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Old 01-05-21, 10:38 AM
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Pricing and shipping question

I've been listing some things as I clear out parts that I have tucked away in boxes. I super appreciate your help!

My question here is, I have three Cinelli handle bars I'm planning to list and was wondering, first what pricing should be and second, how do people ship these? All with newer logos in 66X40, 66X42 and 66X44

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Can’t help on pricing (check eBay sold listings for guidance there) but can tell you the last time I shipped bars I made a box for them. Wasn’t hard at all.
Last time I received some bars they came in a plastic bag, no box. Came thru just fine.
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Mailing cost, most likely will be based as much on size as weight, for a handlebar. With that in mind, fit the bar into the smallest cardboard box possible (I cut mine down to fit snugly), Measure the box dimensions and weight. Go to the postal webpage for your country to determine cost by entering your package information, insurance if needed and destination. You will get choices between gets there really fast and/or sometime. It is pretty straight forward, once you get there. Been doing it this way for years and the on-line estimate is, usually, bang on the money.
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randyjawa, won't cutting the bars down affect their future use? HAHAHAH, why do I gotta be like this?
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If the handlebars are cheap, I wrapped them with bubble wrap and thrown into a plastic envelope (like the kind that clothes get shipped in). This should be under 16oz so first class shipping which is less than $6. I will disclose that I am shipping this way in my listing.

Nicer Handlebars get a nice box filled with padding, but you are looking at around double the cost of shipping.
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I haven’t sold ordinary vintage bars in a while because of the shipping cost. Bars that might fetch $25-$30 were costing $12-$14 to ship. The plastic bag route is an interesting option though.
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