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Offline dkabab

Getting some quotes from china for something I'm having manufactured however they are all quoting FOB to shanghai.

Having never dealt with importing before, how do i get it from their to my door... do i need to organise shipping from shanghai?
any recommendations?



Offline pku


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How big is the item and how quick do you want it?



Offline dkabab

it would be a carton, 1000mm x 300mm x 300mm and about 10kg.

not overly urgent.



Offline pku


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Sorry, seeing FOB I was thinking it was something big and I may of been able to do something sea freight wise. Your best bet would be TNT or DHL, both should accept credit card bookings



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That's a bit odd that they won't dispatch it to your Aussie address. When I was getting a heap of stuff done over there they sent it via DHL straight to my door.

DHL is probably your best bet but be careful what service you ask for, some of the Express services can cost big $$$$$$$s.

Have you asked for a quote to your door from these guys???

And just remember, you have to be very specific with your specs and hammer home the point you do not want cheaper materials........



Offline dkabab

im importing some carbon fibre tubing. i have specified the materials and finish etc...

some of the quotes i have got are to my door, but some are FOB.

just had a look at dhl and tnt, boh want about $600-800 for delivery. For $500 worth of stuff.



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im importing some carbon fibre tubing. i have specified the materials and finish etc...

some of the quotes i have got are to my door, but some are FOB.

just had a look at dhl and tnt, boh want about $600-800 for delivery. For $500 worth of stuff.

I've used DHL for china stuff -  I pick up from the depot at the airport

Freight from china is pricey



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just had a look at dhl and tnt, boh want about $600-800 for delivery. For $500 worth of stuff.


FARK!!!!

I'll have a chat to someone later.......



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Did you get a quote from DHL on their sea freight?????



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Wait until Australian Customs decide to get involved $$$
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