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    Default Anyone ship a bike to or from another province?

    I have someone interested in my Litespeed frame/fork but he's from Manitoba. Has anyone here ever shipped a bike/bike frame either to or from another province? Just trying to gauge how much it would cost to do so. I don't want to go through all the effort of getting a box, packing up everything, and getting a quote only for him to shit his pants at what I'm assuming would be ridiculous prices and bail on the sale.

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    Look into Netparcel, basically like a group buy co for negotiating commercial shipping quotes which helps a ton with oversized items.

    Saves me probably 50% on delivery of my rims from Quebec. They just sub out to whatever shipper is cheapest, UPS in my case.
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    I don't think it's that bad because proper bicycle boxes aren't heavy and have convenient handles.

    Back in the day they were free to take on airplanes (as a passenger) "because sporting goods". Not that that helps you, at all...

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    Ground Canada Post parcel shouldn't be too expensive.
    The frame and fork should fit on a very large Amazon Box, my guess is around 50-70$ with tracking and insurance.

    I've sold a couple of oversized items online in the past and don't recall paying over 100$ unless shipping to Asia.

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    I think I paid $125 from Comox to Calgary but that also included the bike shop taking the bike apart and packing it properly into a bike box.

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    Thanks guys! Looks like buyer may have flaked out, but good to know for future reference. I got a $75 shipping quote for an aluminum tripod I was selling a couple months ago, so I just assumed a bike frame was looking upwards of $150-200.

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