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Old 12-09-2010, 03:40 PM
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Alright I listed some bike stuff on another forum (vintage-bmx) and two guys want two different items but both live in Australia? The one guy said that shipping for the handle bars he wants will be are $45-50 bucks to ship..... Is it that much? The other guy wants a Aluminum race frame I have. My basic question is what do I need to do to be covered? Anyone here ever ship across seas? What do I need to do and who do I go through..... USPS, UPS or Fed EX?
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Alright I listed some bike stuff on another forum (vintage-bmx) and two guys want two different items but both live in Australia? The one guy said that shipping for the handle bars he wants will be are $45-50 bucks to ship..... Is it that much? The other guy wants a Aluminum race frame I have. My basic question is what do I need to do to be covered? Anyone here ever ship across seas? What do I need to do and who do I go through..... USPS, UPS or Fed EX?
international express mail would be the safest, i have sent stuff to Japan and I was able to track it all the way there.
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Alright I will give that a try.....Thanks M.J.
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First of all, what vintage parts? I'm totally curious.

Make sure he pays for insurance, that way, if he "didn't get it", he's insured.
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+1 on the insurance that way you are covered.
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Yeah I will make sure to get insurance and the "vintage parts" that I am shipping are some CycleCraft FredZ Bars, Dia-Comp MX-1000 brakes and also some NOS Ukai hoops and a New School SuperCross EVO IS frame..... My father and I collected late 70's thru late 80's BMX parts........ and now times are hard so some of my spare goodies need to go.
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Wow. Now I wish I would have saved some of my stuff. lol.
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I was actively involved in the bmx scene. I should show you pics of my quadangle that I restored. Still have my Magnum from 1979, sold my looptail PKs, and have autographed blueprints before Scot B went to jail.

I am personally bummed that Todd and gang decided to resurrect the SE stuff. I assume it has devastated the SE market.

I think I still have a Race Inc and Diamond Back F/F at my Mom's.
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Back to the original premise, we use USPS for international. Usually comes with some amount of insurance.

If it helps, it costs anywhere from 60 to 100 to ship a 1/8 scale rtr. I think he is pretty accurate on the bars. +1 on the weight not being a lot. -1 for a pretty big box.
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