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Shipping a rod #12800418
06/21/18 03:19 PM
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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?

Re: Shipping a rod [Re: Blue Blazer 2400] #12800493
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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.

Re: Shipping a rod [Re: Blue Blazer 2400] #12800511
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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.

Re: Shipping a rod [Re: Blue Blazer 2400] #12801831
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FedEx is expensive. I can't say on the other two.

Re: Shipping a rod [Re: Blue Blazer 2400] #12822208
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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.

Last edited by EJ3; 07/10/18 01:52 AM.
Re: Shipping a rod [Re: EJ3] #12828904
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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.

Re: Shipping a rod [Re: Blue Blazer 2400] #12829213
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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, UPS, FedEx.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by EJ3; 07/19/18 12:56 AM.
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