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Shipping US to OZ.

Hi guys,

Just looking for a good (Cheap) company for shipping some parts from US to Melbourne Australia.

Any recommendations/ horror stories?

Cheers
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Hi guys,

Just looking for a good (Cheap) company for shipping some parts from US to Melbourne Australia.

Any recommendations/ horror stories?

Cheers

I only use USPS.
UPS and FedEx both suck.

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Re: Shipping US to OZ.

Same, I just got some gear via USPS. Give it two weeks though, it can be slow sometimes, but for me that is also because of the old Darwin Downtime, or the NT Not Today, Not Tomorrow. Melbourne should be a few days faster.
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USPS tends to be cheapest, and sometimes even the most reliable method.

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Just so you guys know. UPS transports everything that is shipped by airplane for USPS in USA. Not sure how it works overseas. Ever wondered why you see UPS trucks at the post office. They are there picking up priority mail and express mail items. Then UPS transports them to destination city and takes them back to the post office so they can deliver them to you.

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I worked in International Freight Forwarding in Australia for 10years.. speacialising in Customs Clearance.. Worked for the big companies and small.. was offered job at DHL and turned it down... Got a question... ask me..
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Just so you guys know. UPS transports everything that is shipped by airplane for USPS in USA. Not sure how it works overseas. Ever wondered why you see UPS trucks at the post office. They are there picking up priority mail and express mail items. Then UPS transports them to destination city and takes them back to the post office so they can deliver them to you.
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UPS aren't bad but not the best... like all super large companies there are a greater number of errors due to volume.. still I trust them with my o/s mail..
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Re: Shipping US to OZ.

Any international shipment,use USPS for simple customs forms, declared value, and lowest cost. International for the other guys is just too expensive.

Anything domestic is Fedex, period. Claims are paid the fastest and easiest with them, compared to the others.
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