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Shipping - Sydney-Santiago/SA?

Bugger Me!

It seems that unless you're travelling to/from USA or Europe, no-one wants your cargo business!

Anyone got any points-of-contact for transporting bike from Sydney (Aust) to Chile/S America (and eventually back again)?

(QANTAS doesn't seem to want my business either!)

I'm seriously considering buying/selling a bike in Chile/SA instead.

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Hi Alex

Erin & Chris Ratay recently shipped from NZ to Buenos Aires with United Airlines, but they do advise that there are fewer cheap options for Aus/NZ to South America than before.
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tri...dToBuenosAires

The company they dealt with, AFS Freight Management, is also in Australia.

AFS Freight Management (2000) Pty Ltd
Air Cargo Services
Unit 1,1801 Botany Rd
Botany NSW 2019
Ph: (02) 9316 8923

Another possibility which may be of interest, depending on your departure date, is the following HUBB post on 17 November:

Matt Kolbinsky has a US registered R1100GS 1995 for sale in BA, Argentina at Christmas, 2001. Alternatively riding the bike back to USA from BA for him. Terms negotiable.
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000083.html

There may be a number of motorcyclists in southern Chile or Argentina around Christmas 2001 whose next destination is Australia. Either a bike swap or sale might save expensive freight costs for both parties. Try posting in the Bike Swap! or Travel Bikes for Sale/Wanted.

Chris and Erin also recommend www.bikeshareworld.com for bike swaps, and have done some themselves through these guys.

As always, please let us know how you do.


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