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Cheap post for a kite from south Africa to uk

Postby Ice101 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:36 pm

Wanting to get a kite posted from South Africa to uk. Any idea who would be the cheapest most reliable postal service to use?

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Re: Cheap post for a kite from south Africa to uk

Postby nothing2seehere » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:07 am

You might find it cheaper overall to go for a more expensive service that allows you to pay import duty at source. Parcel Farce take a fixed processing fee plus a percentage cut of the duty if its missing - so you can easily end up with an extra £20 and an extra week or two delay for the cheap service.

Either that or make sure the person dispatching marks the value at less than the gift items threshold (about £135 IIRC) though I guess you take your gamble with insurance in case something goes wrong.

Sorry I can't make a specific recommendation but hopefully this is useful

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