Rant, complaint or just the facts?
Just got the FedEx Home Delivery bills on 2 bikes I shipped from Montana to Arizona. Both aluminum and with the packaging weight came in at 25 pounds each.
I almost chocked when I opened the billing. $236 to ship 2 bikes! 30% more than the shipping quote when they were sent. The both bikes might be worth $500 on a good day.
Both FedEx and UPS have spent the great recession raising rates by as much as 40% but this is getting to the point where it only makes sense to ship an expensive bike. I think this all but kills selling a low end bike on scambay. The freight is going to be more than the bike is worth.
I have always been able to ship bikes via FedEx for $60 - $85 in the past.