the dog ate my earbuds
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jersey Shore
Bikes: Colnago CT-1 B-stay Campy Carbon Record, '05 Litespeed Siena Campy, Bridgestone X03 , Peugeot dream bike gets FIXED, Waterford Campy Record Colbalto, Motobecane Tandem in perfect condition, A Belgium made Bertin that was sent by an angel
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Originally Posted by paxtonm
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.
I had a bike shipped here in May by Fedex, i think the cost from CA to NJ was about $60.
also.. the UPS stores are privately owned and charge a premium for their shipping.
maybe ask your LBS how they ship/receive their bikes
Litespeed Siena, Campy
Peugeot U010, Deep V's in orange and fixed
Bridgestone X03 - the beer bike
Waterford R2200, Campy Chorus/Super Record Cobaltobrakes
Motobecane Tandem - Craigslist find
Belgium Bertin. an angel spared it and sent it my way.
Fuji Folding 4130 Mountain bike - Marlboro edition trash find
Specialized HR -A1, latest trash find (who throws bikes out??!!)