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  1. #1
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    Default needed: International Shipping advice

    Hi guys,

    Just wondering if there is a preferred way or advisable way to ship a rod and reel from Durango, CO to Thomastown, Victoria - Australia

    UPS would be about $250 with 500 buck worth of insurance...

    That seems a bit steep...

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    Default Re: needed: International Shipping advice

    Many private shipping outlets (ex. Pakmail), can give you different rates via the different carriers. Some are authorized for USPS.

    I have had to ship goods to my parents in the Philippines. It seems that USPS has been the least expensive. So far I have not had issues with shipping on both ends.

    MP

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    Default Re: needed: International Shipping advice

    Thanks,

    Unfortunately, if I read the USPS guidelines correctly, the 2-piece rod case is about 10 inches too long to qualify for their maximum package dimension requirements.

    Once again, Thanks for the ideas though

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    Default Re: needed: International Shipping advice

    trapper: Sorry to hear the dimensions won't work for the USPS. Like MP stated, I too have found that the USPS is usually way cheaper than UPS and FEDEX, but then I'm usually shipping small packages (another good reason to buy four piece rods). LOL!

    Larry

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    Default Re: needed: International Shipping advice

    Is that an A10 Warthog in your avatar?

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    Default Re: needed: International Shipping advice

    Quote Originally Posted by trapper50cal View Post
    Is that an A10 Warthog in your avatar?
    Yeah, I wondered about that. I had a tank in mine, but his avatar shot it up
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
    Fly2:

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    Default Re: needed: International Shipping advice

    Quote Originally Posted by trapper50cal View Post
    Is that an A10 Warthog in your avatar?
    Trapper: Yes, I used to fly the A-10 in what seems like a former life. That was a really fun aircraft to fly. I was stationed at Eielson AFB, AK.

    Fly2Fish: That was funny!

    Larry

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    Default Re: needed: International Shipping advice

    Nice! I understand those had a great power to weight ratio and a good glide coefficient. So they were very nimble while going slow. That and they carried a couple tons of ammo for their huge guns.

    Is that about correct?

    My Grandfather was a fighter pilot, flew jugs in WW2 and F4's in Vietnam. HE also was a test pilot in North Dakota for (forgive me if I get these wrong) the B101 and the A111?


    Oh and, back to the thread's actual purpose....We figured the shipping out I think....Rod goes FedEx and reel goes USPS ...or something to that effect
    Last edited by trapper50cal; 06-27-2010 at 11:37 PM.

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