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Old 12-09-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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Question Best way to send a small package from the UK to the US

I'm buying a set of bicycle brakes from England but the seller has no clue how to send them to the US and I have even less..

About one kilo if not much less and pretty small with out brake rotors..

What is the best and cheapest if possible way..??

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Old 12-09-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Take em to the Post Office. UPS and FedEx will rape you for express shipping whether you need them quickly or not.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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Take em to the Post Office. UPS and FedEx will rape you for express shipping whether you need them quickly or not.

No I need to BRING the brakes from England to my house in Utah..
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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No I need to BRING the brakes from England to my house in Utah..
Take them to the Post Office in the UK

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Old 12-09-2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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Take them to the Post Office in the UK

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Oh sorry I was sure I got you confused and you where taking about the American post office..
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #6
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"Small Parcel" is still the cheapest -- via Royal Mail, which should be as close as the nearest PO for them.

http://www.royalmail.com/prices-2013...ional Standard

Your sender will have to fill out a customs declaration -- probably for "used bicycle parts."

You may get hit with duty on the US end, but usually not for low-value items.

It's pretty fast - usually 5 days or less.

UPS, FEDEx, and DHL will be a lot more.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:20 PM   #7
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"Small Parcel" is still the cheapest -- via Royal Mail, which should be as close as the nearest PO for them.

http://www.royalmail.com/prices-2013...ional Standard

Your sender will have to fill out a customs declaration -- probably for "used bicycle parts."

You may get hit with duty on the US end, but usually not for low-value items.

It's pretty fast - usually 5 days or less.

UPS, FEDEx, and DHL will be a lot more.
Thank you this info is great, I will pass it along..
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #8
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Glad to help.

If there's extra room in the packet, have 'em throw in some Taylor's of Harrowgate Yorkshire Tea. Me mate Mike in UK uses it as packing materials (in plastic bags, of course!)
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Glad to help.

If there's extra room in the packet, have 'em throw in some Taylor's of Harrowgate Yorkshire Tea. Me mate Mike in UK uses it as packing materials (in plastic bags, of course!)
Customs really enjoys going through tea bags. AMHIK
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #10
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If the UK seller hasn't got the brains to think of going to the Post Office then I would question whether they actually are in the UK or even exist in the first place!
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:55 AM   #11
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shipforless.ca

cross border you always pay an 'admin' fee with FedEx, UPS, etc. Post is best. I ship with ShipForLess.ca when it's within country - they let you pick between FedEx UPS Purolator and the at a pretty decent discount
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If the UK seller hasn't got the brains to think of going to the Post Office then I would question whether they actually are in the UK or even exist in the first place!
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