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Old 01-20-2020, 06:23 PM
slingerland slingerland is offline
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Default $475 to ship a drum set???

I listed a set on for the first time, and I had a buyer interested across the country. I got an estimate from FedEx for $475 needless to say the buyer passed. I never shipped an entire set before, just wondering if you guys go a different (cheaper) path. this was ground which is cheapest they offer. it was bass plus 5 drums all over sized.
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Old 01-20-2020, 06:45 PM
vintagemore2000 vintagemore2000 is offline
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Default Re: $475 to ship a drum set???

They now gouge you with that dimensional weight crap charge, If it's over 24" box yep get ready to get killed on shipping. I used to use greyhound bus to ship over sized drums 26" 28" but they've now gotten just as ridiculous as fedup and oops. USPS is no better on over sized.
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:22 PM
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Wow!! That's ridiculous!!

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1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: $475 to ship a drum set???

It's gotten ridiculous to ship big sized drums. Make friends with someone who owns a pack 'n ship store, like me. My man Frankie packs the drums with me and charges me the bare minimum. We sent a big drumset to Canada two years ago, and we packed them up in about fifteen minutes. Also, get your boxes from a music store. I have three boxes reserved for me at a local music store as I speak.
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'64 Slingerland, 13/16/20/22 (to be restored)
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'73 Slingerland, Sky Blue Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Slingerland, Red Tiger Pearl, 12/13/16/16/22
'74 Slingerland Gold Sparkle, 13/14/18/24
'72 Rogers, Black Strata, 13/16/22
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Old 01-21-2020, 12:43 AM
O-Lugs O-Lugs is online now
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Default Re: $475 to ship a drum set???

Yeah, it's ridiculous. And if you sell on eBay, they also gouge you...and PayPal takes a snip, too. It's no wonder that the actual value of an object has to be overblown these days. Otherwise, it doesn't even make sense to try and sell anything online anymore.
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