Re: [CR]Shipping costs


Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré

Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 18:11:36 -0400
From: Peter Jon White <lists@peterwhitecycles.com>
To: Ben Sanford <B.Sanford@cox.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Shipping costs
References: <GDENKJBOAAOMPKCKENKDGEGGCNAA.B.Sanford@cox.net>
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cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Ben Sanford wrote:


> I don't know about UPS, but I just shipped a
> Large frame from DC to NY for just under $10
> with FedEx Ground - to a business address.
> I was a bit surprised since I expected it to
> be more, but didn't ask any questions.

Not surprising. If they don't measure the box, it can go just by weight, rather than be charged by the size. The shipping companies all have various "oversize" dimensions. When you go above those dimensions, they are supposed to charge you by some arbitrary weight rate. So, in a typical frame box, you may have a frame and packing which with the box weighs 9 lbs, but due to the box's dimensions, is considered and billed as if it's 30 lbs. But if they don't measure it, it just gets billed as if it's 9 lbs. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

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