UPS or FED EX or USPS for heavy hardware case?

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by PeriscopeR, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. PeriscopeR

    PeriscopeR Guest

    Hey-
    I'm receiving shipment on that big sonor delite kit and the seller is trying to
    work out shipping. UPS shipping quotes $293.59 for the whole kit, hardware and
    cymbals, even if dropped off at UPS location (not UPS store). The hardware
    case alone was $82.76!

    So, I started to tally up Fed Ex Home Delivery, and it was about 35-40 percent
    less, but they won't ship a box that is more than 70 lbs (the hardware case is
    108 lbs, but in a trap case on wheels).

    Any ideas?

    thanks.

    Evan
  2. Tell him to hacksaw off about 30% of the metal, and remove half the lugs and
    rims. The tell him to wood rasp the shells to half their thickness. That
    should help.

    PP
    "PeriscopeR" <periscoper@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:20030816014139.21906.00000903@mb-m07.aol.com...
    > Hey-
    > I'm receiving shipment on that big sonor delite kit and the seller is

    trying to
    > work out shipping. UPS shipping quotes $293.59 for the whole kit,

    hardware and
    > cymbals, even if dropped off at UPS location (not UPS store). The

    hardware
    > case alone was $82.76!
    >
    > So, I started to tally up Fed Ex Home Delivery, and it was about 35-40

    percent
    > less, but they won't ship a box that is more than 70 lbs (the hardware

    case is
    > 108 lbs, but in a trap case on wheels).
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > thanks.
    >
    > Evan
  3. Frisco

    Frisco Guest

    From where to where? I've sent stuff on a bus before when it's
    direct, they'll take just about anything size/weight-wise. It cost me
    about $50 to ship a big-ass subwoofer from Buffalo to NYC (3'x4'x4'
    120#).

    Paul


    On 16 Aug 2003 05:41:39 GMT, periscoper@aol.com (PeriscopeR) wrote:

    >Hey-
    >I'm receiving shipment on that big sonor delite kit and the seller is trying to
    >work out shipping. UPS shipping quotes $293.59 for the whole kit, hardware and
    >cymbals, even if dropped off at UPS location (not UPS store). The hardware
    >case alone was $82.76!
    >
    >So, I started to tally up Fed Ex Home Delivery, and it was about 35-40 percent
    >less, but they won't ship a box that is more than 70 lbs (the hardware case is
    >108 lbs, but in a trap case on wheels).
    >
    >Any ideas?
    >
    >thanks.
    >
    >Evan
  4. BlueM0ZARK

    BlueM0ZARK Guest

    < UPS shipping quotes $293.59 >

    there's no way that can be correct.
  5. joem

    joem Guest

    BlueM0ZARK wanted everyone in rec.music.makers.percussion to know that
    >< UPS shipping quotes $293.59 >
    >
    > there's no way that can be correct.


    as always, quick to insult but slow to offer any help.

    regarding your price periscope... is the seller using Mailboxes, Etc? I'm
    sure you know by now that you should check for that. because that price is
    pretty steep. so either it includes some really nice, heavy-duty road
    cases or he's getting gouged for packaging and is shifting the cost onto
    you.

    either way, I would go with UPS for the hardware case, but FedEx for the
    drums; since you said that FedEx was cheaper overall, but won't ship the
    hardware case.

    --
    Joe.

    "you're an electronic girl...i'm a rock guy...i don't think we have a
    chance." - storm&stress
  6. John P.

    John P. Guest

    "PeriscopeR" <periscoper@aol.com> wrote in a message

    > So, I started to tally up Fed Ex Home Delivery, and it was about 35-40

    percent
    > less, but they won't ship a box that is more than 70 lbs (the hardware

    case is
    > 108 lbs, but in a trap case on wheels).


    Split the hardware up into a few smaller/lighter boxes.
  7. BlueM0ZARK

    BlueM0ZARK Guest

    < as always, quick to insult but slow to offer any help.>

    Lighten up Francis, wasn't mean as an insult at all, simply a comment.
    I've shipped a lot of amps, heavy stuff, and that price quote is outrageous.

    <is the seller using Mailboxes, Etc?>

    If he is, that explains it. Never use MBE.

    UPS won't take anything over 70 lbs. He may need to split the hardware up in
    different boxes.
  8. joem

    joem Guest

    BlueM0ZARK wanted everyone in rec.music.makers.percussion to know that
    >< as always, quick to insult but slow to offer any help.>
    >
    > Lighten up Francis, wasn't mean as an insult at all, simply a comment.


    I'm sorry... you're quick to *comment* but slow to offer any help.

