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How To Ship A Header?


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Get it in the smallest box that it will fit in safely, but there is no escaping the size and weight of it.

 

Shipping prices are all over the map these days. Check the big 3 - usps, fedex, ups. 

 

Used to be that you could buy space on grayhound buses too for cheap shipping, I bought seats that way!

 

~Jason

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1) UPS and FedEx go more by size, less by weight

2) USPS goes more by weight, less by size

3) utilize USPS flat rate boxes if possible

4) UPS and FedEx direct rates (UPS Store, UPS.com, FedEx Office, etc) are $$$$$$.  You NEED a commercial account

5) Use Pirate Ship (https://ship.pirateship.com/).  UPS and USPS options, commercial rates.  I have used it a ton and saves a LOT of money.

 

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Like bergie33 said.

 

Also maybe try some of the options cited in this thread:

 

https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/311426-an-alternative-shipping-option-for-you-and-some-suggestions

 

You'll definitely want to do a custom-fit and taped multi box-section type packaging arrangement to secure the header from damage while shipping. Headers aren’t heavy - but they’re awkward.

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If you minimize the size of the box to barely larger than the header, you will need to cover the pointy bits with additional layers of cardboard or real board.  Otherwise, they will end up poking out through the box after the shipping gorillas get done playing catch with it in every shipping terminal. 

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I second the Greyhound recommendation.  I bought a good used exhaust manifold from an FAQ guy who I think was in Kansas.  The shipping was remarkably cheap from there to San Diego.  (6 years ago.)  Easy pickup at the Greyhound station and it didn't take all that long.   The packing wasn't very critical. 

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Shipped a Scheel seat from Michigan to Cal Greyhound, it was pretty inexpensive and easy. 

 

Keep track of all the time you spend researching the shipping, getting the packaging, making the packaging, filling out the paperwork and taking the item to where it is being shipped from - it will bum you out (even applying a nominal hourly rate).  Shipping suc*s unless it is something small and fits in box easy.

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While I don't remember how much my Greyhound shipment cost, I'm quite sure it was a whole lot less than $85.  Maybe $25 -$30 or something like that.  Of course, that was six years ago, and shipping costs have certainly gone up.  But even so, I would at least check Greyhound before paying $85.  I understand that it seems like a good deal because it's half of UPS.    Maybe it is a good deal compared to everything else - Greyhound included.   

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Seriously Check the Greyhound size and weight requirements and use their online system to work up a quote

Ive used them for transmissions and even seats  It can’t be beat

And As jp5 Touring says you get a chance to go to the bus station When’s the last time you did that Andy ? 

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