Vintage Jacket Identification

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Spitfireace, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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    I've asked our despatch dept to check the rate when we collect on Aero's account. I know it'll be nothing like the prices you've been quoted................especially now I see you've asked for the price for a 3lbs parcel, it'll be a fair bit heavier than that
     
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  2. Ken at Aero Leather

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    It would also be much less if the jacket was packed fairly tightly in thick polythene (as opposed to a box) to reduce the size. Air shipping rates are largely calculated by size and it won't hurt the jacket to be tightly packed for a few days.

    Anyone shipping a used jacket by a carrier should bear this in mind
     
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  3. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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    It'll cost roughly £40 to ship to Scotland if we arrange DHL collection.
    Please mail me on ken@aeroleatherclothing.com if you want any more info
     
  4. tibor

    tibor Active Member

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    So, Spitfireace, Maybe you could take a little drive cross the border and ship it from Blaine. The USPS is sometimes a little pricey, but more like $60-75 for something like that.
     
  5. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    I was flabbergasted by the quotes for postage from Canada to Scotland and actually went into the Canada Post site.

    I came away with some very different quotes. I found that for a 60cm x 50cm x 10cm box weighing 5kg that the price was $99.61 for surface, $169.33 for what they call Xpresspost and $298.80 for "Priority". I think you might have done something wrong with the rate calculator!

    If you're going to do it take up Ken's offer with DHL that's a very fair price.
     
  6. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Member

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    Umm... well not sure if I did something incorrectly, but those are still not good rates. I wouldn't bother with surface it takes way too long. So the next best is $170 to get there? Still outrageous. I like Ken's price much better though, so I'm going to e-mail him at Aero and see how to set that up. Maybe we can get this thing figured out yet :) Not sure how your quotes came out lower.... but as I say not really acceptable anyhow. Canada Posts and Couriers shipping from Canada seem to have some of the highest rates, and I don't know how business can get done as far as people ordering from Canada if the rates are going to be that high. I don't ship myself usually, so I can't really say firsthand, but I have checked all I can find on the internet and it seems to be a general concensus of very high rates.
     
  7. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Member

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    I did actually look at that, and it's something of a thing apparently. There's one guy in Ontario who had a book dealer business and ended up being a driver of books and other items across the border to be shipped out from the states. Actually you need a passport now to drive across the border from Canada and I don't have one at this time....since 911 they've gotten uptight. Used to be you could drive across with a BC driver's licence and pick up gas, and cheap cheese, chicken, and milk. And maybe a six pack of beer. Now, it's too much trouble.
     
  8. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Member

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    Anal retetive
    or retentive?
    nope it is stupid.. bad rates, don't have that wrong dude
    by the way haven't seen Dunkirk
     
  9. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Member

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    I was thinking ,,,B3 and Irvin, and B6
     
  10. Spitfireace

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    a friend gave it to me, cause he could'nt fit into it. So anyhoo now it's mine... to have the responsibilty for. We have a responsiblity to preserve the past......
     
  11. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Member

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    if you ever seen the B6 it has small hand slash pockets
     
  12. Spitfireace

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    yes I"m sure
     

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