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    I wonder how much it would cost for an individual in the states to ship overseas. If someone like me were to play intermediary would the shipping be less?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    I wonder how much it would cost for an individual in the states to ship overseas. If someone like me were to play intermediary would the shipping be less?
    There are already broker companies that do offer these services, but I am not sure whether they would with film and such supplies.

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    Freestyle has also crazy expensive handling charges to Canada (not sure it's same for US or other countries), before "actual" shipping charges.

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    Shippers want documents like commercial invoices, that list the country of origin of every item in the shipment, to appease the customs brokers and customs inspectors/officers. A royal pain for companies not used to shipping out of the US, or Canada and most other countries as well. These rules don't normally apply to shipments by individuals on shipments valued under $1000 or so depending on destination. BUT. Shipping documents by FedX ground to Canada from the US requires commercial invoices on private shipments only containing a passport renewal application.
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    i ship things all the time that weigh less than 1lb ... and the freight costs 1lb.
    if it is bulky the price is up there because the package has to be large ...
    i have shipped cameras made of foam core, big ones ( 11x14 ) ... and they cost a king's ransom to ship.

    why don't you call them and ask them directly what their shipping policy is ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoffy View Post
    Not to mention the 'First order via Wire transfer payment' rule.

    I have to admit, $160 for your items is a total jip. I placed a $700 order that weighed in at just over 8kg and the shipping was $160. The only reason we went with Freestyle was the better choice they had. I think if I have to order oddball stuff in the future(I.E., Adox consumables), I will be looking at AG in the UK.
    My impression with AG is that he chooses not to exploit any customers be they UK or overseas based. I'd certainly contact him to see what he quotes in shipping charges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    My impression with AG is that he chooses not to exploit any customers be they UK or overseas based. I'd certainly contact him to see what he quotes in shipping charges.

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    Yes, I agree. I have used Matt before. The main issue is the items are cheaper in the US. Cheap enough to offset the additional postage? Who knows.

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    I use www.shipito.com, they are a freight forwarding company. In fact a few days ago I resent 10 HP5 120 rolls of film for
    $14.36. That's less than half price per roll for a non group purchase when all costs are considered.

    details :
    Mailout fee: $8.50
    Postage: $5.62
    bank fee 4.3%: $0.24
    TOTAL: $14.36

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorbas View Post
    Freestyle has also crazy expensive handling charges to Canada (not sure it's same for US or other countries), before "actual" shipping charges.
    Right. I wonder how much is "shipping" and how much is "handling".
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    1.Fotoimpex, Berlin (Germany) -Zagreb (Croatia), 619 miles, 0,15 kg (2xglass and 1x 39 mm ring for enlargin lens),just shipping and handling was 40 $.

    2. Freestylee, LA California - Zagreb (Croatia),6234 miles, (2x LegacyPro 100 35x100', 0,8 kg) ,just shipping and handling are 37.13 $.

    Isn't that nice in global economy? I just looking for good prices and shopping around the world ,I don't even bother to find good prices in my (almost) neighborhoods because high shipping and handling costs.So,price for shipping and handling in Freestyle are not high. If I have money to by more films (additional 2x 35x 100') price for shipping and handling are about 15% higher.
    From my experience only G.Britain (from Europe) can be compare with USA and some country from far East for low shipping and handling costs to Croatia.
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