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    Default Shipping large and expensive packages

    Does anyone have a business account with UPS or Fedex? I might have to ship two large speakers across the country and the cheapest I'm seeing is nearly $400 for both (~85lbs/each). They have their own packaging but given what is inside, they're pretty delicate.

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    https://www.paypal.com/ca/webapps/mpp/shipping

    This is a new partnership with paypal. The prices quoted through net parcel with paypal were ~40-50% cheaper than the prices directly on UPS when I shipped something to the US.

    I'm not sure if the discounts would be as big for large items, but it's quick to sign up and get a quote. It's linked right through paypal, no new account needed and you can print your own shipping label.

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    What speakers are you shipping?

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    Can i piggy back off this? haha, anyone shipped rims across country before? (Toronto to Calgary for example) what would the cost associated be? with tires/without?

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    Chitchats near Blackfoot let’s you ship within Canada through a canadapost corporate account, for a lot of my stuff going out east I pay 13$ now instead of 20$ per package. Might be worth getting a quote.

    They also can ship with Canpar which is what rockauto used to deliver my heavy ass parts so that might be a cheaper ground shipping option.
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    You can try asking for quotes at UPS stores. I believe the individual UPS stores get shipping discounts depending on the volume they do. There were a few times where I was trying to ship several packages at a local UPS store with our company UPS account, and they asked what discount rates I'm getting and whether I can use their account for ~30% off listed rates.

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    Can i piggy back off this? haha, anyone shipped rims across country before? (Toronto to Calgary for example) what would the cost associated be? with tires/without?
    I once shipped a set of winter tires w/ rims (17'') from Calgary to Vancouver via Greyhound for ~ $180.. maybe 1.5 years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX_EVOLV View Post
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    You can try asking for quotes at UPS stores. I believe the individual UPS stores get shipping discounts depending on the volume they do. There were a few times where I was trying to ship several packages at a local UPS store with our company UPS account, and they asked what discount rates I'm getting and whether I can use their account for ~30% off listed rates.

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    I once shipped a set of winter tires w/ rims (17'') from Calgary to Vancouver via Greyhound for ~ $180.. maybe 1.5 years ago?
    There is no more greyhound to do that, is there?

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    http://www.shipgreyhound.ca/c/SitePages/gcxStep1.aspx

    It's on their website? but I'm not sure. I haven't looked since I last shipped.

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    Custom broker sounds like your best bet.

    Call Jori (403) 571-3200


    What kind of speakers? I have a small collection of huge vintage speakers and do re-foaming, re-capping etc. I also fix vintage amps.
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