I was checking the most secure ways to send a reel from my country(Hungary) to the US (if there is interested somebody from your side of the pond...), Those were UPS, DHL, and the last method - what I was using-, the EMS - an express courier service by the Hun.post.(not on horseback...)
UPS and DHL are even more. You can check on their website. The "from" is Budapest.
EMS - costs are cheaper, around $50 to 0,5kg, and around $60 above 0,5kg.
There is an insurance, and a guaranteed delivery time.(which is max 5 days)
Actually there is a new home of my previously owned Bougle in Oregon, arrived today.
Of course I could send anything in the cheapest method, using the "ordinary" post, but I would rather not.
(just to add: If someone is interested seriously, I am always open to offers....the worst thing what could happen, the reel stays with me..)
just wanted to chime in here and throw out my endorsement for Peter's wares...
i bought a 4" Bougle from him a few weeks ago and the reel arrived in Portland safe, triple packaged, padded, and sound. shipping was $50 from Hungary which might seem steep, but a brand new, unused Bougle and knowing a fisherman in Budapest all for $425? that's well worth the money.
(if you're lucky you might even get to see some shots of his shots from Bosnia and Slovenia. i had no idea how beautiful those countries were.)
thanks again, peter. you're welcome in my boat anytime, should you decide to give steelheading a go.
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