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Old 05-13-2022, 01:43 PM   #1
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Just a warning... Shipping is outrageous if you sell something in the classifieds and have to ship... Careful or itíll cost you big...
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Old 05-13-2022, 01:49 PM   #2
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I think it's relative... I just sent a 5"x5"x7" 1.5lb box to Australia for $30

I was shocked it was that low. Of course, it may be 6 months before it arrives

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Old 05-13-2022, 01:50 PM   #3
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Yep it cost me a ridiculous amount to ship larger items beginning this year. Wasn’t expecting quite that big of an increase.
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Old 05-13-2022, 01:51 PM   #4
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Old 05-13-2022, 03:08 PM   #5
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TBH Express is the bombdiggity
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Old 05-13-2022, 03:35 PM   #6
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Itís all in how you ship. USPS has a $15 surcharge for items over 36Ē now. Use Pirateship.com to print your own labels at a discount.


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Old 05-13-2022, 05:51 PM   #7
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What ever you do, don't use Lone Star Overnight! Also known as LSO.com. The reveiws speak for them selves. I've got some money tied up in a transaction with a merchant that used them to ship a product to me. The merchant chose the shipper. And I've been trying to work with the merchant. After a few days of detective work, I've concluded they do not have a facility in Ft. Worth. I went to the last known addresses. And it's been over a year since they were at one. And 3 years at another. I called the merchant (a very big corporation) and suggested they investigate. I may contact the Texas AG next. There is no sense in a scam operation of this size getting way with theft like they have. And they have, or supposed to have, service centers all over Texas. When you call them, at any facility, the answering system always says they can't take call right now. Or call back during business hours. And, to use the website to track a package. My package was scheduled to be delivered May 5th. And the sight said I "wasn't in Burleson". Heck, I've been here for over 33 years!


Just go check the reviews on their website! 1.2 stars ain't good! Yelp has similar reviews.

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Old 05-13-2022, 05:59 PM   #8
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All shipping is high... I don’t care who you go thru...��*♂️
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Old 05-14-2022, 12:51 AM   #9
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What ever you do, don't use Lone Star Overnight! Also known as LSO.com. The reveiws speak for them selves. I've got some money tied up in a transaction with a merchant that used them to ship a product to me. The merchant chose the shipper. And I've been trying to work with the merchant. After a few days of detective work, I've concluded they do not have a facility in Ft. Worth. I went to the last known addresses. And it's been over a year since they were at one. And 3 years at another. I called the merchant (a very big corporation) and suggested they investigate. I may contact the Texas AG next. There is no sense in a scam operation of this size getting way with theft like they have. And they have, or supposed to have, service centers all over Texas. When you call them, at any facility, the answering system always says they can't take call right now. Or call back during business hours. And, to use the website to track a package. My package was scheduled to be delivered May 5th. And the sight said I "wasn't in Burleson". Heck, I've been here for over 33 years!


Just go check the reviews on their website! 1.2 stars ain't good! Yelp has similar reviews.
We just dealt with them for the first time. And have NO IDEA why our vendor chose them to use. Aggravating to say the least when we have customers waiting for product from us, that is being held up by those yahoos jacking around with the product. Thankfully they understood it wasnít usÖwe knocked it out and got our portion done as soon as we had the materials in hand, but ďout for deliveryĒ for over a week and a half is ridiculous
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Old 05-14-2022, 06:54 AM   #10
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Yea I just found this out, shipped an AR upper and got hit with the extra $15 on top of the shipping. It's Bull S
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Old 05-14-2022, 07:39 AM   #11
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There’s no way I’d drive across the country to deliver one of my bows for 60-70.00. It all relative to how you look at it. I honestly don’t see how they can do it for what they can with current fuel prices .
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Old 05-14-2022, 07:50 AM   #12
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What ever you do, don't use Lone Star Overnight! Also known as LSO.com. The reveiws speak for them selves. I've got some money tied up in a transaction with a merchant that used them to ship a product to me. The merchant chose the shipper. And I've been trying to work with the merchant. After a few days of detective work, I've concluded they do not have a facility in Ft. Worth. I went to the last known addresses. And it's been over a year since they were at one. And 3 years at another. I called the merchant (a very big corporation) and suggested they investigate. I may contact the Texas AG next. There is no sense in a scam operation of this size getting way with theft like they have. And they have, or supposed to have, service centers all over Texas. When you call them, at any facility, the answering system always says they can't take call right now. Or call back during business hours. And, to use the website to track a package. My package was scheduled to be delivered May 5th. And the sight said I "wasn't in Burleson". Heck, I've been here for over 33 years!


