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      02-22-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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how are you shipping tires?

can someone give me a tip? i was just quoted 50 dollars to ship 1 tire, and i have 2.


what in the fuck is going on here? fedex was cheapest at 35 each.. still ridiculous. last time i shipped a tire, it cost me 17 dollars.


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You need to use a corporate account to get the best rate. Can you use your work's account and reimburse them?
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I usually go to one of those parcels plus stores and ship it USPS. Last time I shipped a wheel with tire for $27 including packaging.
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      02-22-2011, 08:01 PM   #4
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can you ship a tire with no packaging and just taping on a shipping label? (same way that it gets to you from TireRack) anyone know the cost?
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You need to use a corporate account to get the best rate. Can you use your work's account and reimburse them?
its still expensive. i have my own account...


i dont know what to do.
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why not try greyhound?
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can you ship a tire with no packaging and just taping on a shipping label? (same way that it gets to you from TireRack) anyone know the cost?
Yes, you can.
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why not try greyhound?
76.40 for both.. not thrilled.
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why not try greyhound?
76.40 for both.. not thrilled.
I paid 300 to ship four wheels and tires
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i just dont understand.. i paid about 20 dollars to ship a tire last year. am i wrong to think 35-50 is too expensive to pay to ship a tire?
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i just dont understand.. i paid about 20 dollars to ship a tire last year. am i wrong to think 35-50 is too expensive to pay to ship a tire?
Depending on how far it is going, the weight and dimension of the tire that is pretty much on par. TIP : If the tires weigh less than 35 lbs each, you can strap two of them together and call it one package instead of shipping them separately to save some $$.
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Ahh Yes Corporatism,

I remember when you could get a candy bar and a coke out of the vending machine for 25 cents each.

You can't do that for less than 2 bucks at the cheapest nowadays. Yet, my salary hasn't increased 400%.

Everything has gotten ridiculously expensive. Inflation is grossly understated.

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USPS was cheapest at 26.xx each.
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gary- fedex told me strapping two tires is strictly prohibited and subject to large handling fees.
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Ahh Yes Corporatism,

I remember when you could get a candy bar and a coke out of the vending machine for 25 cents each.

You can't do that for less than 2 bucks at the cheapest nowadays. Yet, my salary hasn't increased 400%.

Everything has gotten ridiculously expensive. Inflation is grossly understated.

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im sorry you are frustrated with this country. canada is to the north, mexico to the south.
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im sorry you are frustrated with this country. canada is to the north, mexico to the south.
lol always failed geography (sarcasm)

I have shipped two tires taped together via Fedex Before, Im not sure who you talked too.
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gary- fedex told me strapping two tires is strictly prohibited and subject to large handling fees.
That is completely wrong unless the combined weight is over 50lbs Fedex or 70lbs UPS. We do it hundreds of times each day. If your local fedex depot is giving you a hard time, drop by your local friendly UPS store.
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That is completely wrong unless the combined weight is over 50lbs Fedex or 70lbs UPS. We do it hundreds of times each day. If your local fedex depot is giving you a hard time, drop by your local friendly UPS store.
i was shipping 225 35 19 generals. the combined weight was almost 50 i think.

fedex wanted 46 each, ups 99 each!, and usps 26. i went with usps. ive learned my lesson haha im never shipping tires again
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I don't think you can track USPS! (not 100% sure)

Keep that in mind.
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That is completely wrong unless the combined weight is over 50lbs Fedex or 70lbs UPS. We do it hundreds of times each day. If your local fedex depot is giving you a hard time, drop by your local friendly UPS store.
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I don't think you can track USPS! (not 100% sure)

Keep that in mind.
yes you can.
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