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Ok  Guys

 

A friend of mine is selling one of her Buddahs, she tell's me its  7 foot tall , 3 foof wide and 3 inch thick. made from teak.My guess it would be about 15 + kg. Now what she want to know is how much would it cost to send it to the states??

 

any information would be helpfull

 

Thanks

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Check that you are allowed, religous things and all that.

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That size made of teak I would expect to be quite a lot more than 15 kg

If it flies, floats or fucks - it will be cheaper to rent !
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As far as I know . You not allowed to post/ bring budda's out of Thailand.

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Check that you are allowed, religous things and all that.

 

 

As far as I know . You not allowed to post/ bring budda's out of Thailand.

 

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Yep

Check it out m8

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Ok  Guys

 

A friend of mine is selling one of her Buddahs, she tell's me its  7 foot tall , 3 foof wide and 3 inch thick. made from teak.My guess it would be about 15 + kg. Now what she want to know is how much would it cost to send it to the states??

 

any information would be helpfull

 

Thanks

 

Hi

 

Thailand Post / Service Rate :Think1:

 

Just to give you an idea, click the link below!

 

http://www.thailandpost.com/rate.php

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I'm not entirely sure, but I think that Teek wood is forbidden to import and trade with him with regard to the CITES international agreement on wildlife, which includes products from some materials, such as wood. Personally, I prefer this to verify with the customs authorities of your country, it would be you could very easily happen that the goods will be seized and still get in the best case just fine.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Thanks guy, iam passing the info on to her,

 

 

I found TNT to be cheaper than Thailand post.

 

TNT have an office on 2nd road, on the West side of the road, North of Mikes shopping mall, and before soi 7.

 

If she takes it in there, they can tell her how much.

 

TNT is also safer as it is door to door TNT - with internet tracking.

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7 ft x 3 ft x 3 inch (0.25 ft) = 5.25 cubic feet.

 

Teak weighs anywhere from 40 to 60 lbs per cubic foot.

 

5.25 x 40 = 210 lbs = 95.5 kg.

 

5.25 x 60 = 315 lbs = 143.2 kg.

 

A lot more than 15+ kg.

 

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Definitely check with Thai export rules and your county's import rules. 

Also check with your chosen carrier's rules.

 

And pay close attention to the terminology.  Such as 'artifacts', 'images', 'art objects', paintings, 'sculptures.

 

 

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Having been in the handicraft business for more than 20 years IMHO:

Looking at the quality of the carving especially the face (terrible quality) leads me to believe that its tourist tat and probably not worth shipping to the States unless it has sentimental value.

These things are everywhere in Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas and most of its crap

Incidentally the overall quality of Balinese carving is far higher than that of Thailand and I can never figure out why even though "Teak" wood is harder.

Dave.

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