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Mr Stubs

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Is there a easy way to get a shipping cost? This online shit is fucking stupid complicated.

I have a member here interested in some axle shafts. Of course he asks for shipping costs. I could wrap them up, go down to the local UPS shipping store, and have them give me a cost to said zip code. Then contact member to see if the shipping price agrees with him.... blah blah blah...sold.

Well I’m busy as shit working, not in my home state at the moment and tried to find a “shipping cost estimate calculator” online. Well, that erased my small amount of patience this morning.


Is $25 not enough, $50 to much?
Its been a few days and I don’t want him thinking that I’m a flake over this shit.
 
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Will they fit in a golfclub box from the shipping places? I have mailed several refinished M1A stocks in those and always seemed to have extra room. If they will you have your package dimensions now its just weight and zip code
 
Will they fit in a golfclub box from the shipping places? I have mailed several refinished M1A stocks in those and always seemed to have extra room. If they will you have your package dimensions now its just weight and zip code

Probably not, they are semi-float shafts. That still requires me to go to the brick and mortar store.

I just woke up trying to take care of my huge laundry list of personal shit to do, and this item that I started out with is going to be more complicated than I hoped.

This is probably more of a rant thread, I’ve been at the upper end of my stress levels lately.
 
Rant accepted:flipoff2:
I just got an estimate of a hunnered bux to return a tire I paid the vendor $12.00 to send TO me!

​​​​​​Dos vedonya:lmao:
 
In a normal situation:
Figure out how you are going to package them, and measure the overall exterior dimensions as if it were a rectangular box (L x W x H) rounding up to the next whole inch. Weigh the package. Input that info, plus the shipping zip (whatever UPS/Fedex/Post office you'll drop it off at) and the recipient zip into the UPS/Fedex/USPS online calculator and get the cost.

Since you're not at home, you have to get a little creative and round up to cover your ass.

If they're full float shafts I think that that a heavy duty shipping tube would work. Shaft diameter x2 plus an inch for packing material to cover the splines. So maybe a 4" inner diameter. You could stuff them into a PVC pipe with a threaded cap, but you'd get hit with an "Additional Handling" fee (at least at UPS) since it isn't enclosed in cardboard.

If they're semi float shafts the tube idea is out due to the flanges. Gotta find or make a good box, so right now you'll need to guesstimate the size of the shafts and then add a couple inches in all directions for the exterior dims of the box. At this point you can ballpark the weight of the shafts and add 5lb or so for packaging and rounding up.

Basically, since you can't measure and weight the actual package right now you need to make an educated guess and round up to ensure you don't lose your ass on shipping.
 
Call the company you'll be shipping them through and ask? Why have a bunch of random dudes on the internet through guesses at you when you can go right to the horses mouth?
 
I just ordered a new spa cover for $295 with free shipping. Doe's that help? :flipoff2:

Not sure what I'm getting??? or How they make a profit??? .....I can't decide.
 
Usually before I post up on forms anymore I have a package that will work so I can easily get quotes to people. I sold a radiator once on another forum for $150 by the time I shipped it with their packaging I made $20!!
 
Last thing i shipped was to you :flipoff2:. Maybe ask for 50$ in shipping and if its more you eat the difference? If its less kick it back to buyer? Saves time and gets the part moving to a new home.
 
Last thing i shipped was to you :flipoff2:. Maybe ask for 50$ in shipping and if its more you eat the difference? If its less kick it back to buyer? Saves time and gets the part moving to a new home.
Thats kinda what I was thinking, it would help move the process along.

And thanks for the red glitter:flipoff2:
 
Thats kinda what I was thinking, it would help move the process along.

And thanks for the red glitter:flipoff2:

Had to borrow that from the neighbors! My kids are boys and we dont stock glitter! :laughing:
 
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