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Slightly off topic / mailing bike parts to Australia(2 posts)

Slightly off topic / mailing bike parts to Australiasuperdog
Apr 10, 2003 8:27 PM
I'm selling some bike parts and in order to make the experience hassle free I stated that I would only ship to the Continental US. Several people from Australia e-mailed me asking if I would make an exception. We're not talking high dollar so I don't think there is much risk. But... I've never shipped anything out of the country and I don't know what I would have to do different to ship to Australia. Do bike parts have to go through customs? Is is as simple as taking it to the post office and mailing it just like any other package? Or do I have to fill out extra paperwork and pay extra fees (besides postage)? It's just a stem and seatpost.
re: Slightly off topic / mailing bike parts to Australiaclimbo
Apr 11, 2003 6:26 AM
you fill out a customs slip at the post office, no extra cost to do that. You should insure it, if customs inspect it, the receiver may need to pay to get it from customs but unless you're shipping a whole bike, or cocaine, it should go through no problems, I've shipped plenty of stuff back there with not one problem.