is probably a good place to start, they were massively helpful when I had a car to bring back from the states. It does say they do part container loads.

http://www.kingstown-shipping.co.uk/



James is the man to speak to

Yep I've used Kingstown several times dealing with James and can highly recommend them.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:10 pm 
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Thanks all, there's nothing better than personal recommendations.


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