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Shipping Batteries to South Africa

Fox-2Fox-2 Club Members Posts: 1

Can someone please explain why it is impossible get batteries shipped by plane to South Africa. In the past i could buy Batteries from the International Warehouse. Then there was restrictions placed , and i could manage to get some from the Europe warehouse. This avenue of supply is also cut off to us. How do people in other countries which depend on shipments by airplane receive their batteries and we cant no longer. Some local hobby shops here in SA is selling the same brand of batteries for about 300% -400% markup.


  • Richard GroomeRichard Groome Club Members Posts: 1

    i would also like this answered

  • WTWUKWTWUK CornwallClub Members Posts: 13,360 ✭✭✭

    A lot of postal (potentially all those signed up to the UPU) and other delivery operators ban them from shipments by air. Simple as that.
    The likes of FedEx and DHL will ship them, but only if properly packaged in accordance with IATA regulations and it is e x p e n s i v e....

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