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cagrace
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hello all!
my husband and i are moving to STX in less than a month and are trying to figure out the cheapest way to get our bicycles there. we were going to ship with managed freight, but don't want to spend the extra ocean freight or brokerage fees.
we are aware we could take them on the plane with us as extra luggage, but we will also be traveling with out dog, so we just think it would be way too much to have all that with us traveling.
our other boxes can be shipped via USPS pretty cheaply because they are much smaller, but the bike boxes are too large (56 in X 29 in X 9 in) to be shipped with them.
does anyone have any advice/experience shipping boxes that large?
thanks!
CG

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Topic starter Posted : February 20, 2009 3:26 pm
Bombi
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I brought one down on the plane $100.00 or you could UPS to VI cargo and pick them up in castle Coakley. Put some spare tires and tubes in the box, losta flats.

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Posted : February 20, 2009 3:51 pm
Jim Dandy
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Box gthem and ship them using VI Cargo. Not cheap, but less than taking them as a bike on the airplane.

Jim

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Posted : February 20, 2009 5:54 pm
Betty
(@Betty)
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www.vicargo.com save it to your computer favs, you will use them often while living here.

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Posted : February 20, 2009 6:26 pm
cagrace
(@cagrace)
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thanks!
i have e-mailed vicargo, so hopefully they will get back to me soon.
does vicargo charge extra fees in addition to the $2.45 per cubic foot?

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Topic starter Posted : February 20, 2009 8:41 pm
Juanita
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Yes, there is an additional fuel surcharge that fluctuates a bit. You can go to their website. http://www.vicargo.com . They have all the info there, including the current surcharge. I think it actually brings the cost up to around $4.50-5.00.

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Posted : February 21, 2009 12:35 pm
Betty
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Remember, business here do not always respond to emails. Don't take it personally, call them if they do not respond.

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Posted : February 21, 2009 12:44 pm
Jim Dandy
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You will also have to pay duties based on the item's value and the country of orgin,

Jim

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Posted : February 21, 2009 12:45 pm
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