RE: [CR]Shipping


From: "kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net" <kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net>
To: "Jay Sexton" <jvs@sonic.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Shipping
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 21:03:04 -0400


I have always been happy with USPS shipping -- good service for the price. And I have shipped frames and whole bikes with them. (It must be in how compact you pack it). However, this past spring, USPS added a huge surcharge on oversize packages, wiping out most of the price advantage they once had over UPS and FedEX. The price of shipping a frame across the USA went from roughly $20 (parcel post) to about $80 for the same service.

The last time I shipped frames, I tried DHL. Compared to the everyone else, it was a bargain, and the recipients of the frames said everything looked good on their end, so I'll use them again.

Kyle Brooks Akron, OH


> [Original Message]
> From: Jay Sexton <jvs@sonic.net>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Date: 8/29/2007 8:21:00 PM
> Subject: [CR]Shipping
>
> USPS has come along way, but you can't use them to ship a bicycle. The two neanderthal companies are our only choices.
>
> Jay Sexton
> Sebastopol, CA
>
>
>
> As far as smaller items go, I have shipped over 300 paris of knickers
> by USPS Prioirty, not only domestically but all over the world,
> without a single problem. 3-day service in the US (inc. Alaska and
> Hawaii) for the price of USP ground. Nothing destroyed so far,
> including shipments that consisted of pants + a plastic bottle of
> WoolWash.
>
> When I worked retail, both our UPS and FedEx shipments often arrived
> crushed--I mean looking as though they'd been danced on! This was
> delicate photo equipment, which was obvious from the logos on the boxes.
>
> USPS has come a long way in the last five years. I'll be strolling
> down to the post office again in a few minutes, in fact.
>
> Rick Risemberg
> Los Angeles, CA