I'm not sure if anyone could (or would be prepared to) help, but here goes.
I bought a metal OMI dobro on ebay a couple of weeks ago - I knocked them down on the price after it received no bids (it was advertised as an electric acoustic!). Anyway, my sister (who has lots of USA friends) suggested someone in Ramona CA who could post it on for me. This evening, his wife has thrown her toys out of the pram (why I don't know), and said it would cost $550 to post to UK (its the size apparently???), which is way too much IMO! I am unable to negotiate with her about it!
Anyway, is there someone on this forum that they could send it to, and I could then pay you to repack it correctly and then to send it to me in UK - paypal / money order / whatever. I could pay you in advance a ball park figure if it helps!
If anyone thinks they could help, PM me please. I know its an odd request, but I'm stuck right now!