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 Google.com, 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
Lastly, I used on Google.com 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
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
http://www.snowtraders.com (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:
$437.87 (includes $2.50 SHIPMENT VALUE PROTECTION, IN CASE OF LOSS OR DAMAGE)
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
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?
Clarification of Answer by
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.
Clarification of Answer by
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.