Hi COTHers! I'm currently working overseas (Asia) and not planning to be back in North America for a while, but NEED a new pair of boots! Does anyone know of a tack store/company that ships internationally for less than an extra hundred bucks? I'm going a bit nuts here!
I'd really prefer not to- my bank here charges unreal rates for international wire transfers, so sending someone money plus the shipping would be less helpful than it seems. I keep looking for vendors that ship internationally! I found one in the UK that will add 90 pounds to the price tag, which may be my last resort
Many US banks now have "pay a person" that is free rather than wiring money. You just put in the person's cell number or email address, the amount you want to send. It's pretty easy. Not sure about Canadian banks, but if you could open an account in the US and start putting some money in there, US Bank offers this service for sure.
Typically, when my brother orders stuff, he has it shipped to me and I ship it to him in Germany. Same for some of my Canadian friends. That's probably your best bet.
Unless you're ordering from a small ma & pa type shop, it's probably pretty unlikely that you can get anything shipped overseas.
A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.
Unfortunately no great answers. I used to have everything shipped to my husband's US office and once a quarter or so, he'd travel to the US and bring it all back. My only suggestion would be to check out one of these "re-shipping" companies.
The service they offer means you could order boots from your choice vendor and the re-ship company would then ship to you. I have never used them, though, so I can't recommend one, nor comment on the cost.
And, one more build. Do you work with an office of people who ever travel to your location? Could you just have the boots shipped to someone who was traveling over and have them pack them for you? Human mules, not just for drug runners any more.
I had luck calling a USA tack shop (Briggs Tack Store) directly. They had the item I wanted listed on their website for a good price so I worked out the time difference and called them and asked if I could buy/pay over the phone and if they would ship internationally for me. The girl I dealt with was lovely and packaged it up and dropped it at post office for me. I didn't have any problems. Shipping was $20-40 from memory (paddock boots).
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Do you have a friend back home who would take delivery of the boots and then ship them to you?
My husband is on a motorcycle forum, and a guy in Australia needed a new helmet. US companies were going to charge him an arm & a leg to ship to AU. He arranged to have the helmet shipped to my husband, who then boxed it up and shipped it to AU for half the cost.