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Old 04-21-2003, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Price to ship WRX wheels and tires. HOLY CRAP.

Dude. It was $192 to ship four WRX OEM wheels and tires in cardboard sandwiches to Wisconsin.

Surely there must be a better (cheaper) way to ship them?

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Old 04-21-2003, 07:26 PM   #2
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well, you are sending something halfway across the country. wheels and tires aren't exactly featherweights either......

for the most part, every shipping company will be relatively the same
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Old 04-21-2003, 07:39 PM   #3
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Wheels and tires are heavy and bulky. Fuel is very expensive right now. But darn near 2 bills is a lot, did you shop around?
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:48 PM   #4
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Try using AMTRAK
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:58 PM   #5
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You got ripped off. I bet you went to a "mailboxes etc.." or something like that??

Those places rip you off like nobody's business.
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Old 04-22-2003, 10:10 AM   #6
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I assume you're shipping each wheel separately? If not, do it. It's cheaper. Just cut a round piece of cardboard to fit over each side of the wheel, and tape them up really well. Should be about $20-$30 a wheel via UPS.
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Old 04-22-2003, 10:35 AM   #7
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Tirerack only charges about $60 for 4 wheels/tires. Maybe they're getting some good deal because of their volume business?
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:16 PM   #8
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max i was quoted was $35 each wheel/tire combo at those
paknsend places. $25 out of commerical UPS from our office.

yah, tirerack must have good deals due to volume which is
cool because they pass on the savings to us.
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Old 04-22-2003, 03:23 PM   #9
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I spent $120 to ship mine via UPS. That does seem a little high.

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