[CR]Shipping Bicycles at Corporate Rate

(Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis)

From: <LouDeeter@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 21:53:21 EST
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Shipping Bicycles at Corporate Rate

This may be a bit off-topic, but for the past six months or so I've been shipping bicycles, frames and wheelsets using my company's corporate account.
   It is a benefit that our company offers all employees. At first, I thought it was just a nice convenience--saves me a trip to the post office or UPS. After using it, I've found just how cheap shipping can be if you have a corporate rate. As an example, I can ship a frame or wheelset at FedEx 2day shipping rates at less than half what it would cost me to ship UPS ground. Given the high costs of shipping today, this can make a significant difference in the price you eventually pay for a bike. I suggest you mention this to sellers on Ebay as many companies offer this benefit to their employees, although it isn't always widely advertised within the company. If you also are a seller, then ask at work and at least get a quote for comparison. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL