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Old 03-27-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default About how much does it cost to ship an 1/8th scale buggy roller?

I'm getting ready to sell my buggy and just trying to get a general idea of what it will cost me to ship it? I know it depends on weight and where it's going, but I'm just looking for a ballpark figure from people who have actually sold rollers before. I will be offering it "shipped to the lower 48". Also, which will be better UPS or USPS?

I know from past experience that I'm not very good at estimating. I get to the post office and its !!!
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Could be $15, could be $150. We don't know where you live and we don't know where the buggy is going.
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i'd say around 15 bucks or so.....maybe a bit more.

from my experiences.......the post office has been more reliable to use. ups has lost something that i've shpped and also something that was being shipped to me (never did receive it). the post office has never lost anything of mine.

generally speaking...ups doesn't like to deal with the general public. that's why they have contracted with all of these ups drop-off points at places like office depot and other places. that also adds to the costs. for me.....i've found that the post office is generally cheaper and easier to use and shipping is quicker than ups usually is. first class mail (if the item is small enough) is cheap, cheap, cheap. priority is a little bit more, but it usually ships pretty fast.

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between 15 and 25
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Thanks Dirtracer and Robert. That's what I was wondering. I'll factor in about $20 and call it good.
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8.10 usps has flat rate prioity boxes and have no weight limit .
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Cool - Thanks!
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I really doubt your 1/8 buggy will fit in a flat rate box unless you disassemble it completely...
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