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Lucky 1
 I shipped a CB750 gas tank .
It cost $63.00
UPS ground.

I will not be shipping anymore gas tanks.
The only way you can cut the cost is to ship it in the smallest box possible and
use that method where you pour expandable foam into a plastic bag.
Then sit the tank down into it, inside the box.
The weight is of almost NO consideration. Only the size of the package.

Of course I do not know where you get that foam system.
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TOOLS1
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WOW I keep telling Shiny about UPS being, so expensive. I have shipped gas tanks through FedEx, for less then $30.00, and through the USPS, for less then $25.00. There is no way I would use UPS.
TOOLS
BTW I got the sprocket today. Thanks!!
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1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
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shinyribs
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I found the trick to using UPS is to NOT use their online shipping calculator to print off your label. It is heavily "padded "to ensure they wont undercharge you. The tank I sent pat went from VA to CA for $17. USPS. It was well packaged
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Lucky 1
I shipped a CB750 tank with FEDEX....$60.

I won't be selling anymore on Ebay that is for sure.
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Lucky 1
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Thanks for letting me know you received the sprocket.
I sent that USPS and with them it is ALL about the weight.

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Charlie1717
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I only use UPS, however my workplace has a deal with UPS so I get a great discount and it is purely based on weight. I shipped a car transmission in a box (65 lbs) for $25 a guitar amp (50 lbs) for $17. I do enjoy the satisfaction of being confident my package will arrive to where I send it vs usps where I've had several packages "lost".

Anyway, another idea- I work for Fastenal and you can actually use our truck systems to ship stuff which is much cheaper than any other service. We have Fastenal's all over the country and our truck system is pretty efficient and about as fast if not faster than ups. Just an idea you could try!

Or just bring it to me and I'll ship it for you!
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Lucky 1
There is a Fastenal store near where I live.
Can any Fastenal store do shipping?
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Lucky 1
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You know I heard on the radio the other day a company is looking for new "apps" computer applications.
Programs for computers.

It would be great for a person to design a computer program so that people taking auto trips across the country could go to a website and select a category say....Lamps, and carry a lamp to  another city for someone for a fee, or gasoline money that is less than a trucking company would charge.

Or take a bicycle for you etc.,.
It just needs a name now......lets think,  What about "Travel Buddy"
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robs750
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I have had good results and costs with USPS.I found  UPS to be more costly.
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TOOLS1
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I think craigslist might have a category, for that, but a phone app, or web site would be neat. Very good idea.
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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Charlie1717
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It is called uship.com
Haven't you seen the show yet!

Also, I'm not 100% if all Fastenals will do it but they ought to. I would just stop in and see if it is a possibility. Talk to the manager though because the part timers may not be aware because most people don't use this ability.
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1992 Ford Festiva BP 1.8l Swap

Bargersville, IN
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Lucky 1
Thanks Charlie1717.
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Klingam92
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For any business it is very important to hire the shipping services. If you just want to directly send the products to your customer or client then you can utilize their Warehousing services as well because most of the courier companies provide that. We also have hired Warehousing service Dallas for our online business.