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 Post subject: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:37 am 

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What do you guys find to be the best way to ship a knife?

What carrier, etc?

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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:38 am 
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I use USPS Priority mail, reasonable postage and gets there in 2-3 days.



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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:49 am 
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Today we shipped:

55 Fedex
106 USPS

That's a pretty typical Monday and includes weekend orders. We ship heavier stuff (stones etc) and expensive stuff via FedEx and cheap stuff and light stuff via USPS.



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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:28 am 
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I don't ship nearly the volume of CKTG, but do a fair amount of shipping at work.

In my experience:
USPS priority is the cheapest and usually the quickest way to ship
FedEx and UPS is a little more $, but are easier to work with and have much better claim service if anything is lost/broken etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:02 am 

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USPS Priority small tubes (triangular) are good for knives, and economical.


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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:03 am 

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I have been using a 2 inch poster tube. Durable and cheaper to ship than the boxes.


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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:23 am 
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If I have the knife box still I'll get a bubble mailer, the BIG ones, and roll it in there, then UPS comes to about 15 with over 100 in insurance.


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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:44 am 
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1 knife with insurance usually goes USPS Priority. I did one to Louisana today, $15, one to Washington State was almost $20, but I needed $500 insurance on each because they are pricey knives to begin with! More than 1 knife, I usually go UPS, it's slower, but usually less expensive, even with insurance.


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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:06 am 
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Location: USA... mostly.
USPS Priority is always easiest for me... location, location, location. Flat rate boxes are a good option. Turnaround is typically great like JEFF said, 2 or 3 days. I just dropped just under $25 to ship a box to the top of the nation w/$500 insurance. I dropped $40 a couple days ago to ship a box across the nation w/$1200 insurance. USPS tracking is not nearly as detailed or current as FedEx or UPS, but it does track & confirm shipment for the "buyer" & delivery for the "seller".

FYI: Large bubble lined envelopes are a common venue for theft I have been told over & over.



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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:43 pm 
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Jeff B wrote:I use USPS Priority mail, reasonable postage and gets there in 2-3 days.



I agree, I have sold a few things on eBay and for the lighter stuff (usually under a pound) usps priority is around the same price as regular shipping and it gets there in two or three days. For the heavier stuff I usually use FedEx or USPS standard or Parcel select.(Parcel select is slow though)


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