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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Good way to ship parts around ?

The more work I do on my truck the more parts I am shipping around and the more frustrated I become.

How do you guys ship parts around ?

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Re: Good way to ship parts around ?

UPS or a USPS flat rate box....


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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Good way to ship parts around ?

I'm finding UPS to be very expensive. Like over $200 for a 75 pound part.

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Re: Good way to ship parts around ?

I just shipped rotors 65 lbs across the country for $30 UPS also you save alot using paypal to ship your packages on average ups is 5 - 10% cheaper if I print and pay through paypal I remember it was $20 cheaper to ship a set of aluminum heads using paypal to ship ups then to goto the ups store or even ups's website

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Re: Good way to ship parts around ?

Greyhound is also at times a viable shipping option for large items. I have used forward air before to ship a pallet of tires and wheels.
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Re: Good way to ship parts around ?

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I just shipped rotors 65 lbs across the country for $30 UPS
HOW DID YOU DO THAT ?

Do you have an account with them ? Discounts ?

Was it part of a purchase ?

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also you save alot using paypal to ship your packages on average ups is 5 - 10% cheaper if I print and pay through paypal I remember it was $20 cheaper to ship a set of aluminum heads using paypal to ship ups then to goto the ups store or even ups's website
How do you do this if you aren't doing a paypal transaction ?

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Re: Good way to ship parts around ?

Just cost me $39 to ship a set of 8 fuel injectors from MA to AZ through UPS. Exactly 25 lbs.

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FedEx freight. Don't go to the FedEx Kinko's....

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Greyhound is also at times a viable shipping option for large items. I have used forward air before to ship a pallet of tires and wheels.
I just tried this for the first time to send some oddly shaped exhaust pieces(an X-pipe for an OBS Lightning)that would've cost a fortune with UPS due to the size, but with Greyhound ended up about a full 1/3 off of the UPS price.

They didn't have much in the way of tracking for the pricing option we chose, but the buyer didn't seem to care.

We chose the "space available" method of shipping. If we would've tacked on another $25 we coulda got tracking for the entire trip.

I'll find out if it all works out in the next couple days. If it does, I think it'll end up being the method I choose for bigger/heavier packages.

UPS and Fedex are getting ridiculous.
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