I'm licking my wounds after a trip to the UPS store yesterday. I went to ship a bike I sold online. When the two boxes were weighed and measured (bike in one, wheels in the other) the verdict came to over $200! I have to mail another in a few days, and I'd like to know if there's an alternative that won't make me feel gouged.
I specified UPS ground, and insured the package for $400, which was the purchase price.
I'm about to ship another valued at $1000, and I'm more than a little apprehensive.