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    Default Shipping big stuff

    I know this has probably been asked, but I searched and didn't find anything. What do you guys all use to ship large items without taking a huge hit on price?

    Im trading a guy a springer for a springer but we aren't close and I'm recovering from a surgery and he can't drive out here due to legal reasons and I'd like to do the whole ordeal without practically buying another front end. I know freight is most likely the best option but have any of you had good experiences with anything else? Bestow some old timer wisdom on me

    What are you recommendations for large items?

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    For large items I use the greyhound, though for small stuff they suck and way overcharge for some reason. Shipped my frame out to get worked on last month and I only payed $120 each way. Was roughly 1100 miles one way.

    Side note, that's in Canadian funds so would probly be even cheaper in American dollars
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    if it comes under 70lbs, USPS is the best deal..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhahoodVato View Post
    if it comes under 70lbs, USPS is the best deal..
    ^^^^ Yep I agree......^^^^^^^^^ but at least Check with FedEx sometimes they are cheaper...... UPS is always the highest......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    ^^^^ Yep I agree......^^^^^^^^^ but at least Check with FedEx sometimes they are cheaper...... UPS is always the highest......
    Really? Even over like Fastenal or other freight shipping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny74 View Post
    Really? Even over like Fastenal or other freight shipping?
    If you notice I didn't include them in my post, that's because I don't use them........ I only gave advice on what I know not what I think........ If you want to check with them have at it...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    If you notice I didn't include them in my post, that's because I don't use them........ I only gave advice on what I know not what I think........ If you want to check with them have at it...........
    Gotcha, I'll check em out for myself. Thanks to you and Buddha

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    Fastenal is good for motors and such but I think for a springer you could do it cheaper. A motor is $100+ (I believe)

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    Larger freight over 70lb use FedEx over usps, it generally is much cheaper in my experience. I do over 50k a year on eBay and definitely have to be smart with my shipping or I'd lose my ass. Although usps is cheaper on under 70lb, your box dimensions have to meet certain criteria as well in order to get a decent price, both companies have shipping rates you can plug all your info into and compare. If your going even bigger at some point(think pallet tied and big shit)I recommend freightquote.com. My .02
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    I use Fastenal, they in my experience are cheaper and faster than grey hound, I shipped 2 frames form Portland,or to new York and it was like $115.00 and there in a hurry.

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