Pick up and delivery


Alex CH

Member
Apr 4, 2014
16
Hello,

Hope somebody could help me or can give me an advice.

In 60954 Illinois i should let pick up two parcels for switzerland.

I called ups but they charge a fortune of USD4600 only for pick up and shipping to switzerland...

Box 1 - 36x26x12 - 15lbs
Box 2- 36x24x12 -15lbs

Thanks for help and greetings from swiss
 
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extrap

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Jul 16, 2020
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Gainesville FL
My wife's parents are Swiss, 3 siblings born in Switzerland, etc etc, and she loves everything Swiss, and we would normally be glad to help ... however, we are in Florida ~1,000 miles from Illinois so I'm not sure we can help from here ... ?
 

PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
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Kalama, Free part of WA State
$4600 US? That can't be right...
 

fjpikul

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Belleville, IL
That location is in nowhere Illinois, not close to anything except Champaign where University of Illinois is at. What could you possibly be buying? Tractor parts?
 

twobjshelbys

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Jul 26, 2010
5,766
Las Vegas, NV
That location is in nowhere Illinois, not close to anything except Champaign where University of Illinois is at. What could you possibly be buying? Tractor parts?
For 4600 it sounds like the whole tractor.

I don't see how having someone pick it up and bring it to a UPS/FedEx/DHL store is going to cost significantly less than having the shipper pick it up directly.

How much of that is duty and VAT?
 

zach05855

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Oct 16, 2012
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Calgary, Alberta
I would try DHL or TNT.
 

fjpikul

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Belleville, IL
I don't think you pay VAT on something coming in country, and I don't know if the Swiss have TUV? But the location is sure in the middle of nowhere. The outfit that makes handgrips for Colt is in Rantoul, home of an ex Air Force base.
 

w.a.nelson

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