(Topic ID: 240167)

Sending a Playfield to Australia from the USA


By metahugh

18 days ago



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    #1 18 days ago

    I have a buyer in Australia that is interested in a playfield I have for sale. UPS, DHL, and Fedex are all yielding $800+ shipping quotes. USPS says the package is too large. I have been pricing the cheapest options I can find.

    Anyone have any suggestions on how to get a playfield to the buyer more economically? Here are the two potential boxes I am working with:

    CPR Box
    17 lbs
    Dimensions - 22x47x3 (in inches)

    Planetary Pinball Box
    15 lbs
    Dimensions - 26x51x4 (in inches)

    #2 17 days ago

    Open a shipping account with fed-ex. I did the same thing a few years back and it cost about $125 to ship (if i remember correctly)

    #3 17 days ago

    Get him to find someone shipping a pinball back to Aussie. Send it to the USA pin seller. Get him to put it between the headbox and glass.

    Bammmm free shipping.

    rd

    #4 17 days ago

    Try looking into fedex freight economy.

    #5 17 days ago

    I sold a playfield to someone there and i believe it was closer to $250 for shipping.

    #6 17 days ago

    I paid $400 and that was years ago. Fedex

    #7 17 days ago

    If CPR can ship them for $249 ex Canada, then you know you can get that price from someone ex the USA.

    But my free option is still better.

    rd

    #8 17 days ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    If CPR can ship them for $249 ex Canada, then you know you can get that price from someone ex the USA.
    But my free option is still better.
    rd

    That's exactly what I was thinking! They ship via UPS. Here is what I get via UPS using a CPR box:

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    Unfortunately to Raleigh UPS doesn't offer UPS Standard, only Worldwide Saver and Expedited. I can't choose freight because freight is used for shipments weighing more than 150lbs. UPS standard is the service CPR uses but it just isn't an option.

    Quoted from alleycat-pinball:

    Open a shipping account with fed-ex. I did the same thing a few years back and it cost about $125 to ship (if i remember correctly)

    I have an account open with FedEx and the rate is definitely better at $436 USD but still not cheap enough.

    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Try looking into fedex freight economy.

    I am not seeing an option for freight with FedEx. Here is what FedEx shows:

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    Could it just be the area of Australia that is causing this to be more expensive?

    I appreciate all of the assistance!!

    #9 17 days ago

    It's possible the location is causing extra expenses. Try changing the delivery address to Sydney 2000 and see how much difference it makes to the quote.

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    #10 9 days ago

    DEFINATLY FEDEX . I GOT IT IN 4-5 DAYS , $250 USD , SORRY METAHUGH WENT WITH CPR FIELD , AND YES IT IS PERFECT

    #11 9 days ago

    Any chance you could ask AMD to slip it in with upcoming Black Knight pins??

    #12 9 days ago
    Quoted from trumpy:

    DEFINATLY FEDEX . I GOT IT IN 4-5 DAYS , $250 USD , SORRY METAHUGH WENT WITH CPR FIELD , AND YES IT IS PERFECT

    No problem! I’m glad to hear you got a field! Sorry I couldn’t find a cheaper option.

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