I am interested in buying a wood turning lathe from the UK and having it shipped to me in Trebes (near Carcassonne). By lathe standards, this would be fairly small but still 40-100 kg and probably 1.5 m x0.5m x0.5m
I think I remember reading some years ago that there were places you could have shops in the UK deliver to who would then arrange on-shipping to France at reasonable prices. (Quotes from Anyvan have been up to 3 times the purchase price so not viable). Anyone know what I am talking about and can advise any details
Thanks everyone for the advice. What is a bit interesting is that there is a site (Anyvan ??) which collects quotes on shipments for you. So far the quotes have started at 350 and gone to 675, both close to or more than the lathe cost. I did find two suppliers who would sell me a lathe and ship it - both at less than 20 and 3-5 days delivery time. Quite a difference !!
I have used Shiply for this. You enter the details on their website and then you get quotes from several carriers. The idea is to make use of “empty legs” so costs can be lower. Ignore the first few quotes as after a few days they will fall by about 30%. There are several other similar websites but I have found Shiply to be the best.