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    Thanks for the info Ron. So are there no costs with borderlinx? Just how much they charge you for the shipping of the item to your address? Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMars View Post
    I've been helping on a research project comparing the more popular parcel forwarding services in the USA, the blog is www.usa-package-forwarding-comparison.com

    Hope it's ok that i share the link with you given the topic of this thread.

    thanks
    Great find Martin, good to see the comparison chart!

    Quote Originally Posted by Li'l b View Post
    Thanks for the info Ron. So are there no costs with borderlinx? Just how much they charge you for the shipping of the item to your address? Cheers.
    No problems.

    No registration costs. The total shipping cost was US$59. On the invoice there are 2 other line values. There will be a "safetylinx" charge if the total value of the product is over US$250. This is their mandatory insurance charge which was US$10. And then also a fuel surcharge costs which was $5. However both costs are automatically calculated as part of the total shipping cost anyway.

    eg on your invoice it will break it down:
    • Shipping cost = US$44.00
    • Fuel surcharge = US$5.06
    • Safetylinx = US$10.00
    • Total = US$59.06

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    After a week chasing local suppliers without success I took the plunge and opened an account with Borderlinx. Placed an order with ESE Tuning in the USA following advice from their sales team, so now it will be interesting to see how it all goes.

    If the shipping costs posted by Ron are anything to go by, the item will arrive significantly cheaper than purchasing locally and quite possibly faster. Which in a way is a shame as I do like to support the local suppliers/sponsors, but on this occasion it just didn't happen.
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    I use Bongo, which while a little more expensive, have excellent customer service and really fast turnaround.
    By comparison, I went the cheap way of things using VIAddress and it took them a week and many nasty emails to acknowledge they'd even received a parcel for me, then another week to actually ship it. Their phone number always goes to a message service and I never once received a response from them.
    Guys at work also use Shipito and have had good experiences too.

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    +1 for MyUS.com and if you have an Amex then the annual registration is not charged and shipping becomes even cheaper... Email them and ask the details.
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    Just received confirmation on the forwarding costs from Borderlinx... and it was a shock... $98 USD to send a 7 kilo parcel

    Here's the breakdown...

    Shipped weight 7.34 kg
    Shipping charges USD 80.00
    Fuel surcharge USD 8.00
    SafetyLinx Shipment Protection USD 10.00
    Total charges USD 98.00

    I'll be rethinking using them in the future because thier shipping costs are up there with the US based companies like ECS Tuning etc, so almost no point really.

    Oh well, guess you dont know if you dont try
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    I used shipitto to get my tyres from tire rack. My riding buddy uses them all the time for small items like bike parts to stuff like gear boxes/parts for the ralley car.
    There is a small fee, $50 for a year i think, but if you know the size and weight of the parcel they have a calculator on their site to work out the shipping cost.
    They also give you several different options, US post/DHL/FedEx etc, so you can pick the one that suits both for time and cost.
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    Check out www.parcelbound.com I bet they are the cheapest one on the market... Myself and few of my friends have our account their for around 4 months...we opted for letter only option in which we are comfortable for now.....
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    i found best one Parcel forwarding service website .. anybody tried them ?

    www.parcelbound.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryHouse View Post
    Check out www.parcelbound.com I bet they are the cheapest one on the market... Myself and few of my friends have our account their for around 4 months...we opted for letter only option in which we are comfortable for now.....
    Quote Originally Posted by JulieReeves View Post
    i found best one Parcel forwarding service website .. anybody tried them ?

    www.parcelbound.com
    Lol is it just me or do they both sound like bots?

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