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Yep
Bought something and it was shipped LSO. Had never heard of them and after 2 weeks of no change in tracking info requested refund and seller did investigation and returned my money. Also said if I received item to just keep it. Low and behold a few weeks later it showed up

For clothes and things like frameless backpacks try using the bags to ship in. Has been a little cheaper for me on a few things. You can buy them at places like walmart. Material is thin but tough
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Old 05-14-2022, 07:52 AM   #13
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On commercial items it’s doubled.
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Old 05-14-2022, 08:06 AM   #14
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Ugh, my animals from SA should be shipping soon.
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Old 05-14-2022, 08:16 AM   #15
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yeah watch out for the ones cashing in and scaming also , bought a shotgun off of gunbroker out of tulsa. the jackwagon charged me 85 bucks to ship it . then emailed me a copy of the shipping recipt with the tracking number and he forgot to cover up the total shipping cost on the bottom it was 39.00 ,called him out on it and he turned into a ghost .
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Old 05-14-2022, 08:44 AM   #16
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We do 400 priority overnight shipments a month. {There by 10:30am the next day}
FedEx has gone up 14% a year for the last 2 years. It went from $17 dollars to $21 dollars to get a half pound package to any where America...
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Old 05-14-2022, 09:03 AM   #17
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Old 05-14-2022, 09:30 AM   #18
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I shipped a motorcycle frame to Wisconsin a couple months ago using blue line shipping. They work through Fastenal locations. I believe it cost me 100 but it might have been a tad more. I dropped it off ( had to be on a pallet) and it got there in a few days
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:35 AM   #19
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Try ordering taxidermy supplies...
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Old 05-14-2022, 11:23 AM   #20
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Man now that is out of control all the way around but with a certain company for sure!!!! This ain't good!!!! I have a group in Africa at the moment and they killed a bunch.. I would imagine some MAJOR sticker shock is on the horizon, on every end..
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Old 05-14-2022, 11:33 PM   #21
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I’ve sold some small items in the classifieds... Shipping has doubled and more...
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Old 05-14-2022, 11:47 PM   #22
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Honestly, what hasn't doubled at this point?
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Old 05-15-2022, 12:13 AM   #23
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My paycheck..
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Old 05-15-2022, 12:17 AM   #24
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Old 05-15-2022, 09:45 AM   #25
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Small flat rate box used to ship for around $5.50 maybe a couple years ago. Itís now somewhere around $9.00.


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Old 05-15-2022, 09:50 AM   #26
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I shipped a bow in case and it was $73.00 via FedEx. USPS wanted $93 and UPS was $87. Here in Texas too. I guessed it would be $35 or so.
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Old 05-15-2022, 10:07 AM   #27
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My small business relies on shipping. Costs have gone up annually but most are still "reasonable" as long as you know how to approach it. Use a program like GoShippo where it'll price the three major carriers for you. They'll also create a small business account on your behalf to take advantage of major discounts. The cost to ship UPS from home is something like 1/3 of taking the item into UPS Store and letting them print postage for you.
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Old 05-15-2022, 10:13 AM   #28
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We do 400 priority overnight shipments a month. {There by 10:30am the next day}
FedEx has gone up 14% a year for the last 2 years. It went from $17 dollars to $21 dollars to get a half pound package to any where America...
What service do you use? I had to switch to stamps.com because Paypal couldn't compete with the discounts of stamps after a price increase a few years ago. There's got to be something better than what I'm doing.
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Old 05-15-2022, 10:39 AM   #29
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yeah , mckinzies charged me 20 bucks to ship 18 bucks worth of needles and took two weeks to get them , now i order from jetz till they get greedy.
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:29 AM   #30
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Small flat rate box used to ship for around $5.50 maybe a couple years ago. Itís now somewhere around $9.00.


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I havenít found anything close to 9 bucks for a small box...
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Old 05-16-2022, 01:05 PM   #31
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I havenít found anything close to 9 bucks for a small box...

Using flat rate boxes gets you a fixed rate. If it fits in the box then itís the same no matter the weight. They will send you flat rate shipping supplies for free.





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Old 05-16-2022, 02:21 PM   #32
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i just shipped a baseball bat and got hit with a $15 non-standard item over 30" charge, it was only going to be $13.95 to ship it, plus $3.99 for the box.
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i just shipped a baseball bat and got hit with a $15 non-standard item over 30" charge, it was only going to be $13.95 to ship it, plus $3.99 for the box.

Ouch, which carrier? UPS charges oversize fee for anything over 48Ē long.


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Old 05-16-2022, 05:58 PM   #34
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measure the dimensions in inches, confirm the exact weight, share the TO: and FR: zip codes and I'll quote you a price
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Old 05-16-2022, 06:22 PM   #35
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The post office. We buy and sell a lot of bats and they've always been the cheapest, usually about $15-17 total.

Gonna have to shop around now.
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:57 PM   #36
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A small canvas 14" X 18" unfamed pic from Miss, insurance @ $700
cost $100 . Darn near cheaper to travel that far by car. Lol
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:40 PM   #37
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Well yeah
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Old 05-18-2022, 02:06 PM   #38
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Just sent my BLR to Neil Jones in PA in a small hard case to redo the trigger, $120 ups ground.
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