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#272408 - 2018-01-29 14:43 Shipping DSP5000 to Australia
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Tarik Offline
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Tarik Offline
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Registered: 2008-10-11
Posts: 408
Loc: Gloucestershire, UK
Can anybody suggest wallet friendly way to send a pair of DSP5000s from the UK to Australia?

I've tried the 'normal' budget parcel sites but they are coming back with estimates just short of £400. They also seem to focus on quick delivery which is not essential in this instance.


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#272413 - 2018-01-29 15:12 Re: Shipping DSP5000 to Australia [Re: Tarik]
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Registered: 2004-08-07
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Loc: Surrey, England, UK
A long shot, but try to see if there is someone out there that would allow you to use space in their container?

There we go, a business idea if one does not already exist - an app to allow you to rent out space in an ISO container...


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#272414 - 2018-01-29 15:28 Re: Shipping DSP5000 to Australia [Re: Tarik]
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Hi Tarik
17,000 miles for less than UK pounds 400. Less than 2.4p per mile including pick up and local delivery cry You could always try deck cargo on a submarine but I would not advise this as an option. I would opt for the quick carrier by air whistle .
Hector


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#272419 - 2018-01-29 16:37 Re: Shipping DSP5000 to Australia [Re: Hector]
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Loc: Abruzzo, Italy
Try to find an Australian forum, ex-pat or otherwise; people on there will probably know the best / cheapest ways. But, £400 doesn't seem bad to me for 2 large, heavy boxes.


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#272824 - 2018-02-08 02:01 Re: Shipping DSP5000 to Australia [Re: Tarik]
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Better question... Why? No buyers closer? Lol


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#273180 - 2018-02-14 21:05 Re: Shipping DSP5000 to Australia [Re: Nstzya]
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Registered: 2014-08-20
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Loc: Northumberland, UK
Hi ... Try Transglobal express.


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#273208 - 2018-02-15 13:03 Re: Shipping DSP5000 to Australia [Re: Steve Dobie]
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Tarik Offline
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Registered: 2008-10-11
Posts: 408
Loc: Gloucestershire, UK
Thanks. I will look into it


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#274833 - 2018-04-06 07:48 Re: Shipping DSP5000 to Australia [Re: Tarik]
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Registered: 2008-10-11
Posts: 408
Loc: Gloucestershire, UK
Quick update. While I could not find anything substantially cheaper, what I did notice is that the price fluctuates like a commodity. In the end it cost £350 (fully insured) via interparcel, using the parcelforce service. Sent on the 26/03 and arrived on the 4/4. No damage to the factory boxes in which they were shipped.


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Snug: DSP33 x 5, 518, C61R
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