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hey, i need to ship out a full front bumper that i recently sold, but the place in my town that ships out via UPS,FedEx, and DHL said the package is too big so they cant do it...They said to try a company like Roadway or somtin but they gave me an estimate of $271 which is too much....i see ppl on ebay putting shipping costs of bumpers for like $100-150 so there has to be another cheaper and effective way of shippin it....anyone know??

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Try Greyhound (yes the bus line) we whip LARGE RC airplanes crated with them all the time. Roughly $100 with insurance.

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Captain Ducman said:
Try Greyhound (yes the bus line) we whip LARGE RC airplanes crated with them all the time. Roughly $100 with insurance.

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how do i go about gettin an estimate for them? i dont see nethin about shipping on their website..?
 

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Just have dimensions/weight of your crate and go to the bus depot they'll give you a quote.

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Just have dimensions/weight of your crate and go to the bus depot they'll give you a quote.

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ooo ok ..i found a phone # for the newark location near me but they had me on hold for like 5 minutes so i jus hung up...ill try back later.......with this..its gunna take it to the nearest greyhound location for where im shipping it to and then the buyer will have to pick it up from that location im presuming? it wont be shipped directly to the buyers home..right?

anyone know ne other options i can try out? thanks
 

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with this..its gunna take it to the nearest greyhound location for where im shipping it to and then the buyer will have to pick it up from that location im presuming?
That is correct, word to the wise....have the person picking it up to inspect it THERE - AT THE BUS DEPOT - any claim must begin at that point, if they take it home then discover damage...well you can imagine the headaches.


it wont be shipped directly to the buyers home..right?
Nope, Greyhound wont deliver :)

Hope this helps. You also may try taking it directly to UPS or FedEx or ABX location, rather than a shipping store, they may be able to help you. But unless you have a friend in the biz to hook you up with a discount, they will charge you thru the nose.

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deyainrdy4ds said:
hey, i need to ship out a full front bumper that i recently sold, but the place in my town that ships out via UPS,FedEx, and DHL said the package is too big so they cant do it...They said to try a company like Roadway or somtin but they gave me an estimate of $271 which is too much....i see ppl on ebay putting shipping costs of bumpers for like $100-150 so there has to be another cheaper and effective way of shippin it....anyone know??

thanks
I researched this last week :cool: This is the cheapest way even with 1K insurance

USPS - Global Delivery Services

USPS - Send a Package Globally


USPS Global Express Mail (EMS)
Dimensions: Max.length 60", max. length plus girth 108"


or

AirMail Parcel Post
Dimensions: Max.length 60", max. length plus girth 108"

or

Economy (Surface) Parcel Post
Dimensions: Max.length 60", max. length plus girth 108"
 

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I researched this last week :cool: This is the cheapest way even with 1K insurance

USPS - Global Delivery Services

USPS - Send a Package Globally


USPS Global Express Mail (EMS)
Dimensions: Max.length 60", max. length plus girth 108"


or

AirMail Parcel Post
Dimensions: Max.length 60", max. length plus girth 108"

or

Economy (Surface) Parcel Post
Dimensions: Max.length 60", max. length plus girth 108"

hey thanks....its too big for USPS tho...its like 72x24x24
 

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try myyellow.com.
 

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deyainrdy4ds said:
hey, i need to ship out a full front bumper that i recently sold, but the place in my town that ships out via UPS,FedEx, and DHL said the package is too big so they cant do it...They said to try a company like Roadway or somtin but they gave me an estimate of $271 which is too much....i see ppl on ebay putting shipping costs of bumpers for like $100-150 so there has to be another cheaper and effective way of shippin it....anyone know??

thanks
Another option is AMTRAK (railroad), if there is one near you and one near to the person who has to pick it up. I shipped a front bumper via them many years ago.
 
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