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Offline EttienneT

Shipping from USA
« on: October 31, 2019, 05:48:52 pm »
Hello!

A friend of mine found some rare bits, that needs to ship to SA.

One is a frame with swing-arm, and the other an old single cylinder 2-stroke engine.

Any leads on what would be the best (cheapest) way to get it here?
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 09:20:53 pm »
Sorry, I cannot give advice, but do you know which 2stroke engine it is?
 

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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 01:23:52 am »
Hello!

A friend of mine found some rare bits, that needs to ship to SA.

One is a frame with swing-arm, and the other an old single cylinder 2-stroke engine.

Any leads on what would be the best (cheapest) way to get it here?

Cheapest will be for the supplier to send it with USPS. Downside will be that on the SA side the Post Office will get hold of it.

Best option will be with courier like FedEx or UPS or similar. They all charge about the same, cost will be several hundred US $  :deal:
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 03:18:08 am »
Never let the SA Post Office get hold of your parcel...
unless you really don't care which year it gets delivered.

I am still waiting for a parcel still sitting somewhere in the Capemail sorting facility that was posted in 2017.

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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 06:12:48 am »
Hello!

A friend of mine found some rare bits, that needs to ship to SA.

One is a frame with swing-arm, and the other an old single cylinder 2-stroke engine.

Any leads on what would be the best (cheapest) way to get it here?

UPS is the most reliable and largest shipper in the world........by far.

The items will need to be containerized to withstand a 4 foot drop.
The engine must be dry and free from residue.
Don't forget to declare a value and write down phone numbers for the shipper and consignee.
There will be brokerage charges due on your end once the package arrives.
Marking the merchandise as a gift may save you some hassle on the ZA side.
Brokerage fees and international shipping aren't cheap  :biggrin:
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 09:59:57 am »
Call my mate Kevin at zero82 five61 1959.
He owns a logistics company. He has brought in a CR engine, parts and a complete RM500 in from the USA of late.
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 12:32:50 pm »
I regualry use DHL, fast and effective albeit a bit pricey... Normally get delivery within same week of order :thumleft:
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 12:48:01 pm »
I brought some tools from Europe last week - DHL was twice the price of UPS......

Goods were dispatched last Tuesday from Germany, delivered here on Monday morning.....

They sent us the bill for the vat to be paid AFTER we signed for the goods......

We do have an import/export permit tho......
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 01:49:17 pm »
No import tax on motorcycle parts but you will pay VAT so get the value declared as being as low as possible. Get the sender to state the Customs Tariff heading under the contents on the shipping document.
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019, 02:30:26 pm »
I brought some tools from Europe last week - DHL was twice the price of UPS......

Goods were dispatched last Tuesday from Germany, delivered here on Monday morning.....

They sent us the bill for the vat to be paid AFTER we signed for the goods......

We do have an import/export permit tho......

Interesting.. I have never thought of UPS, I moved from DHL to TNT because of price and it ended up being a massive disaster so went back to DHL because they really are good.. Im gonna try UPS
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2019, 02:40:16 pm »
I brought some tools from Europe last week - DHL was twice the price of UPS......

Goods were dispatched last Tuesday from Germany, delivered here on Monday morning.....

They sent us the bill for the vat to be paid AFTER we signed for the goods......

We do have an import/export permit tho......

Interesting.. I have never thought of UPS, I moved from DHL to TNT because of price and it ended up being a massive disaster so went back to DHL because they really are good.. Im gonna try UPS

We have a group buy of Seat Concepts seats with UPS as we speak ... and they appear to have misplaced them ... sitting on them so to speak ... also did not answer their telephones for days ...  ::)
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2019, 02:43:55 pm »
Sub . . .
 

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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2019, 07:58:07 pm »
and they appear to have misplaced them

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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2019, 08:19:09 pm »
and they appear to have misplaced them

Patience Pays!
Happens to all of them, I had same recently with Chech footpegs, got them just e few days later  ;)

I have good patience these days (you develop more the older you get  8)) but they literally had the parcel in hand, phoned for an ID Number of the recipient and then could not be contacted and when eventually were had mislaid the goods ... go figure.
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2019, 01:06:11 am »
Hello!

A friend of mine found some rare bits, that needs to ship to SA.

One is a frame with swing-arm, and the other an old single cylinder 2-stroke engine.

Any leads on what would be the best (cheapest) way to get it here?

UPS is the most reliable and largest shipper in the world........by far.

The items will need to be containerized to withstand a 4 foot drop.
The engine must be dry and free from residue.
Don't forget to declare a value and write down phone numbers for the shipper and consignee.
There will be brokerage charges due on your end once the package arrives.
Marking the merchandise as a gift may save you some hassle on the ZA side.
Brokerage fees and international shipping aren't cheap  :biggrin:

Yes, USPS is great.

But the USPS will hand it over to the SAPO (SA post orifice) who WILL fuck it all up.  :deal:  :xxbah:

Hence having to use a courier service to keep the stuff out of the thieving hands of the SAPO  :deal:
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2019, 05:58:18 am »
I have used Aramex Global Shopper a few times and it worked well. Currently have a bash plate coming from the USA with them.

For work I import equipment from the USA as well and DHL probably the best and quickest. UPS also very good and often cheaper.

To save time keep tracking it and when it  hits customs at JHB follow up to get your invoice for vat and duty. This can save a day or so.

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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2019, 06:29:20 am »
Hello!

A friend of mine found some rare bits, that needs to ship to SA.

One is a frame with swing-arm, and the other an old single cylinder 2-stroke engine.

Any leads on what would be the best (cheapest) way to get it here?

UPS is the most reliable and largest shipper in the world........by far.

The items will need to be containerized to withstand a 4 foot drop.
The engine must be dry and free from residue.
Don't forget to declare a value and write down phone numbers for the shipper and consignee.
There will be brokerage charges due on your end once the package arrives.
Marking the merchandise as a gift may save you some hassle on the ZA side.
Brokerage fees and international shipping aren't cheap  :biggrin:

Yes, USPS is great.

But the USPS will hand it over to the SAPO (SA post orifice) who WILL fuck it all up.  :deal:  :xxbah:

Hence having to use a courier service to keep the stuff out of the thieving hands of the SAPO  :deal:

USPS is not UPS - big mistake. USPS is like our SAPO just the USA version  - UPS is a courier company. UPS will walk it through SARS and courier it to you without SAPO touching it.
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2019, 06:45:28 am »
Correction - USPS is what our SAPO is supposed to be like.
USPS actually delivers!  :thumleft:
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2019, 07:28:23 am »
Correction - USPS is what our SAPO is supposed to be like.
USPS actually delivers!  :thumleft:

True - USPS is First World. Fine until it inter-connects with the SAPO Mail Centre Jhb ...
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Re: Shipping from USA
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2019, 08:16:57 am »
just a point of clarity here, since people MAY be using 'UPS' inter-changeably...


USPS - very efficient - is  the United States Postal Service, and interface with SAPO...


UPS is also very efficient - United Parcel Services. (multi-national package delivery service, etc).


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