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Is there a cheaper way to ship stuff in?

Postby AndrewV » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:53 am

Last time, i shipped some items from Canada, I paid for it to be bought all the way from canada thinking it would be a simple matter to clear it from customs here.

but to my horror, you can't do anything yourself, you need to get a freight management company (a company which has a portnet account with singapore ports), to clear all the items for you. the entire thing cost me 550$ with nayak freight (raffles was charging me nearly 1000), surely there must be a way where you can do it on the cheap? by preparing to go through a certain amount of hardship?

during that time, the total cost of the items was around 500$ only and I ended up paying 550$ just to clear it

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:54 am

Unaccompanied baggage?

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Postby AndrewV » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:54 am

offshoreoildude wrote:Unaccompanied baggage?

thanks for replying, how does this work ?

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Postby Mi Amigo » Mon, 17 Sep 2012 2:08 pm

AndrewV wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:Unaccompanied baggage?

thanks for replying, how does this work ?

I think the suggestion is to use an excess baggage service. This was discussed in this thread. However that was related to Australia so I'm not too sure who might offer a similar service from Canada. Perhaps this outfit:

http://www.sevenseasworldwide.com

Never used them myself but they seem to cover Canada according to their website.
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Postby AndrewV » Mon, 24 Sep 2012 3:12 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
AndrewV wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:Unaccompanied baggage?

thanks for replying, how does this work ?

I think the suggestion is to use an excess baggage service. This was discussed in this thread. However that was related to Australia so I'm not too sure who might offer a similar service from Canada. Perhaps this outfit:

http://www.sevenseasworldwide.com

Never used them myself but they seem to cover Canada according to their website.

i'm looking at ways that is not country specific. We are doing up our place and getting relatives in different parts of the world to send us stuff

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 24 Sep 2012 4:01 pm

I believe your best bet will be to contact the freight departments of the airlines that serve the countries you ship from. Should be less per kg than unaccompanied baggage, and sometimes a lot cheaper than DHL.


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