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suggestions for shipping board from australia to new york
« on: April 30, 2014, 10:24:29 PM »
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  • looking for suggestions for shipping a vintage longboard from australia to new york...first quote from pack and send was very expensive


    anyone ever use uship? there are several favorable australian reviews involving surfboards


    thanks

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    Re: suggestions for shipping board from australia to new york
    « Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 10:36:46 PM »
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  • have only heard its pricey from there. once looked into ordering a jim banks and shipping was nutso...
    perfect excuse for a trip, John!
     

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    Re: suggestions for shipping board from australia to new york
    « Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 11:06:28 AM »
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  • Fly there and pick it up.  cheaper and quicker than shipping. 

    Maybe try and get in touch with Australian shaper that ships to US.  Tom Wegener, McTavish, etc.

    Must be a gem if you can't find something closer.

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    Re: suggestions for shipping board from australia to new york
    « Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 12:41:55 PM »
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  • Find a friend who is already over there and pay him/her to bring it back on a Quantas into JFK. I seem to recall boards flying free on Quantas. Failing that, get a summer job and start saving. Long winded way of saying I'm bored, wanted to post, but have no realistic solution. Sorry....


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    Re: suggestions for shipping board from australia to new york
    « Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 05:43:37 PM »
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  • So many boards I want are sitting in Australia. The shipping alone kills it for me. The only way to make the sting a little less is to get friends to split the shipping with you on a box of already premium priced boards.
    I need the sea because it teaches me.

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    Re: suggestions for shipping board from australia to new york
    « Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 06:06:44 PM »
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  • I actually just got back...the board only became available on the day before I left and would not have fit on the connection flight


    thanks



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    Re: suggestions for shipping board from australia to new york
    « Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 09:27:32 PM »
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  • '66 Joe Larkin from the Kirra shop - the blue board, part of the Surf World collection: