Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1
    Traffic shark
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    California
    My Bikes
    2 fixies, 1 road, 29er in the works.
    Posts
    4,612
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    100 dollars to ship a bike?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=7298

    Is this true, it cost this much to ship a bike, or is this person simply adding value to the bike to ensure they get a good price?
    Regards,
    William
    For the SD Crowd

    sdbikecommuter.com

    View from the handle bars:
    sdcyclist.blogspot.com

  2. #2
    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Holladay, Utah.
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz Superlight w/ Roholoff 500 & Bob IBEX
    Posts
    4,257
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It will go double oversize if shipped UPS gound. From AZ to CA should cost ~$15 (Check the 70 pound rate at UPS.com for exact figure). Another $15 for a bike shop to pack it

  3. #3
    hehe...He said "member" ChipRGW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Fort Lauderdale, FLA
    Posts
    630
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Shipping is 100.00 local only??

    Seems like the guy is just looking to get 100 bux for the thing. Guess he's got it up to 101.25 now.
    Sometimes you just let the rabbits run, but sometimes you gotta let the dogs run.

  4. #4
    Traffic shark
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    California
    My Bikes
    2 fixies, 1 road, 29er in the works.
    Posts
    4,612
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So, 30 bucks roughly, add in 20 bucks for the trouble of going to the shop, and UPS places.. that'd be 50.

    Hmm... Well, I guess I shouldn't comment. If I'm not willing to pay the price, I should shut up. It's not like I don't have a choice. If I wanted it that bad, I guess I'd pay.

    Of course, I could DRIVE to AZ, or rather, fly there and ride back!!!!
    Regards,
    William
    For the SD Crowd

    sdbikecommuter.com

    View from the handle bars:
    sdcyclist.blogspot.com

  5. #5
    OTB is imminent travis200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Campbell,CA
    My Bikes
    '06 Trek 5.2, '06 Lemond Poprad, '06 Bianchi San Jose
    Posts
    943
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Local shipping so I guess he wants to recoupe some of the outrageous gas prices he has been paying and deliver that great bike to you personally. Plus he is also charging 8.1% tax wonder if the shipping is also taxed? Anyway what a waste!
    Current Bikes
    Road Bike '06 Trek 5.2
    Cyclocross '06 Lemond Poprad

  6. #6
    Senior Member RacerX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Left Coast
    Posts
    1,717
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No, if you take an oversize box to UPS or the USPS it will cost $100 to ship it. It isn't just weight but the dimensions of the box. Just under that size and it will only cost in the $25 range to ship.
    He isn't ripping anyone off, the post office is. He can get a slightly smaller box to get the reasonable charge.

  7. #7
    A Lost Member aluckyfiji's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Aiken, SC
    My Bikes
    '03 Felt 35R, ~'88 Basso fixie
    Posts
    359
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    it cost me 50 to send from alabama to washington a bike (UPS), and i had to take both wheels off and the handle bars to get in box small enought not to be charged for oversized shipping
    for bikes it all comes down to the size of the box (for most bikes)
    "Please don't be mad. I know we were supposed to bequeath to the next generation a world better than the one we were handed. So, sorry."
    -Jon Stewart at W&M Commencement

  8. #8
    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Holladay, Utah.
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz Superlight w/ Roholoff 500 & Bob IBEX
    Posts
    4,257
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    95% of bike boxes will ship at the "double oversize" rate, that is, 70lbs or real weight, whatever is higher. UPS counter cost is $24.65, however, most independnt shipping centers can ship for much less then that. Just dont goto a national chain, you may pay double!

  9. #9
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Guess the guy's trying to cover Ebay & Paypal charges.......bad move...
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  10. #10
    Victim of Circumstance mightypudge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    337
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just shipped a road bike yesterday in a Cannondale box, and on the outside of the box it clearly states that the box is NOT oversized based on UPS requirements. It cost me $54 to ship the bike to Texas from Pennsylvania.
    Andrew

    "The Scalpel climbs like a monkey on crack." - BAC5.2

    '03 Cannondale Scalpel 800
    '05 Giant Cypress SX

  11. #11
    Traffic shark
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    California
    My Bikes
    2 fixies, 1 road, 29er in the works.
    Posts
    4,612
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    360 miles, time two (round trip), divided by 15 (high estimate on MPG), times 2.05 (regular gass lately) = 98 dollars and 44 cents. So, if I drove, I'd save a buck or so.

    If I drove my wife's car.. 360 miles, time two divided by 32, times 2.25 (durn special gass) 50.625.. So that'd save me. Hmm.

    "Honey, can I borrow the car to drive 700 plus miles to pick up yet another bike?"

