I’ve brought tons of stuff back from the states in suitcases (all under the personal import allowances of course), but some things are just too big or heavy to import that way (plus I don’t go often enough).
Individual shipping isn’t cheap either.
I guess there might be a load of us feeling the same way? So I was wondering about a container. What would be wrong with the principal of clubbing together to import a container’s worth of goodies from the US?
The costs could be divided proportionately between everyone based on weight or size maybe? (i.e. if you’re shipping an engine you pay more than someone shipping an MSD ignition). I’m guessing the import duty for a lot of things can be calculated on a per item basis?
Do the whole thing on a non-profit basis once a year?
Anyone tried this before? Am I missing something? There’d be a bit of organisation required, but wouldn’t it be worth it? I’d be willing to put time into it.
I suppose loading all the stuff on the US side might the sticking point?