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Old 15th May 2015, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Budget shipping heavy items Canada to Europe

What's the cheapest way to get some heavy amps (264lbs/120kg total) from Canada to Europe? Could be one palette, or three smaller packages.

For 120kg FedEx want >US$3000 (!), but that's for 3-day, which I don't need - 3 months by ship would be fine. I can't believe there's not a better deal but unsure where to look.

Any advice welcome!

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Old 15th May 2015, 06:18 PM   #2
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Canada Post surface is cheapest but limited to 30 kg.

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Old 15th May 2015, 06:22 PM   #3
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Old 21st May 2015, 11:23 AM   #4
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Take the transformer out of the enclosure and
perhaps you might use the option planet proposed,
4 x 30 kg packages..
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Old 21st May 2015, 12:20 PM   #5
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Pearson airport in Toronto has a cargo services department.. You drive the box right to the airport office and secure a rate.. The price is better than Fedex..

Is there an international airport near?

I've shipped a pair of Bryston 7B mono block amps to France and a pair to Italy.. This was 10 Years ago, the price was $600..

Did some pricing with Fedex over the last couple of years.. Ridiculously high Rates, but when you talk with them on the phone they will lower the stated rate..
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Good points re transformers (two per amp, heavy beasts) to keep under 30kgs. I'll see if vendor will do it.

Can't drive to airport myself, am in CH(!). Waiting for a quote from a shipper but if best price for 2xBryston monoblocks (50kg tot) was $600 ten years ago, I'll have to abandon the whole idea

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