Hi, keen for your opinion on what the best way to get a bike shipped from USA to Australia is to potentially lower costs and avoid an import tax hit. So i can purchase a bike online from racycles.com and they’ll ship it to Australia for $275, i know people in the US who’s house i could get the bike shipped to (for about $50) and have them send it on to me via a cheaper service. Question is, what would be the cheapest service to use, i don’t really mind if it takes a few weeks to get here. Been searching on USPS, UPS and Fedex websites but have been getting some huge quotes, actually the cheapsest i’ve been quoted is about $350 which doesn’t make sense… Any ideas what the dimensions of a bike box would be?
Also what is your opinion on avoiding import tax on the bike if shipped via my friend in the US? I could ask them to list the value at under $1000, should work fine yeah?