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Has anyone shipped large items?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by uberbeans, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. uberbeans

    uberbeans 1/2 ton status

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    I am a little perplexed. I am selling 5 tires on Ebay and may have to ship them a good distance. Granted it is the responsibility of the buyer but I am getting shipping cost questions and was surprised to find out how much it will cost. Granted 5 tires are heavy and bulky but I've been quoted over a $1000.00 in some instances. Has anyone here dealt with this before and how/who with did you handle it? I appreciate any advice regardless of how crazy.:crazy:
     
  2. Emmettology 101

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    Whenever I've had tires shipped.. They come unpackaged seperately, and just have tape wrapped around the tread and thrugh the rim hole holding on the label....
     
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    I had tires delivered. They were wrapped in clear celophane(sp) with a piece of cardboard on it. They were shipped as "boxes". The air was removed, to lower the weight and they cost me like $20 a tire for 31x10.50's bfg's with 8" alloy rims.

    Just look them up as a box weight wize. What size tire? that might hurt it./


    bob
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That's how my 35" tires mounted on H2's were shipped - wrap them, label them and ship them as separate packages. When you combine them, the size and weight gets really expensive quickly.
     
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    uberbeans 1/2 ton status

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    That is great advice. They are 33's. I'l weigh and measure and find out. Thanks.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    most places wont take bigger than 37-38 tire.

    tape+ship tag+tire = good to go.
     
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  8. sarasotausmc

    sarasotausmc 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Find a local freight company

    I shipped a 400 lb blade off my JD lawn tractor for about a $120 from NC to Minnesota. I palleted it, and delivered it to the freight company, they did the rest, and delivered it to the door.

    Let find the name of the company, and I'll post it.

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    I bought some 33" tires last winter from nebraska tire. Only cost me 15.00 each shipped UPS. From Nebraska to Nevada. All 4 were shpped as seperate items.
     
  10. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    Dude, I just went through the same exact thing. I sold 4 35" BFGs with rims on ebay, and shipped them from TX to Newfoundland Kanada. Eh.

    FedEx ground freight did it all for $400. I had to get a business acount, which was free, and I dropped all the stuff off at the FedEx dock.

    Before I went to FedEx, everyone else wanted over $1000 to ship them.

    Al:D
     

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