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Crappybiker 3 Oct 2010 22:29

Bike shipment from Australia - Get Routed - Be warned
 
Hey,

Just thought I would warn you all that "Get Routed" shipping from Melbourne Australia is one shonky shipping company, it all seems good even the quote was ok up until you pay your deposit, then suddenly the price changes and so does the guy who operates this company "Get Routed" is basically how you are treated, there were around 30 bikes on our shipment to Portland and I bet that probably none of them were happy about the way the whole thing was handled, lots of guys missed out on the BMW rally because their bikes had not arrived, we all had to wait at least a week past the due date because I surmise that David Milligan did not want to pay any storage costs because he was probably liable for them so he timed it too tight and stuffed all of us up, but the main thing about this guy is his complete arrogance, I think he is actually suffering from small man syndrome.

Use this company at your peril!

lundon 22 Oct 2010 05:06

I have heard nothing but bad things about the guy from people that have used him...one read of his website should be warning enough.

markharf 22 Oct 2010 06:29

I don't really have any interest in shipping to or from Australia, but for some reason this thread caught my eye. What a hilarious website! Anyone tempted to hire this company should have a look at GetRouted : Bike shipping and Tour Operator and decide whether they're suited. If so, more power to you.

Mark

TurboCharger 22 Oct 2010 08:50

Got Rooted by Get Routed ?
 
My exerpience with Get Routed is the following:

1. Slow and often not responsive
2. He is doing You the favour, even if you're paying
3. Hidden charges and incorrect quotes that increase
4. When cargo was delayed by shipper, he was absolutely no help
5. He didn't know what a CDP was back in 2007-2008

In conclusion go directly to Clasquin or another shipper and bypass the middle man, this will save time and money.

Chancer 23 Oct 2010 08:55

Thanks for the warning. I will be getting my bike shipped in the next 2 or 3 months and was starting to look around for quotes. This guys website is quite astounding :eek3:. Think I will look elsewhere

Turbocharger - Do you have any details on Casquin and your experience with them.

Thanks
Trev

Roadcat 24 Oct 2010 19:18

Good grief! I find it hard to believe that he's serious about running a business from his website. What a self-conceited pr!!k. Can't say I have any plans to go back to NZ, if I ever do I won't be using Get Routed to move my bike.

TravellingStrom 24 Oct 2010 23:33

Having read the website, and as an aussie, I can say I am qualified to make a comment. He is doing himself out of business by his less than professional attitude, the wording on his website is certainly not professional in my mind, but more in line with a blog or diary.

He does have a few good points though, the main one being, AQIS do a tough job and mostly do it right. We are an island, so keeping out the bugs and stuff is a good idea and NZ has some definate hazards we do no need over here.

I doubt I will be using them either, I am sure there are others that can and will do the job.

Cheers
TS

TurboCharger 25 Oct 2010 08:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chancer (Post 309935)
Turbocharger - Do you have any details on Casquin and your experience with them.

Hi Trev, (this is a bit off topic but still in the vein of the thread, for more info PM me)

I can't whole-heartedly recommend Clasquin as I found them a little difficult to deal with and they didn't comprehend what I told them first time which made for a frustrating experience.

Basically they organised Door to port logistics of my BMW from my home in Sydney to KL airport. All the way there were problems.

Firstly they sent two trucks, both too small to take the bike and finally the third had a crane to lift the bike onto the truck, this wasted half a day.

Secondly the bike didn't leave on the designated flight. This wasn't their fault due to strikes in Thailand at the time causing cancellations. BUT when i requested they change the itineary to fly the bike directly to KL and not via Bangkok this caused paperwork issues. After 3 days of insisting they re-do the paperwork and send to KL they did but it was time consuming and costly organising from Malaysia as I had already left the country.

Thirdly, there were very expensive port fees in KL when the bike arrived, all in all the total shipping cost was somewhere around AUD $2500. This was well over the original quote I had of about AUD $1800.

So I was obviously not happy about the whole thing. However, the bike was in excellent condition. And the KL agent was helpful, although very difficult to find.

If you do end up going with Clasquin make sure you ask for all hidden prices including destination port, customs, holding and any taxes. NB you will also need insurance and if the agent needs to arrange this then it will be more expensive.

Hope this helps

Hornet 25 Oct 2010 11:08

I shipped my bike from NZ to OZ and back via QANTAS. They were really great and there was no need to crate the bike. If you are shipping a bike into or out of OZ or NZ would suggest that you contact them for a quote.

Looks like Dave Milligan has lost the plot! Don't let him put you off going to NZ and OZ, really beautiful countries with nice people.

pete1100xx 25 Oct 2010 11:46

Hi.Im looking to ship my bike from Fremantle West Aus to the UK for a 3 month tour through europe starting in May next year.Can anyone recommend a good transport company.

desert dweller 25 Oct 2010 12:03

omfg! what a stroker!

ajmac 25 Oct 2010 19:37

hello sandgroper
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pete1100xx (Post 310196)
Hi.Im looking to ship my bike from Fremantle West Aus to the UK for a 3 month tour through europe starting in May next year.Can anyone recommend a good transport company.

i flew my bike with qantas no problems at all.just go to the cargo depo and speak to someone face to face.customs will be your hardest hurdle as they expect you to have a carnet.you dont but they like it as its easier for them.ok i flew from sydney to LA in march and am today flying my bike and me to uk.am using motorcycle express here.seems good so far.
oh and the big tip is make sure you get your re import permit to bring it back into oz before you leave.it costs 50 bucks but i overlooked it and am still banging away at bureaucraticfwits to sort it out.my bike is licensed and rego,d in WA.
dont use getshafted as i got nothing but misinformation re carnets etc from them.fly it its easier and you have no suprises.
pm me if you need any more griff on this .i will be in europe for next 10 months too

pete1100xx 26 Oct 2010 11:16

thanks for that Ajmac.
unfortunately i dont have enough posts up yet to pm you.
if you dont mind me asking,what was the cost of flying your bike to the US and what company will you be using for your green card in europe?

realmc26 27 Oct 2010 00:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hornet (Post 310189)
I shipped my bike from NZ to OZ and back via QANTAS. They were really great and there was no need to crate the bike. If you are shipping a bike into or out of OZ or NZ would suggest that you contact them for a quote.

Looks like Dave Milligan has lost the plot! Don't let him put you off going to NZ and OZ, really beautiful countries with nice people.

Qantas now say that they only ship NEW bikes. Is that correct?

Quandary 27 Oct 2010 07:17

I recently asked Qantas about freighting my 2005 1200GS from Aus to NZ. When talking to them on the phone all they said was that I needed to go through a freight forwarder.


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