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Old 13 March 2008, 18:38   #1
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Shipping from Dublin to England?

Just had an email from the eBay seller in the US who I bought my twin 225 opti's from. He's not been communicating too well but after slightly getting curt with him he's finally got things organised with the shipping.

Originally I wanted them shipped to Portsmouth but he said they would have to go to London instead. Now he's just decided to inform me that they are going to Dublin

I sent him a link to google earth and pointed out it's not quite the same thing and needs to do something about it!

But if it's too late, does anyone know a cost effective way of getting them across the Irish sea?? Anyone with a tail lift wagon going back and forth?
I've got an address near Barrow-in-Furness I can have them delivered to, from there I can forward them to Jersey. Help

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Old 13 March 2008, 19:19   #2
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I thought that was cheap - when I shipped an outboard it was far cheaper to go to the UK than the Channel Islands - why the hell Dublin though???

If you are stuck my mate runs a haulage business - Swansea is not that far from Ireland!!!

And very soon i am starting a new business doing worldwide shipping - it will be called speedshift.co.uk
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Old 14 March 2008, 04:17   #3
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eBay seller in the US who I bought my twin 225 opti's from


Sounds a bit brave. Are you paying on delivery?

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Old 14 March 2008, 05:24   #4
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I work as a logistics manager for a company in the West Midlands. We ship goods to Ireland on a regular basis. We tend to use FT Groupage Ltd (www.ftgroupage.net - tel 0121 544 8843) to handle our freight because they are reliable and competitive.

They would be able to get your motors to the UK or the Channel Islands.

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I'm sure you've thought about this - but you'll need to keep the Irish Revenue guys happy too - some sort of "through shipping" I guess. You certainly don't want to pay Irish VAT at 21% !!
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I have a little experience with this sort of thing. What happens is: the seller works with a shipping broker whose job is to find space in a container that is being shipped to somewhere close to your location. When the container is full the container is shipped. If it is not too late then contact the seller and request he ask his shipping broker to re-assign to a port of your choice. London would probably be your best bet. This may cause a delay in arrival of the engines as a container with space may not be available. PM me, with details, if you want me to contact the seller/broker and explain the problem. I hope the seller has them properly crated.
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Old 14 March 2008, 16:58   #7
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Panic over!! Thanks very much everybody for your help and advice, turns out the seller was getting confused with another set of Merc's he is shipping overseas! They're going to London now as originally planned, I've got a man with a van who can pick them up for me from there. Doesn't look like I'm going to get them to Jersey before our new GST comes in 1st week of april though, thats another 3% on top
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