Shipping live stock

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  1. DeanT

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    Hi All
    Thought I would Find out how this done I am Stuck with some stock I want , but I am in Cape town and the stock is elsewhere

    Can anyone point me in the right direction as to how to send stock from one province to another and the costs

    Thanks to all who participate
     
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    Place one stock item in a bag, double bag it, if a fish get a lfs to use oxygen, most won't charge
    Then wrap bag in damp newspaper, helps keep fish non stressed, place bags in a polystyrene box, fill with newspaper, seal box, and use airport cargo shipping
    Some couriers will help ship to
     
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    Thanks for the info
    Is there a lfs that will ship from jhb to cpt ?
     
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    Bryan from Jungle might
     
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    Bryan does indeed - i got some fish from him last week
     
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    Thanks for the info
    Can I ask what they charge ?
    also where do you collect the box from ?
     
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    I had my couriers ship it dawn delivery to my door by 0715am - costs a small fortune but the fish was only in transit for 15 hours. Best is to arrange with a shop to drop it off at the airport for you and then you collect it again at either SAA Cargo (eish good luck) or ExpressAir at the cargo side of the airport.

    In the past I have shipped stuff from Jungle, Idol, Wild on Pets, Pet Stop and I think Northlands.
     
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    Bryan wont ship it for you, he will help you bag the stock, I know because I had to ship some stock. He might ship to other suppliers, but wont do it for the guy on the street.
     
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    Express air changed to bidair
     
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    Of course! Forgot about that
     
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    can you tell me which courier and what they charged
    thanks
     
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    CourierIT - I'm not exactly sure how much as we run an account with them but in the past for a box that size it was about R400 for a 7am delivery.
     
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