Mercedes-Benz Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
SEC 600 V12 2dr COUPE (RHD) One of the chosen few.
Joined
·
2,233 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So I trawl the net.. Ebay google netscape etc .. and this is the response I am getting from the USA..

From : ebay <[email protected]>
Sent : 03 February 2005 20:51:24
To : "Terence J NEWELL" <[email protected]>
Subject : RE: Question about shipping

| | | 600sec | Inbox


It is too exspensive and usually not worth it to ship out of the country.

Performance Curve
http://www.performance-curve.com
1(800)772-4185



-----Original Message-----
From: Terence J NEWELL [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thu 2/3/2005 8:27 AM
To: ebay
Subject: RE: Question about shipping

Why not ???

>From: "ebay" <[email protected]>
>To: <[email protected]>
>Subject: RE: Question about shipping for item #7950204879 - Carsound
>MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter High Flow
>Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 08:15:01 -0800
>
>Sorry but we do not ship overseas.
>
>Performance Curve
>http://www.performance-curve.com
>1(800)772-4185
>
>
>________________________________
>
>From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
>Sent: Thu 2/3/2005 6:29 AM
>To: ebay
>Subject: Question about shipping for item #7950204879 - Carsound MagnaFlow
>Catalytic Converter High Flow

From : Mark Schwartz <[email protected]>
Reply-To : [email protected]
Sent : 07 February 2005 04:29:12
To : [email protected]
Subject : Re: I own a 1994 Me

| | | 600sec | Inbox



Sorry but we do not ship items of that size or shape out of the country
due to damage problems. Thanks, Mark.


> From: T J Newell RMA #: Catalytic Converters Message: I own a 1994
> Mercedes S600 Coupe V12 RHD 120.980 engine 140 076 body First question is
> Please would you ship to the UK, if I paid all the aditional freight
> costs..I would require a pair I would not reqire any gaurantee or return
> if not suitable.. I know this somtimes causes a problem...
 

·
Registered
w140 s300turbodiesel
Joined
·
238 Posts
They're probably right. Usually shipping a pound or two of stuff across the pond costs 50 quid or thereabouts. I'd imagine reverse would apply. So if it's someting big (i.e. a new door assist pump) it would cost as much as a new pump in the uk to ship it over.

And those people are probably just using their normal mail rather than being well-versed in the old art of UPS and FedEx shipping...it's not simple you know...
 

·
Registered
1996 S320
Joined
·
131 Posts
Hello Posix, Your dead right, it is costly to import from the states, but if its a smaller item, it would be an idea to play with, that if one of the US guys on the forum could purchase it for you, then ship it to you as a gift, this would avoid import duties and sometimes vat this end. Of course it would boil down to cooperation and trust. The company selling the product is less likely to shop around for a cheap shipping cost, but a fellow member might be able to find a better deal. Just a thought????
Regards Dodgy!!!!
[:)][:)][:)]
 

·
Registered
SEC 600 V12 2dr COUPE (RHD) One of the chosen few.
Joined
·
2,233 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
So if any of my USA W140 drivers with a paypal account would like to help me .. PM me so I can explain how..
 

·
Registered
92 600SEL
Joined
·
72 Posts
Guys, postage isnt that much of a hassle. Germanstar sent me a central locking pump and closing assist pump - together postage only $US99 - and that's from Arizona to Adelaide. Hardly the better serviced US-UK route. Combined weight of those 2 items I'd guess at about 5kg.

I reckon these guys just don't want the hassle associated with returns - esp. who bears the shipping charge. It's disappointing, even more so when you are somewhat remote like me.

cheers
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top