I've complained in the past about how shipping from Germany to the US using DHL is expensive (2kg cost around 50 Euros), slow (2 to 3 weeks) and the package always looks like it took a detour through hell. Shipping from the UK is fairly reasonable especially through the Royal Mail and not too slow (~ 2 weeks) and usually arrives in good condition. Germany and Slovenia seems to be the most expensive and the slowest. But Hungary and Romania is fast and cheap. China is always cheap but takes about 2 to 3 weeks. Hong Kong is cheap but, 1 month minimum. My parents didn't know what to get me this year and like always I tell them "you can't go wrong with car parts or tools"! So they gave me some money to buy what I wanted instead. I held off a bit on some stuff thinking if I ordered them now, then would be here about a week before Christmas. Boy was I wrong! I went with Burton 2CV out of the Netherlands. Mainly because they offer quite a bit of improved versions of parts they had specially designed like silicone dump tubes instead of those shitty cardboard pipes that divert hot air from the heat exchangers to the wheel wells. My 1500 PSI pressure washer killed them when I degreased the engine compartment! I know I should have removed them, wasn't thinking ahead on that one. I ordered this stuff on November 28th Sunday night (which would have been before Monday morning over there) and it arrived Wednesday the 30th! How is that possible? I ordered some 2CV stuff from a guy here in the US and it took about a week to arrive! I think Burton used UPS. Shipping was reasonable. I couldn't find the weight on the invoice but shipping was only 53 Euros and I think the package weighs about 40 lbs. The only thing is I don't think my package tray is in this box unless it's folded or is in two pieces. I didn't have time to open the box last night after working 12 hours, was too tired. It maybe in a different package that is still on the delivery truck or at the depot. Last year my wife ordered me some Trabant parts for Christmas and it seemed to arrive in about a week and a half. I figured around this time with the extra packages, it would have taken longer. Maybe due to Christmas these shipping companies are working extra hours and using allot of temp workers. Last year this Ryder box van pulled up behind my house which looked suspicious so I came out and asked, "Who are you?" He said FedEx. So I asked him why he was in rental van and he said they were renting moving vans during Christmas and using temporary seasonal workers to handle the excess packages.