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Re: How do you guys ship your wheels? Cheapest way?? (chendawg)

I've sent a couple sets of wheels recently, 19s and 20s. Obviously it depends on where they are going, but I have found FedEx Ground to be the cheapest. UPS sucks, especially UPS Store because if damage does occur the UPS Store is considered the shipper since they aren't really part of UPS, so the real shipper and receiver get shafted when they ask for info...just a heads up so you don't have to go jumping threw burning hoops to get your insurance claim handled correctly, if it came to damaged/lost items.<br>USPS is the best in my experience for smaller items, never lost/damaged any of the thousands of items sent or received.<p>I boxed them in regular wheel boxes, les schwab was nice enough to give me some. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> If tires are mounted you could probably get by with putting a couple layers of cardboard around the rims to help protect them and not use an actual box. Hope this helps!
 

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Re: How do you guys ship your wheels? Cheapest way?? (chendawg)

OK, You'll need indivisual wheel boxes. NEVER place 2 wheels in one box. <br>you'll want to limit movement, and have a soft cover over the face of the rim. <A HREF="http://www.usps.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.usps.com</A> SAM is probably the cheapest from my expiriance. but will be real reasonable if you're staying in the same zone (example 1xxxx to 1yyyy go from 1xxxx to 9yyyy and it'll get more expensive. <p>NY to MA around $16 per wheel 27 lbs, CA to NY around $50. <p>Note.... if they include tires , you could wrap them as the tire will protect the rim
 

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I disagree. I think the absolute cheapest way to ship them is to hitchhike to your destination and bring them along with you.<p>You'll even save on packaging.
 

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LOL. I forgot V50 works for the military PO or something like that, right? I love USPS, but if the packages get too large FedEx is cheaper: but I still hate FedEx for clarification <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>I guess wheel boxes and weight would still be reasonable through the PO, so my vote is the post office. Best service hands down.<p>And mofo, your back is gonna hurt so bad after carrying/hauling a set of wheels cross country you are going to be paying thousands in chiropractic bills. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Pfffft... I walk around all day lugging heavy loads on my back. That would be nothin. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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So UPS is pretty crappy to deal with? Im getting some rims shipped from Texas to Alberta and its a $90 difference between UPS and USPS....is it worth the difference?<br>
 

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Get a quote from FedEx...it is usually cheaper than UPS...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S4000</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So UPS is pretty crappy to deal with? Im getting some rims shipped from Texas to Alberta and its a $90 difference between UPS and USPS....is it worth the difference?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Never, ever, ever, EVER let something get shipped to you from the states via UPS. Their fees are horrible, and you will be charged every time. Ship via USPS, which then hands off to Canada Post. Customs fees are randomly assigned (sometimes you pay, sometimes you don't), and are cheap when they are. You will pay GST and PST on the value, and a $5.00 fee.<p>UPS will nail you with brokerage every time, and it's more than just taxes and 5 bucks.
 
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