Originally Posted by wigger
Finally got a quote from a Brisbane firm who deal with someone in L A.
Actual seafreight is only $491 but with all the add ons it comes to nearly $1500.
The freight itself could be roughly in the ballpark, but what´s included in the "add-ons", I mean: does it include estimated costs at the receiving end? This seems to be a cause of grief to many (happened to me, too!)... and often they´re tough to know exactly, until you go pick up the shipment.
Two years ago, I paid ~700 euros total from Sydney to Helsinki by sea, and this includes costs at the receiving end (which were close to 200).
edit. In Oz, I used Tradelanes, located in Melbourne, but they had an agent in Sydney, that handled the sending. Everything went into plan, except the container missed a boat change in Singapore, and so was over 2 weeks late from the original ETA, when arriving.