    "No honey, I haven't finished the MTB, and I still have a problem with the hub on the fixed gear."

    "No honey, I haven't finished the trim on the house yet.."

    " 'bout 50 dollars, not including gass"

    "Uh, no honey, I don't want my XXXX cut off.."


    Well, guess that shoots that idea down..
    Regards,
    William
    For the SD Crowd

    sdbikecommuter.com

    View from the handle bars:
    sdcyclist.blogspot.com

  12. #12
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by William Karsten
    .....Well, guess that shoots that idea down......
    WAIT! I just emailed the guy asking him what's with the shipping charge.....

    George!
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  13. #13
    Traffic shark
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    California
    My Bikes
    2 fixies, 1 road, 29er in the works.
    Posts
    4,612
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by The Fixer
    WAIT! I just emailed the guy asking him what's with the shipping charge.....

    George!
    Shoot, I could have done that.

    Why didn't I?
    Regards,
    William
    For the SD Crowd

    sdbikecommuter.com

    View from the handle bars:
    sdcyclist.blogspot.com

  14. #14
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here's the Ebayer's response to my shipping inquiry:

    'I got the price from the local bike shop, I know it is
    high but that is what they charge, of corse I can get
    the box out of the trash behind their shop and ship it
    for less, but he saiid this price with a straight
    face.....Yes I know I just looked at him'

    Well, looks like he's having the bike shop do the packing and shipping. This fact should have been disclosed in his description, at least. Anyway, I'm not sure if I like this idea or not.

    George!
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  15. #15
    Senior Member mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Snowy midwest
    Posts
    5,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    About $40 to $65 from the center of the USA to the coasts.
    Mike

  16. #16
    60mph in the 42 ring! Dave Stohler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Niagara Frontier, NY
    Posts
    546
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This guy doesn't know how to box a bike. He doesn't know how to sell it, either. In fact, it really isn't a very good bike to begin with....
    Cycling Addict
    **************
    (techinical questions gladly answered via AIM)

  17. #17
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I paid about $45 to have a mtn bike shipped from WA to FL, that's about as far accross as you can get. It was a heavy mtn bike too! Oh, I only use FedEx Ground. Usually Cheaper, seldom a problem with damage, and no argument if there is.

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  18. #18
    Short bus rider H. Star's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    424
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I won an ebay bid and the seller wanted $200 to ship from Washington to FL. It was an obvious case of the seller trying to make some money.

  19. #19
    Senior Member Stubacca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Oztraylya
    My Bikes
    '03 Fuji Roubaix Pro; '03 KleinGi Attitude; '06 Soma Rush; '04 Surly Cross-Check; '06 Soma Rush; '07 Scott CR1 / Chorus
    Posts
    2,677
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by H. Star
    I won an ebay bid and the seller wanted $200 to ship from Washington to FL. It was an obvious case of the seller trying to make some money.
    Precisely why I always make sure I have a quoted shipping charge before I bid on anything on ebay...

    This one looks like one of those bikes where the shipping charge will seriously hurt his final price - don't most of us look at total cost when buying online?? The dude should've shopped around if he thought the price was high at the bike shop.

  20. #20
    Traffic shark
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    California
    My Bikes
    2 fixies, 1 road, 29er in the works.
    Posts
    4,612
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by Dave Stohler
    In fact, it really isn't a very good bike to begin with....
    Dave, what do you know of the higher end of Panasonic bikes?

    Or is this an unqualified drive by/post by?

    ANYWAY,

    You gotta also wonder why a private party is charging sales tax?
    Regards,
    William
    For the SD Crowd

    sdbikecommuter.com

    View from the handle bars:
    sdcyclist.blogspot.com

  21. #21
    Center of the Universe ngateguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Everett, WA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi San Remo, Norvara Intrepid MTB , Softride Solo 700, Specialized Allez
    Posts
    4,361
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just ran a 70# pkg Seattle to NYC and it was $38.50 if insured it is $0.12 per every $100 value declared first hundred is free (i.e $101= $0.12 $201=$0.24) of course my experience with UPS is never send anything of value without insuring it.
    Matthew 6

  22. #22
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My experience with UPS is never send anything of value, unless you WANT to collect the insurance!

    Learned that one the hard way! Couple of time!

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  23. #23
    #1 Lance Armstrong Fan r600aero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    The Woodlands, TX
    Posts
    150
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    my Cannondale was shipped by a bike shop packed perfectly (all parts wrapped, whole frame was wrapped etc...)for $50 TOTAL any more is a RIPOFF... stay away from crooks like this clown...
    Ryan
    My Ride:
    '01 Cannondale R600 Aero (Smoke Silver)

    UPDATED PICS COMING SOON!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •