RE: [CR]UPS and FEDEX charges


Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

From: "Doug Van Cleve" <dvancleve@cox.net>
To: <chasds@mindspring.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]UPS and FEDEX charges
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 13:54:35 -0700
In-Reply-To: <25088511.1088020397561.JavaMail.root@wamui02.slb.atl.earthlink.net>


I just send a frameset from Chandler, AZ to Malta, NY via FedEx ground for $23 with $500 insurance yesterday.

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of chasds@mindspring.com Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 12:53 PM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]UPS and FEDEX charges

So far, based on the info I have at the moment, I'm thinking that FEDEX is sometimes very picky about box-size.

Both Dale and I went to the FEDEX site and input the usual size and weight for a bike-box, and got the usual price: coast-to-coast, about 50 bucks, give or take 10 bucks, depending on exact weight, size, and value.

At my local shipping center, near down-town Los Angeles, they know me, and will cut me a little slack on the size (double-boxing can go over the limit pretty easily in my experience, although I try to avoid that).

I'm thinking that if a box is even slightly over a certain size limit, you can get hammered.

This is the only thing that explains a doubling of price! And UPS is far more picky about this than FEDEX is, and has been for years..one reason I quit using UPS...besides my experience with them as bike-destroyers.

Any other data points on this subject would be welcome, as I will be shipping a number of bikes in the coming months...

Charles Andrews
SoCal