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Old 17 August 2010, 17:46   #1
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Trailer tow Glasgow area to Tilbury ferry port

Hi, I possible will need to have a 5.5 m rib(with outboard engine) on trailer(in working order) towed from Glasgow area to Tilbury ferry port in near future. How much should I budget for that leg and anyone here that would be interested to do the job(towing or loaded on bigger vehicle)? Estimate that the whole package will be 700-800 kg all in. Thanks
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Old 18 August 2010, 03:18   #2
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if you goto www.shiply.com and advertise what you want and let the bidding begin.

i was quoted 275 from southampton to glasgow (500 miles) by the above website for a slightly larger rib/trailer.

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Old 18 August 2010, 05:11   #3
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May be worth asking Rogue wave? I think he still commutes from Aberdeen to Southampton
i think he may have towed stuff up/down for ribnobburs before?
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if you goto www.shiply.com and advertise what you want and let the bidding begin.
That site looks cool Have you any feedback on using it ?
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no i haven't but i know some who have. the rib i "bought" in Southampton fell through so i didn't need the service.

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Thanks all for constructive comments and advice. It seams like this inland haulage will not be the critical issue breaking a potential deal. Reverting if /when deal completed.

Now puzzled with studying how to convert euros to sterling(in cash) with a reasonable exchange rate. Wire transfer its OK, but if seller wants cash, its another story. Forex exchange rate is legal robbery. Maybe by using VISA debit card and doing the withdraw in Scotland would give better result, but the outcome is not 100% sure. Sometimes the cards just don't work. Search continues......Cheers
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Paypal????

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Old 20 August 2010, 15:58   #8
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Have used Pay Pal a couple of times but some seller's does not want to use it. Also the commission is pretty steep, 6% (paid by receiver) when paying a sterling invoice from an euro account. Must be a brilliant business to run....

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I would be very surprised if the seller would have an objection to you paying by electronic transfer - it is pretty much the "norm" for any sizeable business transaction. Not sure how quickly it can be arranged internationally, ours normally take about 5 days, but there may be a quicker way by paying more?

If he does have a problem, then I'd talk to your own bank (and if they are like british banks you might need to ask a few people the same question to get the right answer). They often have a "cooperation" with another bank, so you can access cash (or a bankers draft) from a "local" bank. There will of course be a cost - but compared to paypal it will be trivial. You may only be able to carry out the "Scottish" end of such a transaction at a main branch (or even the head office) rather than at any high street branch.

Similarly if any of the UK banks have branches in Finland (presumably Helsinki) you may be able to do it the "other way" so the money is waiting for you on arrival in Glasgow? You'll find Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Scotland (which is part of the Llyods banking group) all over the place. There are also lots of Clydesdale banks (which is part of National Australia). There are also Llyods TSB, HSBC, Barclays, Santander, in Glasgow. Beware that most branches will be closed on Sat and Sunday.
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Old 21 August 2010, 12:56   #10
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Thanks , good idea to use UK banks having branches in Finland, in case needing cash at sight(in UK).

Seams like IBAN transfer within EU is the smoothest way, reasonable fast and only limited costs involved. Can be done from Your own PC but still l safe as any other transaction.

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