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Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« on: June 12, 2020, 10:16:51 am »
So who has any ideas on the cheapest way to get a bike to the UK - doesn't have to be the fastest, just cost effective.....

Anyone?
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Re: Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2020, 12:46:50 pm »
The MK 1 arse on seat ... ride it to its next garage.
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Re: Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2020, 01:17:04 pm »
So who has any ideas on the cheapest way to get a bike to the UK - doesn't have to be the fastest, just cost effective.....

Anyone?

Find someone emigrating (there are lots) take a part container, talk to shippers.  :sip:
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Re: Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 01:47:06 pm »
The MK 1 arse on seat ... ride it to its next garage.

Dont I wish - looking at a rebuilt XT500 that belongs to my cousin....
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Re: Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 01:47:50 pm »
So who has any ideas on the cheapest way to get a bike to the UK - doesn't have to be the fastest, just cost effective.....

Anyone?

Find someone emigrating (there are lots) take a part container, talk to shippers.  :sip:

Good Idea - I know a few people already - maybe even me.....
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Re: Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2020, 01:48:25 pm »
No-one know of a good shipping company perhaps?
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Re: Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2020, 02:48:40 pm »
Yes, a good shipping company: Adrian, EconoTrans in Paarden Eiland, CT, but branches country-wide, they are experienced in shipping bikes...


http://exportandimport.co.za/import-and-export-services/vehicle-and-motorcycle-shipping-transportation/


@Andy660 has done some research - maybe contact him, too?


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Re: Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2020, 03:57:18 pm »
Yes, a good shipping company: Adrian, EconoTrans in Paarden Eiland, CT, but branches country-wide, they are experienced in shipping bikes...


http://exportandimport.co.za/import-and-export-services/vehicle-and-motorcycle-shipping-transportation/


@Andy660 has done some research - maybe contact him, too?


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Good Idea, I will make contact on both accounts - thanks Chris!
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Re: Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2020, 04:35:11 pm »
So who has any ideas on the cheapest way to get a bike to the UK - doesn't have to be the fastest, just cost effective.....

Anyone?

Find someone emigrating (there are lots) take a part container, talk to shippers.  :sip:

Hi Welsh

Those days have come and gone, it is more complex now with each shipper in the container needing their own Bill of Lading
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Re: Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2020, 09:27:22 am »
Yes, a good shipping company: Adrian, EconoTrans in Paarden Eiland, CT, but branches country-wide, they are experienced in shipping bikes...


http://exportandimport.co.za/import-and-export-services/vehicle-and-motorcycle-shipping-transportation/


@Andy660 has done some research - maybe contact him, too?


Cheers
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Good Idea, I will make contact on both accounts - thanks Chris!

Lemme know what you find, I'm in the same boat. Did a bit of research before covid hit and was looking at a ball-park figure of R30k plus.

On a ship, not boxed, but packed properly. Sent through a shipper that 'specializes' in vehicles.

Last spoke to them in May and they told me they're not allowed to ship yet.
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Re: Sending a bike to the UK - what the cheapest way?
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2020, 09:34:47 am »
Yes, a good shipping company: Adrian, EconoTrans in Paarden Eiland, CT, but branches country-wide, they are experienced in shipping bikes...


http://exportandimport.co.za/import-and-export-services/vehicle-and-motorcycle-shipping-transportation/


@Andy660 has done some research - maybe contact him, too?


Cheers
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Good Idea, I will make contact on both accounts - thanks Chris!

Lemme know what you find, I'm in the same boat. Did a bit of research before covid hit and was looking at a ball-park figure of R30k plus.

On a ship, not boxed, but packed properly. Sent through a shipper that 'specializes' in vehicles.

Last spoke to them in May and they told me they're not allowed to ship yet.

I have seen a few guys internationally are finding the price difference between Air and Sea freight is getting smaller and smaller.  :sip:
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