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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    Never experienced this with DHL, had a few items sent this year too.
    Do a search on here and you will find quite a few threads on it over the past few years.

    Also search DHL reviews Australia and you will find lots of arbitrary extra charges (not govt).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post
    Do a search on here and you will find quite a few threads on it over the past few years.

    Also search DHL reviews Australia and you will find lots of arbitrary extra charges (not govt).
    Possibly, but as i said, I have never had this experience. 4 deliveries this year from dhl, no extra charges
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    Doubling of airfreight costs into Australia from UK.

    Just helped a mate today order new Meyle LCAs from AF in UK. They are heavy suckers. All up with Mahle filter kit and TC oil shipping was 169 which includes GST I think.

    When I ordered same LCAs in March 19 shipping and GST was 161 DHL

    Pretty similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerthDisco View Post
    Just helped a mate today order new Meyle LCAs from AF in UK. They are heavy suckers. All up with Mahle filter kit and TC oil shipping was 169 which includes GST I think.

    When I ordered same LCAs in March 19 shipping and GST was 161 DHL

    Pretty similar.
    And they use DHL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    That is certainly not my experience with USPS. After allowing the US merchants to choose the carriers I eventually insisted they only use USPS and if they would not then I bought elsewhere and told them why. I found FedEx , UPS, DHL to be super expensive. I always requested the vendors use USPS flat rate boxes where applicable.
    USPS are normally OK, but this covid thing has extended a normal 10-14 day delivery to 4-6 weeks. And once it gets through customs they go on the slow conveyor with Aust Post. UPS Fedex & DHL are treated as express all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post
    Why do people still use DHL - they are well know scammers asking for more money (outside Govt fees) when goods are in the country.

    I now ask vendors who they use and if DHL I ask for someone else - if they say they only use DHL I tell them then it is a no sale - then all of a sudden new couriers become available.

    Garry
    Some time back I purchased a variety of engine parts, and unfortunately DHL were the couriers. They attempted to coerce additional payments from me, long after i had taken delivery. Even included a selection of items slivered to another person in Qld to up the overall costs. I refused to pay & threatened legal action. Eventually desisted in their attempts to extract additional $'s.,

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    Yes that is the scenario I have had and others also - hence I do not use DHL.
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    I have ordered parts from all over the world during Corona Virus and had mixed experiences.

    I ordered a Baja no pinch tyre remover tool from the US (awesome bit of kit - helps to push on dirt bikes tyres without using levers). They sent it via USPS. After 6 weeks waiting I started to chase it up. The parcel was stuck in Tokyo for weeks, then all of a sudden landed on my door step in Brisbane.

    I've ordered landrover bits from Turners and John Craddocks in England - both parcels send via DHL in record time - about 8 days door to door.

    Now for the biggie - I recently ordered a new R380 and an LT230 rebuild kit via Ashcroft. This was sent via DHL as well. This arrived in Australia in 5 days, but I had to pay DHL $455.00 before they would release it. Once I paid the duty fee, the 60kg package arrived that afternoon.
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    Doubling of airfreight costs into Australia from UK.

    Just received a parcel from Australia. 4 days door to door

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    One thing I did recently seemed to work.
    I wanted one of those deburring thread tools and saw many on Ebay from China and Taiwan.
    However I thought that they would take forever to get here.
    I looked on Amazon Au and there they were , a bit more expensive though. Amazon have their own planes and it arrived from the US in AFAIR 8 days with AFAIR $7.63 freight.
    Regards PhilipA

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