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Old 12-29-2011, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to ship a snowboard to portland, from Vancouver, but the only info I've got so far is rough estamates from fedx & ups. Between $150-$300 bucks.
I have never shipped any thing before, does that sound right? It sounds outrageous to me, it equals the cost of the board.

I'm trying to swap boards with someone, & I think I'm going to have to pay the shipping on both boards

There must be a better, cheaper way? No?

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Try to get ups or FedEx guidelines for oversized packages and then make sure you get it under. I just shipped a snowboard from CO to AZ and it was $18. But I had to cut about five inches off the packaging so it wouldn't be considered oversized. If it was oversized they would have charged close to $70.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have had a few boards shipped to me from the US. ALWAYS use USPS first class international. With tracking and insurance it should be in the 40-60$ range.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I need to ship a snowboard to portland, from Vancouver, but the only info I've got so far is rough estamates from fedx & ups. Between $150-$300 bucks.
I have never shipped any thing before, does that sound right? It sounds outrageous to me, it equals the cost of the board.

I'm trying to swap boards with someone, & I think I'm going to have to pay the shipping on both boards

There must be a better, cheaper way? No?

Thanks

TT
I'm guessing the prices you're getting are online. This is a really good write up on how to go about shipping a board. Scroll through the posts too, there's a ton of good information in this thread...

Snowboard shipping 101. - Bomber Carving Community
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I need to ship a snowboard to portland, from Vancouver, but the only info I've got so far is rough estamates from fedx & ups. Between $150-$300 bucks.
I have never shipped any thing before, does that sound right? It sounds outrageous to me, it equals the cost of the board...
U didn't mention whether u were shipping to Portland Oregon, or Maine, but I think the real problem is NOT that you're over sized. If It's going From BC to the states it's "International"! ...and those rates are very expensive!

Call 1 800 GO-FEDEX & Talk to a Cust service rep. to be sure. I can't remember if "Ground" does any international to & from Canada, but if they do, it might be a better, cheaper option.

(...Also, a box this size with just a board in it won't weigh all that much, but you will be charged using a "Dimensional Weight". Meaning they figure a box of that size should be charged [Just an example] @ 50 lbs, instead of the 15-20 it actually weighs)

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Old 12-30-2011, 11:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've shipped 2 boards in the United States UPS and it was $25-30 each time.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Awesome, thanks for the help guys.
Portland Oregon, sorry

I went in to a UPS store & the dude told me between $150-$300, I didnt have any measurements though. Then as I was leaving I saw two fedx trucks parked way in the back corner of the parking lot, they said if it didnčt matter when it got there, about $150

I like the $18 dollar part, I have to pay for shipping my board to him & I have to pay for his board back to me.
So paying $40-60 twice, I cant afford that & would have to come up with something else. The dude is coming up from Colorado, originaly he said he was going to come all the way to Vancouver, then only to Seattle, now he can only get as far as Fort Hood Oregon.


Would It be cheaper to just get across the border, then ship it from Washigton.

After the first time he changed it from Van to Seattle, I put an add in the Rideshare on Craiglist. It was a pretty big longshot to see if someone wanted to bring my board to Seattle, & do the swap, then deliver his back up to me in Van.
I almost shat my pants when this showed up in my email


Hey,
Curious if you found anyone yet to help ya out. I usually head over to Bellingham or Seattle frequently if I'm off work and could maybe help ya out with maybe a barter in return. I always wanted to learn how to snowboard If you could possibly teach me how to board and even how to purchase a new board with bindings and stuff that would be sweet. Am totally reliable as worked with the Vancouver School Board so a mandatory criminal check is done and plus dont think I would steal your board cause I dont even know how to snowboard reason I need your help too. Lemme know if this interests ya and we can try to make arrangements on my next day off
Cheers mate,
Ray

Fuck, I thought I had it all figured out, & a new snowboarding buddy to boot. He has never boarded, but he surfs. I figure he will be able to get on snowboard & ride away.
Then he changed it to Oregon.
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He probably has an uncle in nigeria and a meth habit too. Stick to a "reliable" source for your shipping before you end up the guy making the thread about the craiglist add guy who smokes meth and stole your board LOL
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Usually boards we ship average $22-$35 FedEx.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, buddy sent his board UPS. It should show up in a few days I think.
Then I just have to stuff my board back in the box he sent me & ship it back.
Problem solved, thanks everyone for your input.

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