US Postage Costs

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 08:21
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Thinking of getting tyre monitor from US, but have been quoted US$71.25 for postage. I have had some experience with postage from US and believe air freight / insured should be about US$45. Has anyone any knowledge or experience. Are they trying on a Ebay trick.
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Reply By: Brid from Cost Effective Maintenance - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 08:44

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 08:44
'morning PK

We do a small amount of export. Our costs to USA for 2KG satchel is AUD$41.50 (3KG @ $56.50). A 5KG box is $72, 10KG $112.50. Those are standard size Aust Post boxes. There is probably a cubic conversion rate also.

If it's heavy or bulky, maybe the quote is OK.

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Brid
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Follow Up By: PK Eildon (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 08:54

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 08:54
Thanks for that Brid. The package would be less than 1kg.
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Follow Up By: SteveL - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:13

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:13
I have imported gear from the U.S. in 1ft cubed boxes weighing ~2kg and the price is always around $US 40. Some people will only send UPS and that usually costs double or more than US Post.-Steve
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 18:59

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 18:59
Yes about $45 US for about 2 kg 9(USPS Express)
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Reply By: snowman - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:09

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:09
Hi PK,
I purchase filters etc from the US for my F250. You can go to the US post site Site Link and work out how much the postage should be. I had a box the size of a tissue box sent to me from the US with a turbo timer in it which cost $25.00 US to send.
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Follow Up By: PK Eildon (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:56

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:56
Thanks Snowman. Have sent an email to them refering to your site and this thread. I await a response.

PK
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:19

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:19
Don't forget some businesses charge for packaging on top of postage.
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Follow Up By: PK Eildon (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:22

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:22
This mob advertise free postage within the US, so I would not think packaging is included.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 14:47

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 14:47
Maybe, the packaging is more extensive for overseas delivery. You could probably organise your own delivery, but it would most likely be more expensive again!
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Reply By: TroopyTracker - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 21:48

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 21:48
G'day PK,
No help here sorry, just wondered if you could give details of monitor. Been looking at some on ebay recently, looked a bit dodgy??
Thanks
Matt
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Follow Up By: PK Eildon (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:08

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:08
Hope this works

link text if not www.doranmfg.com/
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:21

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:21
I import a lot of stuff from the US.

UPS and USPS are two different things - one is United Parcel Service (courier company), the other is US Postal Service (post office). UPS are usually much more expensive, but many companies will only ship using UPS for overseas orders. USPS Global Express is cheaper than UPS, and also offers tracking - see if the company will use that instead - they may not be aware that it's an option for Australia. 2kg should be around $40 USD.
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