Well i bid and bought two pieces of aluminum extrusion on ebay from a fairly large outlet. The auction said to use the UPS calculate cost page to get approximate shipping charges.
Typically metal like this is shipped with just plastic wrapping or nothing, so i assume the weight was the shipping weight they said on the auction, about 14 pounds all together.
Its long narrow stuff.
2 extrusions, 1"x2" and 48" length
1 extrusion 1" by 1" and 68" length
It just seems like the shipping charges are an awful lot, what do you think?