Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:38 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:27 PM
Edited by Mike516, 23 March 2012 - 07:28 PM.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:00 PM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:57 AM
@Mike-it is going to Buhler, Switzerland.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:50 PM
For #1 just select Switzerland, then plug in the rest of the info. Hope this helps.
Edited by Mike516, 24 March 2012 - 07:55 PM.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:30 PM
The saddle weighs 40 pounds with the box. We have our saddle boxes built for us, so I am pretty confident it will survive the trip.
Couple things. If you are building your box, you are paying a LOT of shipping for lumber weight. All packages are subject to dimensional weight which is why they always ask the L X W X H. You might be better off with a sturdy cardboard box just large enough to create a frame inside with your lumber. Then pad it will with bubble wrap or similar materials.
You may want to weight your current crate/ box before you put the saddle in it to see how much it is costing you.
I don't think your dimensional weight will be the same as what the physical weight. But this is worth a shot.
Edited by Sylvia, 24 March 2012 - 09:31 PM.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:02 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:49 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:38 PM
Okay, problem solved! Thanks Mike, you were absolutely right. I CAN ship it through the post office for $183.40. Far cry from the 600 and something UPS wanted or the $200 extra baggage fee the airline wanted! Thanks for all the input everyone!
Just a little tip from a former Airborne Express employee. Make sure you put a tag inside the box with the delivery address. And mark it on the box itself. If the box gets separated from the paperwork and they have to open it..... you are taken care off.
I'm glad you are able to ship via USPS... it's good to know that.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:42 PM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:15 AM
Luan, ie., wood door skin is available at home depot. It is a Very strong, and very light plywood. We used it for making flats (walls) for the movie industry a lot. You could make inner linings out of that and some cheap one by. Bill it to the customer. Twenty five dollars in materials to get their wonderful, hand made saddle there, has got to be worth the price. Maybe that is excessive, but you should talk to the people that make shipping containers for this very purpose. They have seen it all. I also have watched some of the drivers and dock workers at ABF, throw things into the trucks as well. It will never come back to the individual that did it, so there is no reason to change their ways.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:44 PM
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