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Shipping long side skirts - stone blades from Germany to USA

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    [Aug 26, 2013]
    Hi, I have a problem with a set of side skirts I bought from a German seller.
    He promised me to send them to Miami, USA from germany but he just didn't and they are now in Berlin in a friend's house.
    Problem is my friends told me there is not a courier that send them easily to Miami, USA even they just said they can't... just because they are quite long ? around 2.10 mts..
    They suggested to my friends to cut them to make them smaller, but I do not think is a good idea.

    For sure there are many experiences here with this kind of shipment, and appreciate suggestions and experiences or how to do this shipment
    Thanks
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    Try someone like FedEx or DHL. They should be able to ship to the US for you.
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    They tried them and they just said they are too long... and maybe cost a fortune.. and suggest to cut them; maybe they are just lazy (courier guys)
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    Try the company TNT?
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    id cut them in half and rejoin shouldnt be to hard
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    Am i missing something here. Courier companies ship millions of things in all shapes and sizes all over the world every day. I have personally shipped much much larger items than side skirts. Its weight and unduly large unweildy items that seem to affect shipping. I think you are either asking the wrong questions or someone is not quite understanding what you need to ship. I can ship a set of 4 alloys with wheels from one end of the country to the other for £40.
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    You must be right, problem I am not in germany and they are asking to the wrong courier.
    I will add a question for you, how much do you think could cost shipping of this side skirts from germany to USA? estimated please

    Also, I am traveling soon to europe and i am nuts thinking to bring them with me?, do u think is it possible ? (they are long but very light so I could pay for some extra cost, any comments?

    regards
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    Are they any different to
    Left strip 8K0854931 A GRU
    Right strip 8K0854932 A GRU
    that your local dealer can supply?
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    Again, i bought them one month ago, not dealer, ebay seller that did not want to send them to USA instead just Berlin, so it they are stuck there.... I am in miami otherwise I will figure out how to do it...
    Also, I am traveling soon to europe and i am nuts thinking to bring them with me?, do u think is it possible ? (they are long but very light so I could pay for some extra cost, any comments?
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    Put them in a ski bag and they will travel as sporting goods in the hold :)
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    Finally I have the long side skirts at home.
    Now questions are about how to install them? I mean, there is a good glue to use to get a proper fixement or must use screws and where is the best place to drill?
    appreciate answers
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    you need a pu adhesive e.g tigerseal
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    [Nov 19, 2013]
    I have a 2010 P+ A4 Avant and am looking to purchase side blades, but have been unable to find a vendor or part # for them. I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction. TIA!
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