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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Caveman Jim, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    So danged expensive?
    The last time I shipped frozen fish back home (the south) it was 12# of fish in the 20"x10"x8" box sealed with dry ice it weighed 19#'s & cost me $69 overnight. that was in 2007.
    Today I went to send 4#'s of silver salmon fillets to the NC coast with 5#'s of dry ice in a 10"x11"x9" box & the nice gentleman quotes me $192.40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WTH has friggin happened to the shipping industry for them to charge these outrageous prices?????????????
    I know the price of fuel has gone up but Jiminy Christmas!!!!:eek:
     
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  2. bolus

    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thats not expensive enough. You need this:

    www.upsexpresscritical.com

    Lets say you needed something from Portland to Los Angeles. They pick it up and drive it directly to the destination non-stop in a car. Only $2500
     
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  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    It has become pathetic to be honest. Is there a priority box you can use from the PO and maybe send a couple or more. You can do those for under 10 each and the dry ice should hold for a couple days if sealed well.?????
    Just thinking. Not sure if they consider co2 a hazard or not ??
    Anything that may benefit someone they burn them with fees and BS.
    That rate they quoted should bring them a prison sentence, as well when you pay it, for robbery.
     
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  4. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Dang, I'd do it for $2250, let the bidding wars begin!!!!
     
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  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I know Taku, I wanted to know the breakdown of the charges & he closed it as soon as I asked & would not bring it back online....... Maybe he was gonna stick a $50 or $100 bill in his back pocket, I don't know.
     
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  6. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    your dollar was worth more back then <snicker>
     
  7. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey, cut it out!!! Since I am on SS that is the problem, I ain't got near nuff dollars no more.....
     
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  8. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I wanted to buy a case of .375 L size bottles of Vodka to store for SHTF time.

    I didn't want plastic, cuz it may be 1-9000 days of storage.

    I couldn't find some CHEAP vodka in glass....was told everyone is going to plastic because of shipping weight.

    So I bought a 1.75L plastic bottle and drank it all myself:) in 2 days, so it wouldn't go bad:D

    Just kiddin'......
     
  9. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    I guess you guys need a Governmental Understanding on how to bid that express shipment:

    First Bid: $2500
    Second Bid $2250
    My bid, $1000


    I get the contract, give $500 to the Mexican Mafia, they drive it down, and I do Nothing, and make $500 !!!! :D
     
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  10. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Thats not much more than just fuel & food costs in my truck. I drove round trip from Seattle to LA not long ago and I think in fuel, lodging and food it was real close to two grand.
     
  11. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    MonsterMetal, had you been a passenger on the Mexican Mafia Trucking & Shipping industry, you would have done the round trip, for $78.47, and incidentals...

    Incidentals? You supply the Hose for siphoning the gas they borrow!!!

    philip ... I'll be moving on now ... (Whistling in the wind, "...I'm not here, I have left the room " .... ) :rolleyes:
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Drop em by my house, you have the addy :cool:
     
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  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah I bet they will get shipped into your belly........
    Fishing has trailed off in my favorite spot, now I have to go on a search and destroy mission this next week!!!!
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Even the cat ate some of that trout! :p
     
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  15. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    They are tasty little fishes, mine will get smoked along with some fresh Coho next weekend....