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Sorry if this doesn’t belong here, but it is classified related. Has anyone gotten shipping quotes or shipped a stand in the last few days? I tried to buy a stand yesterday and when the seller went to ship it, they told him over $100!! I went online to ups and usps to get a quote, and sure enough, $108! For a Summit! I know a summit box is bulky but that’s insane! Seems they told him if it doesn’t fit in one of their fancy “if it fits it ships” boxes, it’s 100 lbs billable weight! That’s completely outrageous! I noticed the other day I was gonna order some amsteel from a hammock supply place and the shipping was now $15! For 25’ of amsteel! Couldn’t be more than a few ounces! Did the shipping companies all bump their heads for the New Years? Like I said, sorry if it doesn’t fit classified guidelines, but it definitely affects the classifieds on here!


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Physically go in and check. I shopped something and when I looked at the site it said 68? I went it and it cost me 22?


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That’s what the seller did, went in person. Not that I didn’t believe him, but I wanted to see what the deal was so he gave me the measurements and weight, and I came up with the same thing. I’ve shipped dozens of stands and never paid half that.


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I’ve shipped dozens as well.. usually around the $35-$45 range. I don’t know what the deal is now


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I must admit, I should've taken it in prior to listing, but went online instead and estimated it at $50. After selling I took it to USPS and the base rate was $48, which is what I came up with. Then they started measuring the box and it jumped to $108. Tried UPS next at $106, then Fed Ex at $119!!! I feel like total crap over the deal. Even tried different ways to box it, but based on the length of the platform, almost impossible to bring the cost down.


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I'm having a summit viper shipped to me by a member here and I believe it cost him under $50 from USPS.
Yup- 12 hr ride if driving, boxed as small as possible, some extras in there and around 23lbs total.


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I shipped a 28 lb stand from PA to CT for 31.00 UPS yesterday
 

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Does it matter if it's boxed already. I would think so.
 

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Was you buying the stand hailey.
 

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Was you buying the stand hailey.
Yeah I was, but he refunded me my money since he would have taken a major loss. I’m not sure what the deal is. Me and him both were getting ridiculous shipping rates for the size weight and distance. And the distance wasn’t even that far.. I’ve shipped way farther for way less


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Maybe it's the time of year.
 

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If you had some muddy pro sticks laying around I would make you a deal on my summit specialist.
 
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