shipping a bike from Peth to Melbourne

shipping a bike from Peth to Melbourne

Postby 4711shaun » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:42 pm

does anyone know the best way to go about this ?
i've been told $45-$50 by one dealer and $100-$130 by another..

they would send it the regular way in the box mostly assembled without the front wheel, handlebars, seat post or pedals attached..

WA is the only way i can source an 08 model to beat the current hideous price hikes..

i'll post this in the Melbourne forum as well
any experiences ?
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Postby Aushiker » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:45 pm


This has come up before and a couple of suggestions have been Greyhound buses (depot to depot) I think and the other option is SmartSend (?).

Haven't used either but.

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Postby Kalgrm » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:27 pm

$50 is a pretty good price - I'd take that offer if I were you.

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Postby 4711shaun » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:57 pm

Kalgrm wrote:$50 is a pretty good price - I'd take that offer if I were you.


you're right, and i forgot to mention this dealer can't send the actual bike i'm after, otherwise i would just go with it.. i'll call him to see how he does it them try and persuade the other dealer to do the same...

i'll also check out the two mentioned in the first response..

thanks for the reply's
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Postby bradwoodbr » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:42 pm

Greyhound freight is excellent.
The bike must be in a bike box.
I think the current price is $100, but check this out here:

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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:16 pm

I've sent two bikes to Qld from Vic for about $40 each via Smartsend. Pack as compact as possible for the best rate.

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Postby jayiz » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:03 pm

On the same topic, what is the going rate for a bike store to box it?
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Postby moosterbounce » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:39 pm

I paid about $20 I think - got some other goodies while I was waiting so kinds overshadowed the price of the boxing :oops:

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