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Old 07-25-2012, 11:05 AM
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Default Importing from Sweden?

I know from experience, that Sweden and Finland are a little rough and expensive to ship to the USA from.

Anyone had experience recently with shipping from Sweden? I'm looking at a bundle of trouble over there, but worry I will spend WAY too much on shipping.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:09 AM
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:11 AM
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I got offered a terrific deal, on a puppy I really like. The main question is, can I swing shipping? In addition to our new Beast-Mobile, we've had three dogs hospitalized this summer. My husband is going to go POSTAL when I bring this up. LMAO.

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:12 AM
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Ugh, I can only imagine. I was in Sweden a couple weeks ago, and with the exchange rates and everything a bottle of coke was $5-7. Although we were able to get flights to Denmark for $800, so I would think that a dog should cost lest than a person, right?
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:15 AM
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Ugh, I can only imagine. I was in Sweden a couple weeks ago, and with the exchange rates and everything a bottle of coke was $5-7. Although we were able to get flights to Denmark for $800, so I would think that a dog should cost lest than a person, right?
You would think so, but not usually the case.

What I've found with the countries that don't have direct flights into the USA, is that you pretty much pay twice. Frankfurt to USA? Maybe $800 for a puppy. Finland to USA? You go through Frankfurt, and pay $1600 or so depending on exchange rate.

I was hoping Sweden was not as bad as Finland, but I think it might be. Will check SAS I think they have a direct into LAX.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:22 AM
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:41 AM
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Ooh, didn't see you were going to the west coast. That's tough--very few European flights are direct from there, since most at least stop in DC/NY/etc on their way over.
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I know. There is also a possibility of her flying to JFK and then re-routing a couple of days later to LAX. But I'd rather just get it over with.
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Seattle/Seatac has direct flights to Sweden.

The last person I knew looking at importing a swedish dog found that it was cheaper to fly over and transport the dog back on the same flight. They were importing a small dog though.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:05 PM
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That is why I went to Finland to pick up Mauno. He was 10 months old, and quotes were 1800-2500 EURO to bring him over on Lufthansa. I flew out, went to an IPO camp, got to see his relatives, and took him for xrays. Fun trip, even if it was short.
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