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Thread: shipping skis
12-12-2003, 04:35 PM #1
My ebay auction is almost done. I have a box to ship my skis in.
Questions to those that have done this before.
How much does it typically cost to ship a pair of skis?
How much for the insurance?
Who has the cheapest rates?
crinkleMore fucked up than a cricket in a hubcap
12-12-2003, 05:00 PM #2Registered User
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For UPS it depends where you are shipping to. To find this
1)Weigh the box of skis (bathroom scale approximation will work)
2) go to website fo desired character, enter address you wish to ship to, weight, and amount of insurance.
3)Wait a couple of seconds for answer
12-12-2003, 05:01 PM #3
I've found generally between 15-20 bucks from ups and if you do it over their website insurance is like 30cents of something very cheap like that. Pretty reasonableI.Q.=36
12-12-2003, 09:59 PM #4
I've sent a bunch of skis in the mail with mixed results. I usually go with USPS cause it's pretty cheap. Usually about $20. Go to a ski shop and see if they have a ski box for you, that's the easiest. Mail boxes etc. or one of those will box them for you, but it usually costs about $10 and often times the box is so big they have to send it as oversized and the prices goes way up! So eithr get a real ski box, or take some cardboard and make your own. I would definately get insurance, at least offer it to the buyer, that way if they don't want it and something happens, you are not liable.
12-16-2003, 09:31 AM #5
just mailed set of skis with no binders from east coast to west coast for $18 usps priority mail.
Seemed like a good deal to me. Post offices are everywhere and easy to use.
I made my own cardboard wrapping for the skis.
Binders may or may not put you in another weight class.
12-16-2003, 03:45 PM #6
yeah i finally shipped mine as well. Thought I would post back. Used the post office, it was less than 20 bucks, but I insured it and got signiture confirmation, brought it to 23.15More fucked up than a cricket in a hubcap
07-26-2012, 12:56 PM #7
just paid $26 to ship some 175s, 13.6lbs. fedex ground
07-26-2012, 01:37 PM #8
A tip - you'll often save money on shipping by tightly wrapping the skis in cardboard rather than putting them in a ski box. Rates are calculated both based on weight and dimensions.
If you're ever shipping to Canada, only use USPS. The other companies will anally rape your friendly neighbour to the north on customs brokerage fees.
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07-26-2012, 02:31 PM #10
07-26-2012, 07:36 PM #11Registered User
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07-26-2012, 08:25 PM #12Registered User
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Just because this thread comes up in Google:
1. Wrap skis in cardboard. Make sure to cover the ends (duh). Ski boxes work well if the skis are exceptionally wide for the box size -- you basically end up compressing the box like you would cardboard -- or when you need to ship with binders.
2. Use USPS when possible. UPS sucks. The PostNet places are the absolute worst possible option."Alpine rock and steep, deep powder are what I seek, and I will always find solace there." - Bean Bowers
shroom put it best: "Man, you're one biased motherfucker."
07-26-2012, 10:18 PM #13
Waht ever happened to ScottG? Always liked that guy...
I think Crinkle still comes around once or twice a year.
07-27-2012, 11:45 AM #14
Oh, one more thing - if shipping previously drilled skis without bindings, be sure to put some electrical tape or a couple layers of masking tape over the binding holes on the bottom ski. This prevents the sharp edges of the volcanoed holes from scratching the bases of the ski on top.
07-31-2012, 01:04 PM #15
Ive had good luck using fed ex ground shipping to the lower 48. Just make sure to pad the skis well, i worked for UPS loading trucks in college and the stuff you ship no matter who its with takes a beating