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Anyone shipped guitars international from the UK

 
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Bluesbrush
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:42 am    Post subject: Anyone shipped guitars international from the UK Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
I am looking at buying a guitar from the UK and the buyer has asked me to look into shipping. Hell....I dont even know where Banbury UK is, never mind who to ship it with.
Any recommendations?
Do UK mail or postage services ship guitars down under? What is the UK mail service called anyway?
Any international couriers with reasonable rates?
Any help appreciated.

Best
Blues
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Skybone
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Location: South Yorkshire, UK

PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely it's the seller's responsibility to look into shipping, why should the buyer have to look into shipping arrangements?. That's IMO o'course.

Banbury is in Oxfordshire FWIW.

The postal service is the Royal Mail of course, and their international parcel delivery arm is Parcel Force. Look at http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm. Most large delivery companies have depot's in th UK, like UPS, DHL, FedEx, etc. Again, they'll have websites, but try .co.uk (dot CO dot UK) instead of .com or .au or whatever.

Hope that helps.
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luis
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I asked once about Parcel Post and LondonBarry(aka Loverocker) did not recomended me it. Wihch parecll is more realiable and but not expensive?Wich do you UK people use?
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mgdew
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would probably look at something like

TNT Delivery;
http://www.tnt.com/tntgroup/en_corporate.html

or UPS
http://www.ups.com/content/gb/en/index.jsx

My company uses TNT to deliver all over mainland UK and it is fine, I have no experience of their international deliveries but would expect their service to be just as good overseas.
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Bluesbrush
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The deal fell through but thanks anyway guys.
BTW I ended up getting a similar guitar from Germany which ended up getting sent by DHL. I thought it was the international couriers but I believe DHL is the German national postal company as well. It ended up costing only 53 euros and got here in 14 days in one piece.

Great guitar just a bit heavy.

Alls well that ends well.

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