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      04-11-2012 01:46 AM #1
      Shipping from wisconsin to canada..

      Wheels and tires.

      anybody have any suggestions?

      im looking at around 400 bucks from fedex and ups

      Just seeing if anybody has done it before

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      04-11-2012 01:49 AM #2
      you should talk to the guys at the fedex store to see if they can find a cheaper way to ship.

      the last set of wheels i shipped went from Seattle to somewhere in Canada and only cost like $180 to ship.

      the suggestion they gave me was to strap two wheels/tires together so that it was two packages, not 4

      they also suggested rather then just cardboard on the front and back plus tape, shipping in boxes is cheaper as well.
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      04-11-2012 01:51 AM #3
      thanks for the advice.. thats strange that they are trying to charge me so much

      granted the wheels are 18's and AMG monoblock reps so they are like 55 lbs each

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      04-11-2012 01:53 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by imbossay1028 View Post
      thanks for the advice.. thats strange that they are trying to charge me so much

      granted the wheels are 18's and AMG monoblock reps so they are like 55 lbs each
      weight does matter. but so does size. number of packages. box or not, etc.

      talk to them and see what they can suggest.

      if they got nothing. ask them what would happen to the rates if you did one or both of my suggestions.
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      04-11-2012 02:05 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by dunhamjr View Post
      weight does matter. but so does size. number of packages. box or not, etc.

      talk to them and see what they can suggest.

      if they got nothing. ask them what would happen to the rates if you did one or both of my suggestions.
      sounds good. I know they told me they wont put two in a box because they have to keep it under a certain weight.. so stupid.

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      04-11-2012 02:42 AM #6
      Try USPS.

      If they still have tires, they don't need boxes, just a cover to protect the wheels.
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      04-11-2012 03:41 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      Try USPS.

      If they still have tires, they don't need boxes, just a cover to protect the wheels.
      i dont think usps ships ground internationally anymore. Otherwise id be all over that

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      04-11-2012 06:30 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      Try USPS.

      If they still have tires, they don't need boxes, just a cover to protect the wheels.
      You better make sure you can ship like that. I shipped wheels like that how tirerack does and a month later got a bill in the mail because they were not in box's. Tirerack must have it setup where they dont get charged.
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      04-11-2012 09:30 AM #9
      the box you need is the UHaul TV/Microwave box. fits (most) any two wheels perfectly, just add shims to keep things from sliding around. i've used UPS and FedEx, but the FedEx shipment was to Hawaii so that's not really a fair comparison.

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      04-11-2012 09:55 AM #10
      I have heard greyhound is a good way to ship car parts.


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      04-11-2012 09:57 AM #11
      I would if they would cross the damn border


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      04-11-2012 08:58 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by O2VW1.8T View Post
      You better make sure you can ship like that. I shipped wheels like that how tirerack does and a month later got a bill in the mail because they were not in box's. Tirerack must have it setup where they dont get charged.
      I've done that a couple times with UPS and had no issues.
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    13. 04-11-2012 09:10 PM #13
      You might try a local moving company, if money is more important than time. Just a thought.

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      04-11-2012 10:23 PM #14
      thanks for all the input guys

      I ended up going to my uncles metal fab company. We found a freight line that goes through canada and found one with extra room.

      Threw em on a skid and shipped em for 200 bucks.. not cheap but not 600!

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      04-11-2012 10:46 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by imbossay1028 View Post
      thanks for all the input guys

      I ended up going to my uncles metal fab company. We found a freight line that goes through canada and found one with extra room.

      Threw em on a skid and shipped em for 200 bucks.. not cheap but not 600!
      That's not too bad, though. That's a 200+lb package, and they take up a lot of space. Good work, finding good deals = the best way to save/earn money.

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      04-11-2012 11:40 PM #16
      Agreed. At the end of the day I was happy. I'd recommend to anybody just to keep shopping and don't settle.


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