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Re: Shipping a fairing

I sold some fairings for a friend on Ebay and I have shipped everything but the sides. Went to ship the sides and they want $42 for each side. Anyone know of a better (cheaper) solution?
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Re: Shipping a fairing

try to get them to price by weight and not the dimensions of the box. at least that is how fed-ex does it.

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Re: Shipping a fairing

Did you go direct to UPS...or one of the satellites like Mail Boxes etc?

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Re: Shipping a fairing

UPS directly.... They pickup from Dad's office every day.
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Re: Shipping a fairing

Screw UPS, always late and slow shipping. Rediculous pricing. ONE WORD ...SUCKY!!!
Fedex is the way to go. I sent my leathers in to get fixed and it was 15.00 insured.
Fedex is the way to go. Not doodoo brown

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Re: Shipping a fairing

Yeah, check into FedEx Home. I also have used the USPS for shipping. Using Priority is good for packages, does not cost much more than parcel post (and 2 weeks vs. 3 days) never had a shipment lost and the pricing is VERY VERY good.

Hell, I shipped 40 lb. of gear in a huge box from OR to CA priority for under $20 *including* me having to by the box (I was on the road). No way would UPS be that cheap.
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Re: Shipping a fairing

USPS offers some good pricing, and is very reliable, but the lack of tracking numbers makes it a non-starter for some people.
EDIT: - not true....reference Holeshot's reply

Fedex is probably the best overall price/service option, with the added benefit that you can pick a package up at the terminal if you choose....UPS does not do that.

The pricing Niner is getting sounds heinous....could it just be a rookie counter person screwing up the deal?




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Re: Shipping a fairing

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Baketech : USPS offers some good pricing, and is very reliable, but the lack of tracking numbers makes it a non-starter for some people.
They have tracking numbers, it's just an add-on product:

USPS Tracking FAQ

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Re: Shipping a fairing

USPS Priority is also very good on prices, Delivery Confirmation is just an add on, only like .60c...

Theres a form on the USPS site to make a label and the delivery confirmation is free..

FedEx is also cheaper than UPS on alot of items..
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Re: Shipping a fairing

i think when i shipped all the fairings and tank to canada - they were about that price. it was the size of the box and not the weight that actually hurt, but as i recall i used fedex ground. the usps would not take a bix that size
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Willie : USPS Priority is also very good on prices, Delivery Confirmation is just an add on, only like .60c...

Theres a form on the USPS site to make a label and the delivery confirmation is free..

FedEx is also cheaper than UPS on alot of items..
Here is the link USPS Priority Label with Confirm

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Re: Shipping a fairing

that's insane...a guy just shipped me a right,upper and tail fairing plus a tank and other misc small things for $50 through fedex.
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Holeshot : Quote (Baketech @ Sep. 23 2003, 11:05am)USPS offers some good pricing, and is very reliable, but the lack of tracking numbers makes it a non-starter for some people.
They have tracking numbers, it's just an add-on product:

USPS Tracking FAQ
Thanks...I need to take a look at that again...

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Re: Shipping a fairing

Just an FYI, I am currently getting ready to ship a fairing for an XX and UPS is charging 25.00, FedEx is 19.00, and USPS is 24.00 (add ons) this is from Ohio to Tuscon, AZ. I am using the box that the part originally came in 36x29x5 and weighs about 8lbs.
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