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Sending Sails wa->Qld

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Created by william 1 month ago, 7 Sep 2018
william
WA, 148 posts
7 Sep 2018 7:36PM
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hi !
Looking for recommendations on what courier to use to send 2x wavesails in a box
From Perth to Townsville

Many thanks

flatchat
WA, 12 posts
8 Sep 2018 8:02AM
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I just sent a board to SA with e-go. It was the cheapest quote I could find. Other couriers were 5 to 10 times more expensive. I found them hard to deal with. It took almost 2 weeks for the board to be picked up from home but delivered to Adelaide in 5 days. There's another thread on seabreeze about couriers as well.

Jacko51
SA, 141 posts
10 Sep 2018 11:37AM
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I always use E-go. Never had a problem. Just had a mast sent from Perth. Only cost $9 . Book on line and use Depot to Depot.
A carton 200 x 20 x 20 cm Perth to Townsville will cost you $41.

Mark _australia
WA, 18274 posts
10 Sep 2018 12:59PM
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Dunno how you folks are getting these prices - a board was about $120 east west and a sail about $80.
A few months ago that went up to about $300 and $160 respectively.

I have had quotes from SmartSend and E-go of $150 for a surfboard.

Jacko you must have an account...?

Jacko51
SA, 141 posts
10 Sep 2018 3:48PM
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No account. Book online not over the phone.

Mark _australia
WA, 18274 posts
10 Sep 2018 3:10PM
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Yeah I think that confirms what smart send told me - its country couriers starting to stiff us cos they can....

I just put in same details and got $125

william
WA, 148 posts
10 Sep 2018 5:57PM
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Ah! Thanks Guys . Need to check e go for next time.

all quotes were around 120
butbhave now found one for 80. Will have to see if it actually gets there :)

RichardG
WA, 1854 posts
10 Sep 2018 6:03PM
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william said..
hi !
Looking for recommendations on what courier to use to send 2x wavesails in a box
From Perth to Townsville

Many thanks





Wrap the sails up together (remove from the bags) by rolling together as one with the bags in the middle and then wrap with bubble wrap (tightly and tape) and cardboard at each end that way you reduce volume and will save heaps. You should be able to get it down to $10 -$15 with two sails wrapped this way. You need to forget the box as it takes up volume and "shipping air" costs more. Dimensions of 200 x 10 x 10 should be possible, particularly with wavesails.



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