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What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
« on: February 23, 2015, 02:33:31 PM »
I have thought about parting with some motorcycle seats I am not using. I haven't found the web sites for the various carriers in the US to be very user friendly. What is a good, cheap way to ship a seat in the USA?
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Re: What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 02:47:40 PM »
For good and cheap, but not fast, USPS parcel post will do the trick.

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Re: What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 03:16:00 PM »
the cheapest? Greyhound bus.. I don't recommend it tho.. I find Fedex slightly less than UPS. Post Offfice might undercut that but I have more problems wUSPS than the others.. none are perfect so buy insurance and take pics of the item AND BOX W/LABEL and any reciepts/billing info.
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Re: What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 04:08:24 PM »
USPS

They track and you can also insure

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Re: What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
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Re: What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 04:16:44 PM »
I sold a Goldwing seat and it cost me $75.00 to send from MN to Calif.  Murphy's law...your buyer will always be at the opposite corner of the country!
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Re: What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 04:44:49 PM »
Post Office, UPS or Fed Ex. 

I'd probably go to the post office after the camera I sent into repair at UPS was sent through the US Mail.  Hell, I could've just as easily have gone to the post office myself. 
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Re: What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 05:55:43 PM »
 Also it depends where it is going. If there is a UPS hub near by it could be less then USPS, if far away from a hub you can pay dearly. At work we always compare between the to.
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Re: What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 01:00:32 PM »
Thanks guys. In the past few months, I've bought 2 used 1 piece seats for non-Guzzis. One guy charged my $15 for shipping and the other said he would cover the shipping in our deal and he ended up paying $65 or so.
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Re: What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 02:41:51 PM »
The cheapest way is to ride it there.  Otherwise usps works for me.

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Re: What's the cheapest way to ship a motorcycle seat in the USA?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 03:15:02 PM »
USPS. I bought a custom seat for my Goldwing and it cost almost $100. to ship UPS and just a bit under that for fed ex.  USPS carried it from MA to AZ for $48.65  the guy sent it 3rd class. Took about a week and a half, but no biggie.

I guess those are the breaks when you want a seat called the "Road Sofa" ! I must say, it really is more comfortable than any seat I have ever sat on, but that is one big, heavy , thick fiberglass based MoFo.
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