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Old 08-31-2017, 08:09 AM
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75lbs worth of car parts.

reman place has $150 of my wine money in core.
they are in CO i am in VA

post office was $100 to ship
ups store was $85


i Still have them in the back of my wagon.
Any THT tricks or suggestions?
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That's about as good as you are going to see unless you are volume shipper. Talk to the car place and see if they can do a return label from their end, but you pay for it. They may have a much better negotiated rate than you do. Only other thing I can think of is to price it breaking it up into individual pieces, as 70 lbs is typically the over weight threshold.
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If you are not in a rush maybe Uship?

I sold some Jeep doors to a guy in NC. He found a guy that was coming through richmond pulling a car and various crap in his pickup. He stopped and put the doors in his bed, kept on going. They got there safely.

You'd have to find just the right guy going to CO though.

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I've also shipped Jeep half doors via Greyhound. Cheap, but the recipient has to go to the bus station to pick up. Don't think that would work in this case. (My doors got damaged too.)
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Originally Posted by GWcpa View Post
I've also shipped Jeep half doors via Greyhound. Cheap, but the recipient has to go to the bus station to pick up. Don't think that would work in this case. (My doors got damaged too.)
LOL Greyhound online quote was twice as much
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FedEx homes delivery
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PM KingRanch. I think he is with Estes freight, you should check out LTL freight probably 45 bucks.
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try these guys.
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2 day flat ship.
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Look into Amtrak...people are shipping palletized freight on the us gov subsided fed rail...talk about fleecing of taxpayers hahaha..

Big stickler I hear is "the freight" (not baggage, it's freight) needs physical presence of personal representatives/agents on loading and receiving ends...
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A THT relay would be cool.
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yeah it would be cool

a lot of effort for $150. gonna eat and drink more than that in the next three days...

Heck my gas bill for the boat will be double that for a full weekend


thanks for the ideas....
they are door stops at work for now
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Put on pallet take to fastenal store they ship
If company picks up go greyhound
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This. Print your label online
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
That's about as good as you are going to see unless you are volume shipper. Talk to the car place and see if they can do a return label from their end, but you pay for it. They may have a much better negotiated rate than you do. Only other thing I can think of is to price it breaking it up into individual pieces, as 70 lbs is typically the over weight threshold.
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