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Q: Snowboard shipping from U.S.A. to Kazakhstan ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   5 Comments )
Subject: Snowboard shipping from U.S.A. to Kazakhstan
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: divinatio-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 16 Sep 2005 03:33 PDT
Expires: 16 Oct 2005 03:33 PDT
Question ID: 568652

  I would like to purchase one Capita Unorthodox Snowboard
( I need
it to be delivered to Kazakhstan. I have been looking for options with
the UPS and FedEx, but they do not ship such a big cargo. The shop
itself also do not organize shipping to Kazakhstan.
  Could you please help me to find a cargo company that can deliver it?

Alexander Shapovalov.
Subject: Re: Snowboard shipping from U.S.A. to Kazakhstan
Answered By: aliciadenney-ga on 19 Sep 2005 09:20 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars

I would first like to thank you for choosing Google Answers to find an
answer to your interesting inquiry--as I'm sure you know, there is
little possibility that we have ever been asked to find a way of
shipping a snowboard to Kazakhstan! :)

I initiated my search on, where I used the search terms:
"We ship anywhere," which was only able to procure proprietary Web
sites which are only capable of shipping their own sale items.
I then contacted the Washington, DC Kazakhstan Ian Embassy, where no
one answered....
Lastly, I used on the terms:
"International" + "shipping"

Here, I came across DHL, which as I know personally their ability to
creatively ship items to almost anywhere in the world, and they ARE
able to help you with your Unorthodox snowboard

For you to ship your snowboard to Kazakhstan (from Eugene, OR, the
company's locale):

1. You must have the original commercial invoice (FOUR copies, which
you MUST stipulate to the seller, for Customs use) and an "Export
Declaration," all of which can be printed off at

2. The standard transit time for shipping 4 business days (barring any
unforeseen delays in Customs in Kazakhstan).

3.  Based on the information provided to me by (from whom you are purchasing this snow
board), the board's dimensions are 63 inches by 15 inches by 4 inches,
and it weighs less than 10 lbs.

DHL has dimensionalized the board to 23 lbs (based on its 3
dimensionality, as it is not a document).
The TOTAL cost to deliver is:


I then attempted to contact once more their other competitors, as you
already have, to no avail.  Indeed, they do not ship to your desired

I truly hope that this information has served your intentions
perfectly, as your request was to simply locate a company which was
able to ship the board to Kazakhstan.

If for any reason I have not answered anything completely as
stipulated in the original question, please request clarification!!

Otherwise, Happy Boarding, Dude (or Dude-ette)!!

Thank You for Choosing Google Answers!

Request for Answer Clarification by divinatio-ga on 22 Sep 2005 11:35 PDT

Thanks a lot for answering this question! I would like to find some
company that could deliver it for less, really, delivery cost around
$500 it's too much. I  think shippment can be done throigh other
company, may be will require more time, but will cost less. Could you
please try to find out possible solution?

Thanks, Alex.

Clarification of Answer by aliciadenney-ga on 22 Sep 2005 12:26 PDT
Hey there!  Please see my comments, as I did not want to actually list
those as answer clarifications.  I have contacted five moving
companies that purport that they are willing to ship anything, even as
small as a suitcase....meaning, they should ship a snowbaord, too!

I have been told that I will hear back within 3 days.

Please hang in there!
In the future, should you have a preset minimum or maximum in mind,
please be kind to stipulate that in the original question.

More to Come!
Thank you for choosing Google Answers.

Request for Answer Clarification by divinatio-ga on 23 Sep 2005 00:21 PDT

Thanks a lot for being working on my question! I understand you when
you saying - please specify more details when asking first time. But I
have seen many times on -ga a continuation of the work after the
question was answered first time. So I hope it's OK if we will work
little bit more on this question. Again, thank you very much!

Here we go with additional information for shipping:

Shipping City          Almaty
Zip/Postal Code          050000
Shipping Country  Kazakhstan

Appreciate you help,

Clarification of Answer by aliciadenney-ga on 03 Oct 2005 07:50 PDT
Every international moving company contacted has informed me that they
would not be able to ship an item as "small" (and I know a snowboard
isn't exactly small!) as a snowboard!!  I have contacted companies
that purport their ability to ship something as singular as a
briefcase, so why not a snowboard?

The only company able to do this is DHL.  Your only other option is to
ship your board as cargo on a flight that ultimately gets there, but
you would have to hire a facilitator at LAX (the closest, biggest
internat'l airport that would likely have flights there) to receive
your board from the shippers (I'm sure anyone would do it
continentally) and move it from that point to the cargo shipment area
of the airport.

I sincerely apologize for not being able to procure the answer you
sought.  I, too, believe spending hundreds of dollars to ship anything
is just ludicrous.  However, when compared to the quotes given to me
by moving companies, it became evident that DHL's cost is merely

If you would like to find someone to facilitate getting your board to
a cargo plane of an airline, try going on:
and posting your needs in their jobs section.

Request for Answer Clarification by divinatio-ga on 04 Oct 2005 03:35 PDT
Hello! Any new information? Still can't find anything myself.
divinatio-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
I have sent a board using my company FedEx account. Paid $127.

Subject: Re: Snowboard shipping from U.S.A. to Kazakhstan
From: aliciadenney-ga on 22 Sep 2005 12:06 PDT
Hey Alex!
I am working on this right now, and it would be really beneficial to
have a city or area code or postal code for the destination.  The
people with whom I am speaking seem to never have done this before,
but they are willing!

Please let me know as soon as possible!  
Subject: Re: Snowboard shipping from U.S.A. to Kazakhstan
From: aliciadenney-ga on 22 Sep 2005 12:15 PDT
Oh, my goodness, sweetie!  I am calling places that are even called
"Anything, Anywhere," and they say that the only place that will do it
is DHL....I am continuing to try, and try and try...I just wanted to
give you an update!!!!

Subject: Re: Snowboard shipping from U.S.A. to Kazakhstan
From: aliciadenney-ga on 23 Sep 2005 05:28 PDT
Heck yes, I am willing to work on this a bit more, considering the
price that we have been quoted.
Thanks for your patience.
Subject: Re: Snowboard shipping from U.S.A. to Kazakhstan
From: myoarin-ga on 04 Oct 2005 04:31 PDT
Alex and Alicia,
I think an orthodox solution is going to be difficult, or cost more
than board does, as already seen.
Alex, it seems like you might have contact to people in the tourist
industry or others who get around.  US dollars go a long way in
Central Asia.  Any chance that someone could arrange to have someone
bring the board as baggage from USA?  Even someone in the government? 
You can fly with skis as baggage, so with a snow board too.
Just a suggestion to open up the field of thought.  Pity the board is
so long; a couple of inches shorter and maybe US parcel post could
have handled it.
Anybody have a saw and know a good carpenter in Almaty?
Subject: Re: Snowboard shipping from U.S.A. to Kazakhstan
From: lrr-ga on 26 Mar 2006 23:24 PST
I have shipped to orphanages in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan for the past
4 years and I have found the best way (and only way in some areas) is
the US Postal Service.  Do not use the Ground Service (takes about 2
months)- use the regular Air Service (it's the middle level service
when they show you the rates and services at the Post Office) - I have
found it takes about the same time as the most expensive Air service. 
It usually takes from 10 to 14 days.  The USPS webpage can give you
rates and advise weight and dimension restrictions.  You have to fill
out a Customs Declaration you can get a the post office.

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