One of the most popular snowboarding brands out there is Burton. Like most of the big brands, they don’t allow US sites to ship their products internationally. For someone who is looking to get it at the best price, the big online stores in the US are almost always much cheaper than over here.
There are a few big online sites that have really good deals, while there are tons here are a few of the big ones:
When you know what brands and models you are after, go through and check out all of those sites, sometimes one of the sites can be $50-100 cheaper on the same model board.
If you time it right, you can get awesome gear at big discounts when they have their big specials, and still end up saving lots after getting it shipped here.
The majority of big brands won’t ship to Australia or New Zealand directly, but there are ways around it.
How do I get restricted brands sent to me?
The basic method is to buy the gear you want, have it sent somewhere in the US and then have it forwarded to your address.
The easiest way is to make and account with MyUS, and they give you your own personal address in the US. Then, just buy whatever you wanted to buy, have it shipped to your unique MyUS address, when they get it they forward it to your real address.
Most of the big sites don’t charge any shipping if you spend more than $50, so that means that in most cases you can get your stuff sent to MyUS for free, and then just pay the shipping to get it from them to you.
If you buy a few different things from a few sites (which is the best way to save the most), you can just get it all consolidated in to one package at MyUS, so you just end up with one big box being send to you with all of your orders in it.
What are the main restricted brands?
- B by Burton
- Bent Metal
- Full Tilt
- Jones Snowboards
- Never Summer
- Plan B skateboards
- POC Helmets and Armor
- Santa Cruz Bikes
- Special Blend
- The North Face
Which is pretty much all of the good brands.
The easiest way is to use this search page to find gear on sale, then check the retailers to see if they are able to ship it directly to you.
I haven’t used it myself, but Australia Post now have a mail forwarding option, which could be a good wo