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#12594187 - 01/24/18 06:36 PM UPS or USPS for shipping rods?
lizardfliper Offline
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I've shipped and received rods with both. Which do you prefer to get the rod there in 1 piece? And what about the rates? Does one have better than the other?
Thanks in advance cheers

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#12594191 - 01/24/18 06:37 PM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: lizardfliper]
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They are both capable of doing great or destroying a shipment. Best of luck!
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#12594193 - 01/24/18 06:38 PM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: lizardfliper]
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FedEx is always cheaper for me and they usually get there in one piece.

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#12594235 - 01/24/18 06:59 PM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: lizardfliper]
bigbass94 Online   content
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I have shipped over 20 rods via USPS. It's the only way to go.
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#12594283 - 01/24/18 07:34 PM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Rayzor Offline
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[quote=SteezMacQueen]They are both capable of doing great or destroying a shipment. Best of luck! [/quote

Absolute truth.
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#12594295 - 01/24/18 07:43 PM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: lizardfliper]
TexasPescado Offline
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Pack it correctly (wrapped in packing paper and stuffed in a pvc pipe) and you'll be fine with any carrier. Most damage occurs by improper packaging....kinda like this attempt by Amazon to pack and ship a rod and reel combo......


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#12594622 - 01/24/18 10:49 PM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: TexasPescado]
lizardfliper Offline
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Originally Posted By: TexasPescado
Pack it correctly (wrapped in packing paper and stuffed in a pvc pipe) and you'll be fine with any carrier. Most damage occurs by improper packaging....kinda like this attempt by Amazon to pack and ship a rod and reel combo......




OUCH!! I had a rod come from tacklwarehouse one time and the rod tube was broke in half!! rod was fine though, go figure!

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#12594631 - 01/24/18 11:06 PM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: lizardfliper]
Jumpin J Online   content
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pvc tube, only way to guarantee it, no matter the carrier.

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#12594688 - 01/25/18 06:14 AM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: bigbass94]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Originally Posted By: bigbass94
I have shipped over 20 rods via USPS. It's the only way to go.


I ship all kinds of stuff ( I'm a ebay seller ) and USPS is by far the safest, cheapest and fastest. Never had one problem. Just pack it right and you're good to go.
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#12594742 - 01/25/18 07:21 AM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: lizardfliper]
bassmanrudy Offline
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Always use PVC pipe!! And wrap in bubble wrap or use foam pieces especially on the ends and something in the middle to prevent rod slap.

I haven't mailed too many rods but have received numerous ones from all over and I would think USPS is "better" and from the labels I see on the tubes they appear to be cheaper than UPS/FedEx. With the new tendency for rods over 8' I'm sure its going to be a good bit more expensive than normal.
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#12594953 - 01/25/18 09:34 AM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: lizardfliper]
ChampionDon (SkeeterDon) Offline
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Fedex, neither of those two care about packages
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#12595031 - 01/25/18 10:27 AM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: ChampionDon (SkeeterDon)]
bigbass94 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: ChampionDon (SkeeterDon)
Fedex, neither of those two care about packages


Normally I would disagree with this statement, but I just received a brand new G. Loomis IMX Pro crankbait rod broken in half via USPS. I've shipped and received numerous rods with USPS and never had a problem. Needless to say, I'm on the fence about USPS.
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#12595043 - 01/25/18 10:32 AM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: lizardfliper]
MMosher Offline
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Registered: 12/18/17
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Loc: Missouri
FedEx on for me. I've had UPS and USPS lose stuff in the past.
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#12595061 - 01/25/18 10:49 AM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: lizardfliper]
shotgunwilly Online   content
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 814
I just shipped 2 rods with FEDEX. They were cheaper than UPS.

I did learn this...
Ship a 95" tube and it's $27 (to the destination of my buyer)
Ship a 96" tube... it's $150. hmmm

I went back home and cut the tube down.


Edited by shotgunwilly (01/25/18 10:50 AM)

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#12595330 - 01/25/18 01:29 PM Re: UPS or USPS for shipping rods? [Re: lizardfliper]
ScottSecs Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 342
Loc: Dallas, TX
This all sure makes you appreciate free shipping, doesn't it!!!

I have used FedEx without problem the last few times and they were cheaper than the UPS store just down the street - comparison shopping...

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