I've noticed that FedEx rates are higher now too!
Though it was a little more work, a less costly way I've found was to ship wheels & a few parts in one box, and frame & other parts in another box. This way with the frame less wheels, the box size was acceptable to USPS, and shipping a complete (partially disassembled) bike to Canada from SoCal only cost about $55! Try the Post Office....
Duane Kennard Los Angeles, USA
On Oct 20, 2004, at 12:00 PM, Mark Poore wrote:
> The other day I took my daugther's bike up to our UPS pickup to ship
> it and it was going to costs around $100 to CA. The most it has ever
> costs was $37 to the left coast. The gal, who has shipped many bikes
> and frames for me, said UPS had a rate increase. I could go with that,
> however this would be more than just a rate increase. She did say that
> if I reduced the size of the box by 3 inches it would go down to $80.
> Anyone else out there had similar experiences? this concerns me as I
> have several frames on ebay and will be listing more with a chance of
> a bike or two as well. Would hate to mislead a bidder on shipping
> You can e-mail me off list.
> Mark Poore
> Slatyfork, WV