I want to buy something from an amazon shop located in USA, amazon.com won't let me ship to germany, so I need to find a way around that. But first I would like some questions answered:
1) What's the limit for toll/duty? I heard different numbers, one says 25$, other says 45$. Also, what would they charge?
2) What's the prize for a package about 16"x 16" x 14"? Weight would be less than 30 ounces (it is all plush). I found 30$-40$, depending on how fast i want it delivered with USPS. Is there anything cheaper?
(I didn'f find any "globalisation doesn't work" room, so I post it here...)
Greetings from the metric world, btw ;)
find a seller on ebay who sells it instead.
If anyone is in the Rapid City, SD area and needs a motorcycle, I'm looking at selling mine.
1981 Suzuki GS750 (i think... have to check on that exact model.. i know it's a GS though)
Pros: Still runs. Extremely comfortable. Recent oil change. Recent brake replacements.
Cons: Needs new Stator, Regulator, Battery, and has a small hole in one of the tail pipes.
Accessories: Back rest, back storage rack, trickle charger (just in-case), slip cover, wind-jammer (with storage).
Radio was removed but all of the wiring and speakers are still there.
I'm asking $1500 or best offer.
Just thought I'd give my friends at Uncensored first crack at it. I'll post more details later when I look over the bike more.
I've talked about this in the Hot Rodding room and the above message. I've posted my motorcycle on craigslist if anyone wants to check it out.
Subject: Proxy service for redirecting snail mail
Is there some kind of trustworthy and affordable service that offers some kind of postbox in the US of A and then proxies the package to olde europe?
Amazon and the amazon subshops often do not ship to my home address in germany for reasons I have yet to understand. I just want used and out of print books which they don't sell here (for reasonable prices).
with paperwork. In New York, I have heard of a few places that handled shipping to Canada. In south Florida there were plenty
of places that handled shipping to various Latin American countries. I will ask around but the best place to look is a place
with a large number of German immigrants, then look for a import/export business.
I think in this case, the problem is that the "fullfilled by Amazon" stuff simply has some stupid restraints set in their software. The stuff sold by amazon directly (and some few 3rd party shops) usually ships to europe for varying prizes. I have paid for shipping as low as 3$ for a book to germany and up to 10$. Some of them travel for about a month (probably by ship) and some arrive within 2 weeks.
It is all a mystery to me. Since those Shenzen resellers like Deal Extreme will ship a sinlge battery worth less than 2$ to europe for almost no shipping cost. Globalisation is failing totally here!
There are a number of shops that ship internationally listed on this site: http://internationalshippingshops.blogspot.co.il/
The more complete list is on hizmanti.com, but that's in Hebrew...
Thanks trilcat, but I am interested in two special books (art exhibition catalogues) which are for sale at less 33% of their regular price. Depending on condition and edition they are worth between 350-500€.
But after some research I found http://www.shipito.com/shop-pricing which seems quiet affordable.
I'll give you a dime for that
But after some research I found http://www.shipito.com/shop-pricing
which seems quiet affordable.
Will they reroute explosives for you?
I didn't research much into that direction, I'd guess they would, they seem to have this "We proxy it, see for yourself if it fits with your country's firewall" policy. But if I were them, I wouldn't let explosives destroy my storage fascilities.
Anyway, the package I ordered was shipped on 26th of November with USPS Priority Airmail, it landed in Germany on the 1st of December, which is pretty fast. German customs duty then processed the package further and I got a letter yesterday that I could pick it up personally... and pay turnover tax of 7,27€ (exactly $9.5)...
So far, shipito rocks, USPS airmail does too, german customs duty sucks big time.