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Old 02-28-2008, 05:50 AM
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Best way to ship a DNA to Greece.


the package is 105cm in height and length and the width is 43cm, now I just phoned DHL and they quoted me with full insurance upto £5000 it would cost £618, can that be right?
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:53 AM
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Re: Best way to ship a DNA to Greece.


Sounds like "Highway Robbery" to me

Customs charges are a just an excuse to snag $ and half of which ends up in the wrong pockets
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:27 AM
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Re: Best way to ship a DNA to Greece.


I don't think there are customs charges from within the EU to within the EU Jim, I may be wrong. But yeah, that sounds high but not unlikely. I had to wait for my UVMC for a month and a half until my friend traveled to England and was nice enough to hand carry it back for me. Saved me a fistful of money.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:40 AM
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Re: Best way to ship a DNA to Greece.


There is no Customs charges for EU to within the EU shipping, Anyways, I sorted it out now, Parcelforce are coming to pick the DNA up tomorrow.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:12 AM
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I don't think there are customs charges from within the EU to within the EU
Ah....sorry guys...I normally ship to the EU (and or) from USA. The customs charges are a killer!!!

Kev, you and I are due for a slam down match I promise I'll take it easy on ya, old man
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:14 AM
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Re: Best way to ship a DNA to Greece.


There is no customs or anything inside the EU.

You would want to try EMS (Express Mail Service) which you can do in any british port office.
Else consider parcelforce: http://www.parcelforce.com/portal/pw
With them you should be down to about 90 pounds if you want insurance and tracking or about 50 if you ship without.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:40 AM
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Re: Best way to ship a DNA to Greece.


Kevin

As soon as she arrives , I'll have a family shot of my swirls posted....
She is awsome! Not a top 10, but for me in top 20 for sure
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:13 AM
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Can't wait to see a family pic etf!!
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:16 AM
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Not long now Terry , Parcelforce are coming to get the guitar tomorrow, just a matter of waiting now.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:35 AM
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Not long now Terry , Parcelforce are coming to get the guitar tomorrow, just a matter of waiting now.
Glad parcelforce worked out for you!
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:02 PM
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Re: Best way to ship a DNA to Greece.


Whew, I thought you were shipping frozen man juice or something, but then I realized you're talking about a guitar.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:06 PM
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There is no Customs charges for EU to within the EU shipping, Anyways, I sorted it out now, Parcelforce are coming to pick the DNA up tomorrow.
I would have been tempted to get ryanair over to greece and dropped off the axe personally.....
would cost a lot less too !
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:56 AM
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I would have been tempted to get ryanair over to greece and dropped off the axe personally.....
would cost a lot less too !
Trust me you do not want ryanair to transport your guitar in the cargo hold, they destroyed 2 of my samsonites... and they do not allow big items in the passenger cab...
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:08 AM
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I will stick to Parcelforce then (i hope they'll handle her carefully). I want a mint DNA to be delivered!
Thanx to everybody here for lending an idea or two. A DNA is always a good subject for discussion whether a transportation or taken to the studio or even taken out of her case for a few more high resolution pics...
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:22 AM
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I would have been tempted to get ryanair over to greece and dropped off the axe personally.....
would cost a lot less too !
I originally planned the other week that if an EU buyer bought my DNA, I would personally delivery the DNA myself but my Passport has expired and Terry paid alot of money and I am quite he would not want to wait ages for the guitar to arrive.
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