    ><is the seller using Mailboxes, Etc?>
    >
    > If he is, that explains it. Never use MBE.
    >
    > UPS won't take anything over 70 lbs. He may need to split the hardware up in
    > different boxes.


    see...now was that so hard?

    --
    Joe.

    "you're an electronic girl...i'm a rock guy...i don't think we have a
    chance." - storm&stress
  9. BlueM0ZARK

    BlueM0ZARK Guest

    < see...now was that so hard? >

    work on the smartass attitude, Joe.
    Try borrowing some of schuh's Dale Carnegie books.
    :-]
  10. BlueM0ZARK

    BlueM0ZARK Guest

    < funny...I was trying to help you with *your* attitude :)>

    yee hawww....nothin like a good ol saturday mornin rmmp bitch slap fest! :-]
  11. joem

    joem Guest

    BlueM0ZARK wanted everyone in rec.music.makers.percussion to know that
    > work on the smartass attitude, Joe.


    funny...I was trying to help you with *your* attitude :)

    --
    Joe.

    "you're an electronic girl...i'm a rock guy...i don't think we have a
    chance." - storm&stress
  12. Robert Schuh

    Robert Schuh Guest

    PeriscopeR wrote:

    > Hey-
    > I'm receiving shipment on that big sonor delite kit and the seller is trying to
    > work out shipping. UPS shipping quotes $293.59 for the whole kit, hardware and
    > cymbals, even if dropped off at UPS location (not UPS store). The hardware
    > case alone was $82.76!
    >
    > So, I started to tally up Fed Ex Home Delivery, and it was about 35-40 percent
    > less, but they won't ship a box that is more than 70 lbs (the hardware case is
    > 108 lbs, but in a trap case on wheels).
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > thanks.
    >
    > Evan


    Ship the case via UPS and then go Fed Ex Ground on the rest. I have had wonderful
    luck with Fed Ex Ground.


    --
    Robert Schuh
    "Everything that elevates an individual above the herd and
    intimidates the neighbour is henceforth called evil; and
    the fair, modest, submissive and conforming mentality,
    the mediocrity of desires attains moral designations and honors"
    - Nietzsche

    "The meek shall inherit nothing" - Zappa
  13. "Robert Schuh" <rob@robschuh.com> wrote in message
    news:3F3F050D.6374E5F5@robschuh.com...
    > PeriscopeR wrote:
    >
    > > Hey-
    > > I'm receiving shipment on that big sonor delite kit and the seller is

    trying to
    > > work out shipping. UPS shipping quotes $293.59 for the whole kit,

    hardware and
    > > cymbals, even if dropped off at UPS location (not UPS store). The

    hardware
    > > case alone was $82.76!
    > >
    > > So, I started to tally up Fed Ex Home Delivery, and it was about 35-40

    percent
    > > less, but they won't ship a box that is more than 70 lbs (the hardware

    case is
    > > 108 lbs, but in a trap case on wheels).
    > >
    > > Any ideas?
    > >
    > > thanks.
    > >
    > > Evan

    >
    > Ship the case via UPS and then go Fed Ex Ground on the rest. I have had

    wonderful
    > luck with Fed Ex Ground.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Robert Schuh


    For some reason, FedEx Ground imposes some ridiculous surcharge to
    deliver to residential addresses in my area. It nearly doubles the cost of
    shipping. Luckily, I can have packages shipped to the music store where I
    teach and, thereby, avoid the surcharge.

    CM
  14. PeriscopeR

    PeriscopeR Guest

    it's correct. I entered the dimensions and weight myself. 7 piece with full
    hardware and cymbals. UPS prices have just gone WAAAAY up.


    e

    Subject: Re: UPS or FED EX or USPS for heavy hardware case?
    From: <A HREF="mailto:bluem0zark@aol.com ">bluem0zark@aol.com </A> (BlueM0ZARK)
    Date: Sat, Aug 16, 2003 7:18 AM
    Message-id: <20030816101839.29541.00000038@mb-m21.aol.com>

    < UPS shipping quotes $293.59 >

    there's no way that can be correct.
  15. PeriscopeR

    PeriscopeR Guest

    <is the seller using Mailboxes, Etc?>

    no. straight to UPS counter.

    e
  16. BlueM0ZARK

    BlueM0ZARK Guest

    < it's correct. I entered the dimensions and weight myself. 7 piece with full
    hardware and cymbals. UPS prices have just gone WAAAAY up.>

    Have you checked with Airborne Express, Emery Worldwide, Purolator, Roadway
    Express?

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