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#144080 7-May-2014 08:57
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Can anyone recommend me a freight forwarding service that can ship a 150-200kg item from the UK? Looking to get in one of these http://www.briannixonjetters.co.uk/pressurewashers-hot-electric-three-deluxe.html but it's far too large for Youshop.

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  #1038105 7-May-2014 09:14
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Give Mainfreight a call.
I've had some surprisingly competitive quotes from them lately.
At least it'll give you a ballpark figure to make comparisons..

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  #1038115 7-May-2014 09:29
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Jumpin jehosaphat,  What are washing with one of those, the picton ferry :)

 
 
 
 


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  #1038131 7-May-2014 09:40
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Trunks2: Can anyone recommend me a freight forwarding service that can ship a 150-200kg item from the UK? Looking to get in one of these http://www.briannixonjetters.co.uk/pressurewashers-hot-electric-three-deluxe.html but it's far too large for Youshop.


You probably need a UK based shipper not a NZ one.

They will handle getting space on a container and shipping it which would be the cheapest way.





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  #1038146 7-May-2014 09:52
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Geektastic:
Trunks2: Can anyone recommend me a freight forwarding service that can ship a 150-200kg item from the UK? Looking to get in one of these http://www.briannixonjetters.co.uk/pressurewashers-hot-electric-three-deluxe.html but it's far too large for Youshop.


You probably need a UK based shipper not a NZ one.

They will handle getting space on a container and shipping it which would be the cheapest way.


I thought mainfreight had global operations, huge company now. 

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  #1038190 7-May-2014 11:03
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surfisup1000: 

I thought mainfreight had global operations, huge company now. 


Mainfreight's been buying up smaller specialist shippers (like Kiwi Shipping in L.A.) the last couple of years - gaining a presence in different places.

I've recently used them to ship individual crated items, PCL and full 40' Containers into NZ from the US & Canada.

They've made the effort to become competitive with the smaller specialist companies I used to use, and they've bonded storage, in house customs & quarantine, depot deliver throughout NZ.

You can find cheaper, faster etc, but they've become competitive in the NA - NZ market and, I've heard, UK-NZ.



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  #1038346 7-May-2014 13:42
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wellygary: Jumpin jehosaphat,  What are washing with one of those, the picton ferry :)


Haha, its for cleaning tractors and farm machinery.

Mainfreight have given me a price of ~$500 from the port in the UK to my door, excl gst etc.
Also waiting on some quotes from a few other places, will be interesting to see if there's much of a price difference between them.

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  #1038380 7-May-2014 14:50
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$500 is cheap. Thats a mighty fine looking hot water blaster at a great price.

 
 
 
 


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  #1038577 7-May-2014 20:23
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I've used Mike Griffen at http://www.cargoex.co.nz/ to bring in heavy computer equipment purchased from eBay and shipping from the US.  He organised the lot.  Probably can help with everything from the UK too.  I believe he uses companies like mainfreight/fedex/etc but gets better rates than if you go direct.

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  #1041228 10-May-2014 03:50
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Try posting on emigration forums (such as ENZ.org) to see if there is anybody that has container space.
Might have space in an NZ-bound container next year but doubt you would be willing to wait that long :)




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