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    LWTK: How to import shiz from 'Murica

    Say you have a medium sized pallet with 100kg of "product*" that you need to get from the USA to Perth.

    How do you go about getting that to Perth safely and economically?









    *Automotive electrical items
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    Is it subject to import duties.?

    How soon do you need it ?

    Is it packed and ready to go?

    Is it near a major city?

    Do you have a freight broker that you have used for smaller items before?

    How soon do you need it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud View Post
    Say you have a medium sized pallet with 100kg of "product*" that you need to get from the USA to Perth.

    How do you go about getting that to Perth safely and economically?









    *Automotive electrical items
    Could always ask some Rio Tinto execs, they seemed to import "car parts".......

    Ring around and get different quotes. Pentagon Freight and ExpressLink International were my go-to for items that size but there are plenty of others, can give you some contacts if needed. Pallet sized wont be too much more in airfreight than by sea either so make sure you check both options. Price is by volume more than weight (unless super heavy) so remember that. If the pallet is made from wood make sure it is heat treated, stamped and you have the cert that matches it as well, will save you some grief with customs.

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    A few years ago a bloke in Missouri sent me a '73 Ampeg SVT that weighs a fair bit. He Glad-wrapped it to a pallet and sent it with DB Schenker for about $80 all up, I couldn't believe it. Would definitely recommend them again, even though it's the only time I've used them. YMMV

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    Normally I bring any stuff via a freight forwarder. I use www.hopshopgo.com and the supplier delivers to them and hsg then forwards it to me.

    However that is airfreight and sea would be cheaper.

    I suggest contacting a local shipping agent to see if you can drop your gear into a larger, shared seatainer
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    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    Is it subject to import duties.?

    How soon do you need it ?

    Is it packed and ready to go?

    Is it near a major city?

    Do you have a freight broker that you have used for smaller items before?

    How soon do you need it?

    Gotta ask yourself....are you feeling lucky...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    Translation: I don't know the answer but I'm going to type something regardless.
    You're a shit translator. 2 very good suggestions for shippers there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    You're a shit translator. 2 very good suggestions for shippers there.
    Donít let the truth get in the way of a good translation
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    Yeah the original did say 'be warned' 'buyer beware' etc.
    thought it was valid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    Translation: I don't know the answer but I'm going to type something regardless.
    what's your suggestion stu..?
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    Thanks for all the suggestions folks. After pursuing your recommendations from my end the supplier finally pulled their finger out and negotiated a sweet deal with their UPS sales rep.

    As for the freight - the Caddy stereo upgrade will be substantial. There'll be more than just the two dog woofers in the back.
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