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I'm trying to find a way to make some extra cash and thinking my knowledge could help some of you.



I'm not trying to advertise or take away from larry's business but thought I'm pretty good at rebuilding various things. I rebuilt my MC (re-used old good parts) and my front brake. And then on a few other bikes redoing the brake drums and siezed pieces.



So I'm not sure what is cheap to ship I would like to go out and say if there's something you have that you don't want to pay a lot to get fixed that maybe I could help. I rebuilt the fork seals on my bike as well.



So this is just a feeler to see if there is anything I could help out with. After all at work I do have a 4600 snap-on chest with full drawers
 

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Depending on the prices for work everything is cheap to ship for the most part. Cheap for one isn't for another but the tank Larry built me fit in a box 22x26x15 or maybe a bit taller and was 25 pounds and insured for $1000. It only cost $40 to ship.



If only going two states away use brown boxes with USPS. If going several states away express boxes are well worth the money.
 

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Last time i used USPS it was very very difficult to just ship a package. The little kiosk only prints out a label that i still have to fill out and then they are generally rude as hell.



I love UPS just for the easiness of business. I go in, take whatever it is, weigh it and they slap a sticker on it. Yes, its a little more but at least you don't have to pay extra for a tracking number.
 

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USPS used to (and probably still has) a "bag rate" which is a service known only by a few. They provide you with a big mail sack and whatever you can stuff into it goes at a really low rate.



Worth looking into.
 

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Last time i used USPS it was very very difficult to just ship a package. The little kiosk only prints out a label that i still have to fill out and then they are generally rude as hell.



I love UPS just for the easiness of business. I go in, take whatever it is, weigh it and they slap a sticker on it. Yes, its a little more but at least you don't have to pay extra for a tracking number.


UPS is not a good choice for cross border shipping. They have their own little customs brokerage racket going on.
 

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Racket isn't the word for it and the ones I'd choose can't be posted publicly.
 

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I agree with marshallf3 and then some. I've been badly stung by the UPS border racket twice. Now I don't buy anything from a U.S. vendor if they won't ship by somebody other than UPS. I tend to think of UPS as an organized crime outfit. Where I live the UPS drivers are rude, geographically challenged (as in they couldn't find a fish in a rain barrel, never mind my rural address) and about half as fast as the Canada Post Office. UPS once took more than a month to get a package from Vancouver Island to me. On a good day I can drive that distance in 14 hours. I quit buying computer stuff from Tiger Direct because they will only ship with UPS. I live 1 mile off a provincial highway and they always phone me (usually at about 6:00 AM) to ask if there's someplace in town where they can drop off my shipment. I say "No, Ive paid for door to door service." Then when they do deliver the package they'll just hand it to me without saying hello, goodbye or kiss my a$$. One time after they phoned and I insisted that they deliver the package the driver said he was too busy that day. He was 4 miles from my house and I didn't get delivery until two days later. Sorry about this rant. I go somewhat ballistic when UPS is mentioned.
 
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