Specialty shipping/courier?

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therivler1
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:11 pm

I sold a large piece that must ship flat. It is going to Mexico.

The box is too big for USPS. What companies have people here used?
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alittle
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:20 pm

I use FedEx for most oversized items.
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:27 pm

Forgot to mention, value ~ 6K
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:35 pm

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Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:45 pm

At that value, I'd look to something more specialized. Excalibur, maybe?

It all depends whether you are trying to insure for full value or not.
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:47 pm

alittle wrote:At that value, I'd look to something more specialized. Excalibur, maybe?

It all depends whether you are trying to insure for full value or not.
Thanks.

Not trying to insure - import duties. Want to go the crate route.
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:49 pm

Excalibur should be able to advise re: crating services in your area.

They can also contract a courier for you.
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:55 pm

Thanks for the input.

Getting a few quotes now.
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:57 pm

Old Dominion Freight Line.
I use them to ship weekly.
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:13 pm

I've had good luck receiving large flat packs from Mexico through DHL, never sent anything there.
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:36 pm

Flight Logistics?
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:50 pm

If out of the U.K., Flight Logistics. In the U.S., DHL is my go to conpany.
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:52 pm

Was going to say. I recently contacted FL regarding a shipment that wasn't to the UK and they said flat out that they couldn't provide me any value for my money. Steve is a good guy though and I would definitely recommend if shipping to the UK.
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box bros
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Lets see this 6k piece. #ballerproblems
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