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Trophy Seat help
« on: February 24, 2016, 04:12:56 am »
I have located 2 very reasonably priced, used, standard TTSE seats in the UK, but am unsure of normal shipping rates for such an item or if the seller is willing to ship to the US.  Can anyone share what kind of rates I might expect for such an item?  If any forum members from across the pond have thoughts would appreciate hearing from you as well.  The seats in the pictures appear as new and are quoted as such.  One seller lists he will only post to Europe.  Any thoughts or help would be great.
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Re: Trophy Seat help
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 06:11:59 am »
You'll have to make an estimation on the weight of the seats to work out Shipping costs,
then use this Link : Parcelforce ( part of UK "Royal Mail" ) to get an idea of the cost.

You can also check using another Company such as UPS : UPS Today Shipping calculator.

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Re: Trophy Seat help
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 06:16:33 am »
I recently bought a Russel Day Long seat from a Canadian member of the forum and the cheapest postage was $180 CAD but that was rider, pillion and backrest so quite heavy. Also took about a month as it was by surface mail.

If the seller won't ship to the US direct, but why the hell not if you are prepared to pay, then I am sure a friendly UK forum member might accept it and redirect it to the US if you were to send the postage costs to them. The drawback with that is paying 2 lots of postage. :016: :016: :016:

I find most ebayers even if they say UK only will ship anywhere if you ask them nicely and offer to pay the full postage.
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Re: Trophy Seat help
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 08:54:45 am »
I recently sent some First Generation Trophy Pannier Rails and a Workshop Manual to a friend in Newfoundland using Royal Mail....in one Parcel it weighed more than 2 Kg so the Cost was through the roof

Splitting it into two packages brought the cost down considerably - the Manual went as "Printed Matter" (0.74 Kg) and cost £10.15.
The much bulkier Pannier Rails weighed 1.7 Kg and cost £21.55.

Both items went Air Mail and arrived in Canada (Montreal) within 5 days.....but then took another 10 days to get to Newfoundland
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Re: Trophy Seat help
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 12:23:39 pm »
All,

Thanks for the responses.  I received two very different quotes from the two sellers.  While both were willing to ship, the first quoted £70 for postage and the second £32.  This is quite the spread (effectively double), so I am wondering if one of them has no idea and is simply throwing a number out.  The £70 seems very high in my experience in shipping.   Thanks again everyone.
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Re: Trophy Seat help
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 12:26:03 pm »
By the way in case a location in the UK would make a difference:

Tydd St Giles, Wisbech, United Kingdom
Forest Hill, United Kingdom
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Re: Trophy Seat help
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2016, 02:29:54 pm »
Okay bought the seat for £40 GBP.  Very good deal from everything I can see.
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Re: Trophy Seat help
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 05:48:54 pm »
Congratulations on the purchase  :047:

Might one price be for Airmail, and the other for Surface Mail ?