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Shipping Rear Window Glass - any way to do it cheaply

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I am trying to buy a rear window from another member - is there any way to do it cheaply?

    FedEx wants $118

    Thanks
     
  2. mccomas

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    13 views and no one has responded with "brake it up into tiny peaces first". ups wanted to charge me 112.00 to ship a headliner that weighed about 8 pounds. these guys will kill you on over size items. you can try a trucking company - they are a bit cheaper. i shipped a set of 36 inch tires with a trucking company a few years back for 130.00. there is no real good way to do this... goodluck...
     
  3. laketex

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    dammit, that was gonna be my reply... /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. R72K5

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    take risk and wrap it in cardboard and mail it parcel post, if you dont want ot take risk then youre SOL in this world


    good luck
     
  5. justhorsinaround

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    Try and find out if another member or a friend is maybe makin the journey and see if the glass can hitch a ride. Maybe if y'all ain't to far apart, meetin in the middle might be an option. Otherwise, looks like you'll have to pony up the bucks as near as I can see it. Good luck to ya.

    Allan
     
  6. laketex

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    do it super cheap and insure it for a couple hundred.
     
  7. dodgedude99

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    do it super cheap and insure it for a couple hundred.

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    you can insure it all you want. the fact is UPS wont ship glass unless their professional shops packages it. but if you just insure for a few hundo, and it breaks, they arent liable, because it wasnt packaged correctly. that was told to me by UPS about a month ago when i tried to ship a rear window to texas.
     
  8. jekbrown

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    dont use Usually Poor Service then...

    i agree with the previous poster, cardboard it, insure it all to hell (find out what a GM dealer wants for replacement and insure it for THAT!) and ship it parcel. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     
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    What would a new one cost locally?seems like a lot of B.S to get a piece shipped......
     

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