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Old 10-20-2010, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How much to ship a tire?

I feel like I just got fucked without even getting a reacharound.

Shipped a 33" x 12.5 15 MT/R (NO WHEEL) 56lbs

from Dallas to Reno UPS and it was $82

Is that about right?
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A couple of the online tire places' shipping prices don't change much between ordering a single or a set. Tirerack is one. I paid about the same to ship two 32's as I did to ship five 35's.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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FOUR tires: $95.48 shipping total.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Should have cost about $19-$25.

$82, no way!
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Just plugged it into my machine here at work & I get $50 ($40, but it tacks on another $10 when you add in the dimentions of the tire). Add another $2.45 for residential delivery. That's full price, no discount (meaning my bill would actually be less than that). I typically add 30% when I'm billing for freight, but that's company to company.
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I knew I was getting fucked on this.

Oh well, chalk it up to me being a dumb ass and going to the closest shipping store and not driving another 2 miles to FedEx for a comparison price.
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I paid $120 to ship 2 275/40/17's from southeast tx to northern cali
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Freight prices on race tires (typically 15" to 17") run between $18 and $25 per tire

Worst I have seen was $135 freight on a Hoosier Wet that was ordered at 5pm, and delivered by 10am the next day. The dealer who screwed up the order covered that cost.
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Do the shipping places actually mark up the rates or are the paid out of the proceeds of the standard rate?

I ship atv/utv tires/wheel takeoffs all over the country and charge 80.00 shipping. One out of ten might be close to going over but that is rare.
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what's the best way to ship a tire? fed ex? ups?
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Do the shipping places actually mark up the rates or are the paid out of the proceeds of the standard rate?

I ship atv/utv tires/wheel takeoffs all over the country and charge 80.00 shipping. One out of ten might be close to going over but that is rare.
A local pack and ship charges at least 25% just to print the label as compared to the UPS store a few miles away.
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I was picking some stuff UP at UPS not long ago and saw a tire with a delivery ticket TAPED to teh tire...LOL...talk about bare bones...no box, no wrapper, just the address label...
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I was picking some stuff UP at UPS not long ago and saw a tire with a delivery ticket TAPED to teh tire...LOL...talk about bare bones...no box, no wrapper, just the address label...
Never had a tire delivered any other way.
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I just shipped 4 37" tires and H1's, 650lbs, from Indianapolis,In to Colorado springs, Co for $250.
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I was picking some stuff UP at UPS not long ago and saw a tire with a delivery ticket TAPED to teh tire...LOL...talk about bare bones...no box, no wrapper, just the address label...
Just had 5 new KM2's shipped this way. Thank god or they wouldn't of fit in the back of my wifes car to bring them home from the office.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:14 PM   #16 (permalink)
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try using a freight company in the future . you would to take it to the freight company or pick up at freight company for the most savings . they usually charge based on dimensions and not weight. its also cheaper to use freight companies and ship on tuesdays .
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