Economical cross-border shipping for a large/bulky item.
August 25, 2010 8:35 PM Subscribe
I need suggestions about economical cross-border shipping options for a poorly thought out ebay purchase.
posted by Kololo to Shopping (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, i live in Toronto, and i won an auction for a wood desk on ebay. Problem is, the desk is located in St Louis, Missouri. I paid $370 for the desk, and the cheapest shipping option i've found costs $398. That's a lot to pay for shipping, especially since it's actually more than the cost of the desk.
The options i've gotten quotes for are:
-Navis, and Craters & Freighters (both $390ish)
- The Packaging Store ($490ish)
I also looked into Fedex, but the desk is too big for their service. Also, Greyhound (typically the cheapest shipping option i know) isn't an option, because the seller requires a pick up from the shipper, and because its a vintage desk and i want a shipper that will at least pretend to take some care.
Any suggestions for cheaper options???