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Old 07-25-08, 04:49 PM   #1
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shipping prices

i am selling a frame on ebay, i called all my lbs's and they have all given me prices of 100- 130. last time i shipped a bike it was complete and i was charged 40 bucks. this was 8 years ago but still are prices that high now? how are sellers shipping frames for 30-40 bucks on ebay? how should i ship? or i could avoid the whole situation and someone could just trade me a 60-61 lugged steel frame for my 56 lugged torelli...just saying.
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LBS is charging you for their time + materials to box and ship the frame
do it yourself for $30-40.
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no, you are right, what i am saying is i used to just let them do it and it was 40 dollars total. with shipping. now its insane, so when i look up shipping costs im getting prices from 75-150 dollars. i can get pretty cheap with fed ex but the closet drop off is an house away for some reason...
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If you ship it yourself please don't remove the headset and fork. It won't save you any extra space. That **** is so annoying, especially when you get a bag of loose ball bearings and you have to repack the headset.
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shippers are all by size now. if your just shipping a frame it shouldnt be that bad. just find/make yourself a really narrow box to fit the frame/fork. USPS is usually always going to be the CHEAPEST, followed by ups, and fedex. usually weight isnt a concern, but look at the cost of gas now. postage and shipping is surely going up too. maybe you could email them the frame. hah, if only it were that simple.
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thanks. making a box might actually be the best idea. i figured it was the size of the box. it makes sense that shipping would be 3 times what it was a few years ago since, well, gas is 3 times what it was a few years ago.
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