The guy I'm buying from got that quote from FedEx. I said it seemed incredibly high and suggested he package them fairly lightly (some bubblewrap around the DiMarzio boxes they're in, stuffed inside a bubblewrap-lined envelope is perfectly sufficient, I reckon) and take that to USPS and get a quote.
He did and got told the same price.
Is the guy missing a trick here? It sounds ridiculously high. I've bought pickups from dudes in the US before and never had to pay more than $20 for shipping. Could someone point out the best service to use to ship to the UK?
$167 man he must be shipping them already installed in a guitar!! That's a rort. I paid $20 for two emgs shipped from us to Australia. I have also paid half of that to ship 3 maple tops and 3 neck blanks. That had some weight in it obviously. I would buy from someone else