Shipping brewing equipment from USA to Europe

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Shipping brewing equipment from USA to Europe

Unread postby malzrohr » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:47 am

Any of the European forum members got experience with shipping equipment from the USA to Europe?
I have my eyes set on a malt crusher but the shipping cost are exorbitant (50% of the value of the product!).
I have checked with alternative shipping solutions offered by online services like fromus2eu but they don't cut down costs significantly.
Anybody got some tried and tested alternatives?
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Re: Shipping brewing equipment from USA to Europe

Unread postby paddye » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:07 pm

I use this one http://www.brouwmarkt.nl/bier-brouwen/b ... alsen.html with a cordless drill, you must be able to get similar things closer to home.
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Re: Shipping brewing equipment from USA to Europe

Unread postby malzrohr » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:48 pm

Yes, one can get one of those for €85 but I don't want Chinese made mills.
It is not the price of the mill ($159) but rather the shipping cost of $79 that I have a problem with.
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Re: Shipping brewing equipment from USA to Europe

Unread postby paddye » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:03 pm

then I think your only option is to look at a packet forwarding company and put together a few items before having them shipped over in one go.
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Re: Shipping brewing equipment from USA to Europe

Unread postby HopSong » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:10 pm

Wish my wife had room in her luggage.. she is heading for Germany in two weeks. But, she will be overloaded, bringing gifts to the grandkids.
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Re: Shipping brewing equipment from USA to Europe

Unread postby paddye » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:23 pm

maybe you could get together and ship stuff to each others house?
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Re: Shipping brewing equipment from USA to Europe

Unread postby Elderberry » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:29 am

Not only the shipping costs, but there's a good chance you'll get nailed with an import fee as well. So plan on another 70 euros or so on top of that.
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Re: Shipping brewing equipment from USA to Europe

Unread postby dinnerstick » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:36 am

i don't have any great suggestions for cheaper shipping, but if you do have something shipped by a friend, have them remove any receipts, packing lists, commercial packaging. the customs in the netherlands is quite haphazard, they usually only open bigger boxes, and then they will tax randomly based on haphazard goods values from a chart. if the box just looks like a small box, gifts or something, they don't bother with it.
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Re: Shipping brewing equipment from USA to Europe

Unread postby airborn » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:22 pm

From an answer from Don from Crankandstein when I asked about the large cost for sending to Europe:

Two 3-roller or three 2-roller homebrew mills can be sent together
for the same postage if you can find someone to split the cost with.
Thanks for asking.
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