How much would postage be...

edited January 2014 in Road buying advice
To send a bike to Portugal to a buyer


  • StillGoing
    StillGoing Posts: 5,211
    Go on one of the sites and enter the size and weight of the package and it will give you a price. Be careful to ensure you've got your money before sending anything abroad as scammers from West Africa do operate from the likes of Spain and Portugal. No Western Union transfers remember.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
  • diamonddog
    diamonddog Posts: 3,426
    ^^+100 re scammers.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,507
    I used this place to send a bike to Italy last year:

    Iirc the cost was around £80 with suitable insurance.

    I used a big bike box, and just removed the handlebars.
    As it was a bike for my brothers gf, I spent a couple of hours packing it, and built a wooden frame around the rear if the bike, which protected the rear derailleur.

    It made it there unscathed!
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
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  • MartinGT
    MartinGT Posts: 475
    I like how the assumption is the OP is selling it to someone off fleaBay or the like. :lol:
  • Try

    Hundreds of small to medium courier firms will see your business (bike from say, London, to Lisbon in Feb) and bid for it.

    We use them all the time to get big stuff sent from UK to France. Can be surprisingly cheap if a courier is just looking to fill space on a part loaded van.
  • Gazzaputt
    Gazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    Hopefully this isn't the frameset he agreed to sell to me :(