Are you wonder how to get your curio giraffe home as excess baggage?
So you have been having a great holiday in Cape Town , Durban or Johannesburg and shopped up a storm, and now you have excess baggage to ship home. No matter if your excess luggage is in the form of curios, sports equipment like bicycles or dive tanks & gear or surfboards, we will get it to your door on time. Contact us the experts in excess luggage air-freighting or couriering.
You could follow these steps for the curio excess luggage
We know that you just had to have that gorgeous wooden giraffe at the market. So you bought that giant wooden giraffe after bartering with the local dealer in Green-market square for half an hour , ignoring your families pleas not to be so harsh at negotiating. You are feeling like Donald Trump when he sells another building, after getting the dealer to agree to a price half the original asking price.
That is until you realize you have to carry that twelve foot sixty pound wooden giraffe down the street , and you have to angle and maneuver it into the lift so you don't chop off the head of the giraffe when the lift doors close.
Now you have to find scissors , tape and packaging material some where near your hotel. So you spend four hours wrapping , taping and padding the twelve foot giraffe in your room.
So now the time has arrived to travel home with your luggage bulging from all the shopping you have been doing plus you some how have to carry, drag the twelve foot giraffe now covered in a cardboard and packing tape like a badly wrapped Christmas present.
On the way to the airport you decide to get a taxi , so you are driving down the highway , of course half of the giraffe is sticking out the window , all the while the heavens are threatening to drench you.
At the airport you wrestle your two regulation size suitcase that are bulging at the seams, plus the twelve foot giraffe towards the shrink wrapper stand to get your suitcase wrapped like a sandwich expecting to out last a nuclear bomb. The guys at the stand critically eye your wrapped giraffe and with shaking heads they take your money for wrapping the giraffe in a tight layer for plastic wrap.
All good so far , you have made it this far with the giraffe in one piece. Then as you are loading your bulging overweight plastic wrapped suitcases on to the scale , the airline steward looks at you and asks dryly the standard questions. Like did you pack your bags? Is there any flammable items or any guns or knifes? Which you answer NO sternly too.
Then you slide the plastic wrapped , cardboard covered wooden giraffe on to the scale! The airline steward immediately looks up at you like Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry, and you swear there is a glint in her eyes, as she says : "Do you have a fumigation certificate for the wooden Giraffe?"
You cough , splutter and start to go bright red in the face as your anger builds up like steam engine.
Like a skilled bull fighter the airline steward then mentions a counter you can go to get the curio giraffe shipped at a later date after it has been fumigated, of course that is on the other side of the airport.
But as you have come so far, you decide to continue the battle. So you march off in search of the described counter. Then you find the counter but there is no one there , so you wait patiently. Eventually a person walks behind the counter , and asks if they can help you. Seeming not to notice the twelve foot giraffe next to you.
You explain the situation with the last bit of patience you have. He say sure no problem , now it will only cost you more than you paid for the whole curio but you want that giraffe in your lounge at home.
Now you run have to run for your flight as it has already started boarding.
Eventually three weeks later the giraffe arrives and the airport in your home town , so you go to collect it , but it has been chipped on the nose of course !
You battle it into your car and drive home while the rain pours down the giraffe and onto your car seats , creating a pond on your chair and you notice an oily black stain forming from some of the lacquer on the giraffe washing off. So after you get the giraffe installed in your lounge it the spot you had picked out, you then have to go and clean the car seat before it is damaged for ever.
Here is a tip that would have saved you time , money and gray hairs :
- Call us with measurements of curio giraffe
- We will give you quote
- You accept the quote
- We will send our courier messenger to carefully collect the curio giraffe from your hotel
- We will properly wrap ,fumigated and ship giraffe to your door.
Let us worry about the courier logistics of posting parcels around the world. We specialize in any form of logistics from road , air to local freight courier services.
We pride ourselves on getting the package to the destination on time. Fill in the details here so we can send you a speedy quote.