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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Dahmer, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Dahmer

    Dahmer Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I’m done bitching. Nobody’s fault but mine. Put on my big boy shorts and accept it. Thanks.
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    That's a drag.

    I did a sample calculation, making up a Harrisburg, PA and Reno, NV zip code, along with your weight (19.8 lbs) and dimensions (18 x 18 x 12"):
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    Came out a little less ($66.44), with about $5 of that being for value above $100. States 'Dimensional Weight . . . used to calculate your rate', so you are getting dinged by the volume of your box. Some cost may be shipping from / delivering to smaller towns (?) and to a residential address. I try to check FedEx, UPS, and USPS rates when shipping something - the differences can be significant sometimes. Don't do enough to have an account with any of them, where you can receive significant discounts.

    Philbert

    P.S. - my local FedEx office has a sign up that they will not accept Home Depot boxes! Said 'too many failures'.
     
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    Priority Shipping?
     
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    HarleyT Addicted to ArboristSite

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    re-enter the dimensions at 18x18x16, he put that up in a later post.
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    You're a PIA, you know that @HarleyT ? Good thing that you occasionally contribute some useful stuff, sometimes . . . .

    Screen shot 2018-02-13 at 11.42.14 AM.png

    Goes up quite a bit to ship that extra air (reminds me of an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie about Mars . . .)

    Philbert
     
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    Dahmer Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Nope. The next cheapest.
     
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    Dahmer Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I used the “heavy duty” box.
     
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    GTG's save on shipping unless they have something I can't live without:ices_rofl: No wait still save on shipping just spend more while I enjoy the rest of the experience.:happybanana:
     
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    1Alpha1 100% USDA certified abnormality-free.

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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    Doesn't matter who you ship thru anymore. It's just plain expensive.

    Last Christmas, we shipped a padded envelope to a relative via USPS. Must have weighed 2 or 3 lbs. at most, from what I can recall. Cost us over $10.00. They were just Christmas cards.

    BTW.....have you priced greeting cards as of late? :eek:
     
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    This is the most expensive package I've sent in the last three months. 70+cc powerhead. Not sure what I'm doing different.
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    Dahmer Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I would have felt better if you had kicked me in the nuts rather than post that. Going to the bathroom and look in the mirror and see if I got drunk and had IDIOT tattooed on my forehead.
     
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    Sorry... If it makes you feel better out of the blue I got charged $35 to ship 70ccs to your neck of the woods last month. Not sure what happened there.
     
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    Weird part is I just shipped at the same time a Makita 6401, 2 bars and 2 chains to Northfield, MN for $35. :wtf: Granted it was a Parts saw so no extra ins. but that 6401 with the extra bar and chain is no lightweight but dang. Drivers must get hazard pay for driving thru the desert.
     
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    Just looked on the receipt, that 6401 weighed 5 lbs more.
     
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    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

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    I cannot remember if I mentioned in this thread or a different one but it is a function of weight, size, distance, and in certain circumstances the distance from a shipping hub. If they have to truck it out to some rural BFE address it is going to be different than in town.

    Fedex seems to have gone up since the new year but still has been pretty fair.
     
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    Dahmer Addicted to ArboristSite

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    BFE around here is the major metropolis.
     
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    Or have this tattooed. Maybe FedEx said "F___Me? No, F___ You![​IMG]

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    And he wonders why he can't get a job

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    1Alpha1 100% USDA certified abnormality-free.

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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.

    I'd bet my last dollar that getting a job is the last thing on his simple mind.
     
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    Unless he gets paid with meth.

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