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Cheapest way to ship big box of rust ?

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Post by kb » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:54 am

Sending a big box rust to ALB and which is cheapest to use , haven’t sent anythign big in the longest ... Fed ex ? UPS? Or USPS ?


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Re: Cheapest way to ship big box of rust ?

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Post by GoldenWest » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:01 am

I ship a lot of larger items and shipping on those has definately gone up.

Best bet is to just pack it up, measue dimensions, and get a weight
(hold package on bathroom scale if you have to)

Then just go online to USPS, Fedex & UPS and use their shipping
estimators to get an idea which is best.

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Re: Cheapest way to ship big box of rust ?

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Post by pinnacle-project » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:38 am

Even small businesses get much better rates than individuals. If you have a friend that can ship it on his/her employer's account, that will probably be a much better deal.
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Re: Cheapest way to ship big box of rust ?

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Post by oldindiapaleale » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:38 pm

Here's an example:
30 offgrade 12 ounce dumpers in an oversize box (more than a cubic foot) weighing 6 pounds from Buffalo to New Mexico should cost $22.43 using USPS Retail Ground. Forget about priority, that costs $40.15

More cans in a bigger box and more weight will cost more money. UPS and Fedex will cost more. I didn't look it up but they nail you on shipping to a residential address.

Shipping prices are really getting steep on mailing rust long distance -Postmaster Billy.

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Re: Cheapest way to ship big box of rust ?

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Post by kb » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:51 pm

Thanks .. just took big box to local UPS site , they said $40 i said can you compare to PO or Fed Ex .. he said PO was $60 and couldn’t compare to Fed Ex , so I just said ok - Send it


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Re: Cheapest way to ship big box of rust ?

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Post by Beverlx » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:21 pm

I've heard that items purchased through eBay get a substantial discount on shipping rates.

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Re: Cheapest way to ship big box of rust ?

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Post by josh » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:25 pm

Crush them and put the bits in a flat box and send book rate.
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Re: Cheapest way to ship big box of rust ?

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Post by pinnacle-project » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:26 pm

Beverlx wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:21 pm
I've heard that items purchased through eBay get a substantial discount on shipping rates.

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True. Not only is the postage cheaper when I print the labels on ebay, I can put the box out on my front porch and the mail carrier will pick it up when he delivers my mail. I just need to make sure I put a request in before 2:00 AM.
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Re: Cheapest way to ship big box of rust ?

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Post by kb » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:12 am

josh wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:25 pm
Crush them and put the bits in a flat box and send book rate.
they may arrive in that shape- always get a chuckle from you
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Re: Cheapest way to ship big box of rust ?

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Post by oldindiapaleale » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:28 pm

Beverlx wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:21 pm
I've heard that items purchased through eBay get a substantial discount on shipping rates.

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It's not really an ebay discount, it is that some, not all, ebay sellers qualify for the USPS commercial shipping rates. The discount rates are only on priority mail and first class packages. This includes both domestic and international shipping. Nobody gets a discount on media mail or parcel post (retail ground). The discounts are usually 10 to 20 percent, sometimes higher depending on zones and weight.

Here are the latest rate tables:
https://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/Notice123.htm#3066433

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