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#12800418 - 06/21/18 10:19 AM Shipping a rod
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1404
Loc: Royse City, Tx
Who has the lowest rates to ship a rod (USPS, UPS,FedEx)?

I have got online and tried to figure out how much it would cost to ship a rod tube but I can not find on any of their websites where I can ship a long tube. All I can see is package deminsions?

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#12800493 - 06/21/18 11:08 AM Re: Shipping a rod [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
sll Offline
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Registered: 05/16/18
Posts: 101
Loc: TN
I hate to say this as I do not like to use UPS for anything, but they are usually cheaper with that length of package. Shipping rods is not cheap.

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#12800511 - 06/21/18 11:22 AM Re: Shipping a rod [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Titleist77 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/14/08
Posts: 560
Loc: PK TX
Originally Posted By: Blue Blazer 2400
Who has the lowest rates to ship a rod (USPS, UPS,FedEx)?

I have got online and tried to figure out how much it would cost to ship a rod tube but I can not find on any of their websites where I can ship a long tube. All I can see is package deminsions?


I shipped a 92" tube from TX to Maine via FedEx Last month for $49. I shipped a 88" tube via USPS PRIORITY last week from TX to Colorado for $18. Both were PVC.

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#12801831 - 06/22/18 01:12 PM Re: Shipping a rod [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
hurricanecraig Offline
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Registered: 04/17/17
Posts: 79
Loc: Dallas, TX
FedEx is expensive. I can't say on the other two.

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#12822208 - 07/09/18 08:51 PM Re: Shipping a rod [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
EJ3 Online   content
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 70
Loc: Bullard, TX
I went to ship two rods today in a 3" PVC tube. The tube was 99" long. FedEX wanted $150 to ship and UPS wanted $108 to ship. This was obviously much higher than what I expected. I knew a bigger tube would be more than shipping one rod, but not that much more. I quizzed the UPS employee and found out that 96" is the break point. If I cut the tube back to 96", shipping cost will drop to $35. Just thought I would share for future reference. I believe this is one of the only times being 3" shorter is better.


Edited by EJ3 (07/09/18 08:52 PM)

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#12828904 - Yesterday at 08:20 AM Re: Shipping a rod [Re: EJ3]
H2O Seeker Offline
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Registered: 06/26/11
Posts: 693
Loc: Denison, Texas/Texoma
Originally Posted By: EJ3
I went to ship two rods today in a 3" PVC tube. The tube was 99" long. FedEX wanted $150 to ship and UPS wanted $108 to ship. This was obviously much higher than what I expected. I knew a bigger tube would be more than shipping one rod, but not that much more. I quizzed the UPS employee and found out that 96" is the break point. If I cut the tube back to 96", shipping cost will drop to $35. Just thought I would share for future reference. I believe this is one of the only times being 3" shorter is better.

Good info.
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#12829213 - Yesterday at 02:28 PM Re: Shipping a rod [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
EJ3 Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 70
Loc: Bullard, TX
After a week of "experimenting", I have found the following:

1) keep it below 8 ft. Not worth shipping anything over.
2) Lowest to highest shippers = USPS, FedEx, UPS.

Hope this helps.

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