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Suggestion; try shipping by Greyhound

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by Adirondacjack, May 26, 2012.

  1. May 26, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    Adirondacjack

    Adirondacjack [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just a helpful hint. I've recieved bumber, fender, and even a full length bedside across country at the best rates I could find. Not trying to aggravate anyone because I posted this months ago, but i went through alot of searching before i found the simple answer
     
  2. May 27, 2012 at 3:49 AM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    I did not know this. Now I do. Thanks for the tip and I'll keep it in the back of my mind.

    Did you have to go to a GH station to pick up your item or did it get delievered to your home?
     
  3. May 27, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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    THIS is the key, you do have to go to the actual station.
    For those who don't know where their local greyhound station/stop is, that is probably not a mistake on your part. Usually, they are in spots of town with a "less-than-savory" nature. This is the only word of caution I would lend to this helpful hint. Yes, shipping via greyhound is a good deal, but it usually takes a while, and you have to go to the ghetto to pick your stuff up.
     
  4. May 27, 2012 at 4:52 AM
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    RickG

    RickG It seemed like a good idea at the time...

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    Looked into this a while back and was surprised to see that there's lots of stations in places you wouldn't expect, not just in bigger cities. And as the OP notes, they seem to be able to take the bigger stuff that gets pricey with UPS and FedEx.
     
  5. May 27, 2012 at 5:02 AM
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    Good bump for a great idea.

    Fastenal is another option. Lots of the fab guys use them-it was 140 or so to ship two full sets of skid plates and like 180 to ship 3 bumpers all together. Slower then the others and not as easy to track shipments but tends to be cheaper than the big name shippers.
     
  6. May 27, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    90YotaPU

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    Wow would have never thought of Greyhound nor Fastenal. Thanks for the tip!
     
  7. May 27, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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  9. May 29, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    Yes, shipping Greyhound is a great option. I've shipped 2 sets of seats and a fiberglass tonneau cover this way. Just make sure to box it well. In my case, my father and I built wooden frames to help prevent any damage.
    And fwiw, I've dropped off the products each time. For NJ guys, the local station in Newark is where I've shipped them through.
     
  10. May 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    hmm I've been trying to sell some wheels and could never lock a sale b/c shipping was always too expensive. I will look into GH, thanks OP +rep
     
  11. May 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    theboy12 The Answer is 42, But What is the Question?

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    Ya, when I was young and blew up my motorcycle engine we would send it to Sacremento via greyhound to be rebuilt. Then they would send it back. Was cheaper than any shipping we could find and didn't cost us a 3+ hour drive from up by Redding, CA.

    Good suggestion,
    -Jon
     
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