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Shipping Parts

Postby Jim Reid » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:47 am

In case someone hasn't shipped any parts lately UPS in my thinking has gone out of sight with prices I called them gave the dimensions and weight $25 it was a distributor going to Stan in AL I placed it in a USPS flat rate box $12.65.


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Re: Shipping Parts

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:00 am

USPS seems to be the best deal right now for small packages. I guess it's because of the taxpayer subsidies. :D You can do even better most times if you use your own box and regular Priority Mail.
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Re: Shipping Parts

Postby Barnyard » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:02 am

And if you ship online with USPS that same item would have cost $8.10 through USPS using a regional box.
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Re: Shipping Parts

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:36 am

If you go on line with UPS and register you can ship quite a bit cheaper than going through their store.
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Re: Shipping Parts

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:44 pm

Did you call a UPS store or a depot? The UPS store is probably charging you for packing and shipping, but they are more expensive to begin with at the store than a depot, or even if you have them pick it up.

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Re: Shipping Parts

Postby redfin » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:16 pm

As Barnyard said , using USPS regional shipping box rates are a big money saver in some cases , depending on the package destination. In some cases its not attractive. Tie that with package pick up at your door and it is a pretty nice deal. For me UPS has gotten a bit pricey on smaller items. :D

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Re: Shipping Parts

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:19 pm

Package arrived today (shipped on Monday), delivered to my rural mailbox by carrier, priority mail, insured. Not bad for $12.65 shipping, even though the price of fuel is less than $2/gallon now. I'm a happy Cubber. :D

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Re: Shipping Parts

Postby johnny j » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:40 pm

Just shipped cub rear snow chains in large Flat rate box . 50 Lbs.7 oz to Colorado. Insured for $200.00 cost ($19.30 ).

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Re: Shipping Parts

Postby bob in CT » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:09 pm

For heavy items, i have found Fedex ground to be a much better price than UPS.

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