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Old 06-29-08, 04:57 PM
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Holding packages at a FedEx or similar location

Have any of you ever had packages held for you at a FedEx or somewhere? Was it a pleasant experience?

I see on the FedEx website that they give you 5 days to pick up your package. Does that sound right to you guys?

I'm not going on tour, but I will be spending 3 months far from home. I'd like for my bike to be there waiting for me when I get there, if possible. Having it held at a FedEx location seems like the easiest way, but I would hate for it to get returned to sender for some odd reason.
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Old 06-29-08, 05:01 PM
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Be careful, some FedEx service centers have returned within 3 days on me; however, I do hold at Fedex locations all the time (bike boxes) with great success. Great success that is, as long as I show up in 3 days consistently. If you cant make it there, just call Fedex and aks them to route the package to another location (sometimes they refuse).

Otherwise, if you are shipping items, just make sure the "ship from" is your next destination (not a FedEx Service Center) and they will send it there, if you fail to pick it up from the first destination.
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Never done it that way. I have used USPS and have had packages held at General Delivery for up to a month. Another method would be to make arrangements with a local business of some sort. I have used; brew pubs, motels, bike shops, service stations, and other small businesses. FWIW these were all in the US. YMMV

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If you are lucky enough to start your tour in a city with an REI. They will ship a bike store to store for $75. Packing is an extra $50, but you can do it yourself.
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