I had my car in for a service today and had the day off work. My mum took me to run some errands.
We went to Pack and Send to get a firm quote on shipping some belongings to the UK and to collect the boxes to pack stuff in. We've got 4 packing box sized boxes and 8 half that size. Together they make up one cubic metre. I was pleasantly surprised at the price quoted of $328 which is based on 200 kilos. We wouldn't have that much!
There will also be charges at the receiving end (Liverpool) and for a courier to take the boxes to a friends' place. We'll have an idea of those costs over the next week but it's less than we expected.