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Mark Seymour Jul 19th 2011 9:27 am

Shipping possesions to the USA
 
Ok, after several outrageous quotes Ive decided to sell most of my possessions on e.bay / gumtree ect.( You can buy a lot of gear for £12,000 ) However I still have a couple of boxes of stuff I would like to keep and wondered if anyone can advise the most cost effective way of shipping over to the States.
One of the boxes is particulary heavy as it contains my tools.
Suggestions Please
Many thanks

Bob Jul 19th 2011 4:07 pm

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 
http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Shipping_Via_Airfreight

Mark Seymour Jul 19th 2011 4:43 pm

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 
Many thanks, any guide on price please /
Mark

avanutria Jul 19th 2011 4:51 pm

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 
We won't be able to quote you a price, not knowing the volume/weight of your stuff, nor where it is or where it's going. But you can contact some shippers with that information and they can give you quotes to compare.

Ozzidoc Jul 19th 2011 6:08 pm

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 

Originally Posted by Mark Seymour (Post 9504971)
Many thanks, any guide on price please /
Mark

Go to:
http://www.wedelivertheworld.co.uk/quote/index.php

and then have a guess at how many boxes, weight etc, and that will give you a good estimate.

Good luck!

ljaw2002uk Jul 20th 2011 2:17 am

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 
I used http://www.sevenseasworldwide.com

They weren't too expensive, and my boxes arrived safely a week after I did. The only negative point was their customer services are in China or The Phillipines somewhere, speaking to them was impossible! (Their paperwork was a nightmare to complete too!).

Mark Seymour Jul 20th 2011 8:08 am

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Thanks

Deeks Jul 22nd 2011 5:22 am

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 
We also used Seven Seas. Our 5 tea chests cost £375 and should arrive early August (55-80 days). If we wanted it faster by air (7-10 days) it would've been about £500. Hopefully we'll have a good report when it's done.

Ozzidoc Jul 22nd 2011 5:37 am

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 

Originally Posted by Deeks (Post 9511035)
We also used Seven Seas. Our 5 tea chests cost £375 and should arrive early August (55-80 days). If we wanted it faster by air (7-10 days) it would've been about £500. Hopefully we'll have a good report when it's done.

From memory my ?nine boxes (200kg) cost about £400 with the company I linked to above, and took 24hrs door to door.

Mark Seymour Jul 22nd 2011 6:48 am

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 
Many thanks
Mark

ottotheboar Jul 22nd 2011 4:38 pm

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 

Originally Posted by Deeks (Post 9511035)
We also used Seven Seas. Our 5 tea chests cost £375 and should arrive early August (55-80 days). If we wanted it faster by air (7-10 days) it would've been about £500. Hopefully we'll have a good report when it's done.

You were allowed to use wooden tea chests ?. When we ship using wooden crates or pallets they have to be heat treated and stamped to be allowed into the USA

ljaw2002uk Jul 22nd 2011 4:45 pm

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 

Originally Posted by ottotheboar (Post 9512253)
You were allowed to use wooden tea chests ?. When we ship using wooden crates or pallets they have to be heat treated and stamped to be allowed into the USA

A "tea chest" is just Severnseas description for a certain size of cardboard carton.

Roys Jan 16th 2012 2:07 pm

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This is the best link yet for shipping advice thanks to all

rpjs Jan 16th 2012 4:58 pm

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Originally Posted by Roys (Post 9845336)
This is the best link yet for shipping advice thanks to all

We shipped about 17 cartoons (mostly tea-chests, a few larger) with Excess International Movers for about £600-700 all up. Took about six weeks.

Roys Jan 16th 2012 5:16 pm

Re: Shipping possesions to the USA
 

Originally Posted by rpjs (Post 9845779)
We shipped about 17 cartoons (mostly tea-chests, a few larger) with Excess International Movers for about £600-700 all up. Took about six weeks.

Rpjs, do you have the contact info for them?? :fingerscrossed:


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