Good way to ship a board at reasonable cost?

Good way to ship a board at reasonable cost?

Post by newsreader » Tue, 29 May 2007 22:00:07


I'm looking for a good, reliable, insured way to ship a board from the
Baltimore area to the Boston or Cape Cod area. Could drop off and/or
pick up at a depot, etc. Boxed, it is about 120" x 36" x 6in, 35 lbs.

I've checked with FedEx ground and UPS, and it seems like it is too big
for them and one freight carrier I tried was way too expensive.

Suggestions?

thanks

Steve

 
 
 

Good way to ship a board at reasonable cost?

Post by shred.. » Tue, 29 May 2007 22:42:54

A few years ago Overnight did it for me but I think UPS bought them.
If you can still find Overnight give it a try. They may not have
linked up yet.

 
 
 

Good way to ship a board at reasonable cost?

Post by shred.. » Tue, 29 May 2007 22:44:50

Or was it Overnite?

 
 
 

Good way to ship a board at reasonable cost?

Post by Jame » Tue, 29 May 2007 22:45:06

I've shipped boards cross-country via Amtrak and it's relatively cheap
to do so - in the range of $50.  Check their website for train
stations near you and your destination that participate in the freight
program.

The other option would be to bribe a traveling windsurfing friend or
aquaintence to carry it down for you.

Good luck.

 
 
 

Good way to ship a board at reasonable cost?

Post by Glenn Woodel » Wed, 30 May 2007 06:59:42

I secondn the Amtrak idea. Done it several times. Fast, easy, and
pretty darn cheap. May have to locate a freight station near you.

Glenn


Quote:
>I've shipped boards cross-country via Amtrak and it's relatively cheap
>to do so - in the range of $50.  Check their website for train
>stations near you and your destination that participate in the freight
>program.

>The other option would be to bribe a traveling windsurfing friend or
>aquaintence to carry it down for you.

>Good luck.

 
 
 

Good way to ship a board at reasonable cost?

Post by Edward Runc » Fri, 01 Jun 2007 04:04:42

try DHL at office depot I shipped a board through them and it worked fine

Quote:
>I secondn the Amtrak idea. Done it several times. Fast, easy, and
> pretty darn cheap. May have to locate a freight station near you.

> Glenn


>>I've shipped boards cross-country via Amtrak and it's relatively cheap
>>to do so - in the range of $50.  Check their website for train
>>stations near you and your destination that participate in the freight
>>program.

>>The other option would be to bribe a traveling windsurfing friend or
>>aquaintence to carry it down for you.

>>Good luck.

 
 
 

Good way to ship a board at reasonable cost?

Post by Erik » Fri, 01 Jun 2007 12:27:07

I have used ForwardAir and DHL with no problems.