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Old 14 Feb 2009
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Shipping bike with expired permit from Quito?

Hello Guys. My bike has been parked in Quito for a year and a half now, and nearly all efforts to sell it have failed. I'm now thinking of trying to ship it back to Vancouver, but not sure if this is possible. The permit expired a long time ago! Can this be done avoiding paying the fine of 10% to Aduana? Has anyone tried this, and what shipper would you recomend? I'm not in a rush, so i can ship by boat if it is reliable.
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Hi Mr. Ron!

Hi Mr. Ron, do you remember me?

Just had a similar problem in Argentina...2 years expired, was very difficult for me to get the bike out of the country. I flew into Argentina and took it out myself - it was the only way to do it. And maybe you remember, my Spanish is pretty good...if not it would have been impossible. They confiscated the bike first, later I had to pay a fine...there was no way around it.

Will you go to Quito to bring the bike out yourself?

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Hello Jens, of course i remember! Yes, i've heard of the bike problems in Argentina, and i hope it's not the same in Ecuador. I can afford to ship from Quito, or maybe even Peru, but i can't afford to fly down and take care of the logistics. I would pay someone for crating the bike and dealing with customs, and i'll even buy the proper people a couple of refrescos if i need to, but the cost of flying to Quito and back from Vancouver is too high! I know this, I WANT MY BIKE BACK! You've seen it, there's none other. Hoping there is an answer out there! Anyone want to ride my bike to Peru and put it on a plane for me
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I'm gonna rescue my bike!!!

My girl just talked to her travell agent and got me the most incredible deal on airfare, so i'm flying to Quito to save my bike!
i'll ride it to Lima and ship from there. If you have any useful info on shipping companies in Lima, please refer to this thread http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ima-peru-40903
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