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Old 06-25-2010, 04:33 PM
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Hi guys,

Just wondering if there is a preferred way or advisable way to ship a rod and reel from Durango, CO to Thomastown, Victoria - Australia

UPS would be about $250 with 500 buck worth of insurance...

That seems a bit steep...
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Many private shipping outlets (ex. Pakmail), can give you different rates via the different carriers. Some are authorized for USPS.

I have had to ship goods to my parents in the Philippines. It seems that USPS has been the least expensive. So far I have not had issues with shipping on both ends.

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Thanks,

Unfortunately, if I read the USPS guidelines correctly, the 2-piece rod case is about 10 inches too long to qualify for their maximum package dimension requirements.

Once again, Thanks for the ideas though
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trapper: Sorry to hear the dimensions won't work for the USPS. Like MP stated, I too have found that the USPS is usually way cheaper than UPS and FEDEX, but then I'm usually shipping small packages (another good reason to buy four piece rods). LOL!

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Is that an A10 Warthog in your avatar?
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Trapper: Yes, I used to fly the A-10 in what seems like a former life. That was a really fun aircraft to fly. I was stationed at Eielson AFB, AK.

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Nice! I understand those had a great power to weight ratio and a good glide coefficient. So they were very nimble while going slow. That and they carried a couple tons of ammo for their huge guns.

Is that about correct?

My Grandfather was a fighter pilot, flew jugs in WW2 and F4's in Vietnam. HE also was a test pilot in North Dakota for (forgive me if I get these wrong) the B101 and the A111?


Oh and, back to the thread's actual purpose....We figured the shipping out I think....Rod goes FedEx and reel goes USPS ...or something to that effect

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