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Last Post 12/30/2019 10:00 PM by smokey 52. 13 Replies.
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huckleberry

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12/16/2019 01:09 PM
Just sold my wife's road bike on eBay and was blown away at how much the cost for shipping has skyrocketed. As of recent as two years ago I was shipping my bikes up and down the West Coast for well under $100 and now it appears that cost is nearing $300. Am I missing something? I read that shippers reduced the length of the box allowable for the lower price, but is there something else that I am not aware of? Planning on selling a couple of my bikes, but I may be forced to sell local.
Cosmic Kid

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12/17/2019 06:36 AM
that seems abnormally high, huck....unless you are doing overnight or 2 day.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
huckleberry

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12/17/2019 02:06 PM
Yeah, I know. Can't figure it out.

Maybe because I'm out in the sticks...
Cosmic Kid

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12/17/2019 03:53 PM
What carrier?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
huckleberry

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12/18/2019 10:51 AM
Tried FedEx and UPS.

DHL shows a little better prices online.
Cranky Tom

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12/18/2019 02:46 PM
Have you checked Bike Flights?
79pmooney

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12/18/2019 08:23 PM
So $300 is a lot for shipping bikes? We think little of paying $1000 for training bikes and God knows what one of Jan Heine's planing bikes would go for.

Bikes, trains and ships, three of the most efficient forms of transportation of goods and people man has ever come up with. (Sorry, Jan. Not planes.)

Ben
79pmooney

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12/18/2019 08:24 PM
Damn internet connection.  This isn't THAT funny.
79pmooney

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12/18/2019 08:28 PM
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longslowdistance

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12/18/2019 08:58 PM
Does Jan Heine even acknowledge the existence of aeroplanes? He lives pretty far in the past. Just sayin'
Dale

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12/19/2019 06:48 PM
+2 on Bike Flights.

Freight/ shipping via UPS/ FedEx/ USPS jumped a ton this last year.

Google UPS or FedEx discount codes... I've found some that cut the charges quite a bit over paying full price.
Orange Crush

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12/19/2019 11:36 PM
Selling and shipping bikes is sacrilegious.

And then you have the guts to complain when they make you pay.
huckleberry

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12/23/2019 10:02 AM
And they lost the wheel box... ; )
smokey52

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12/30/2019 10:00 PM
Have you checked the League of American Bicyclists? https://www.bikeleague.org/content/benefits
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