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Shipping a 9'0 1pc. rod....

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That’s probably going to be expensive man.


I would pickup a pvc pipe @ Depot or Lowe’s. Either glue caps on the ends, or use duct tape.

 

Ups or fedex it would have to go, I can’t imagine what USPS would charge. USPS quoted me $30+ A few days ago for a small box that weighed about a pound to ship from NJ to CA. I was like wtf? Luckily one of their flat rate boxes just fit what I needed To ship for $15. 

 

Even so UPS of Fedex Will be far cheaper than usps, but it’s still gonna be costly @ 9ft+. Curious to what they quote you.

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In my experience, USPS is generally the least expensive for shipping rods but a 9-footer is over their size limit, which is 108" length + girth.

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32 mins ago, husonfirst said:

In my experience, USPS is generally the least expensive for shipping rods but a 9-footer is over their size limit, which is 108" length + girth.

Just yesterday, I shipped a two-piece rod in a 79" tube, and the guy measured it three times to make sure it wasn't too long. 

 

Anything over 8 feet, I'd forget about it. Seriously. 

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When I owned my old company I could get UPS to handle 12.4" x 4" diameter cardboard tubes with moldings for about $22-$30 for weights under 15 lbs. I believe the service is still available. You would need to drop at there drop offices. 9' plus diameter should be no problem

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Cost of shipping oversize items over 108" is going to be close to $200. Tackle Industries is replacing all of their 1pc 9'+ blanks and rods with telescopic models for this reason and this reason alone. 

 

In 2021 there's no need for a 1pc rod unless the company you're buying from just has absolutely no idea how ferrules work.

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45 mins ago, RedGreen said:

Cost of shipping oversize items over 108" is going to be close to $200. Tackle Industries is replacing all of their 1pc 9'+ blanks and rods with telescopic models for this reason and this reason alone. 

 

In 2021 there's no need for a 1pc rod unless the company you're buying from just has absolutely no idea how ferrules work.

many are going shorter so they can add padding in the shipping tubes.

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1 hour ago, RedGreen said:

Cost of shipping oversize items over 108" is going to be close to $200. Tackle Industries is replacing all of their 1pc 9'+ blanks and rods with telescopic models for this reason and this reason alone. 

 

In 2021 there's no need for a 1pc rod unless the company you're buying from just has absolutely no idea how ferrules work.

I actually prefer a 1 pc. rod.....there's alwaays that chance of the rod coming apart at the worst moment....had that a few in years past.

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35 mins ago, scoobydoo said:

many are going shorter so they can add padding in the shipping tubes.

A 12' cardboard carpet tube is free at carpet stores( they want them gone) and the rod can be wrapped with scrap carpet pad :point:

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108" is the UPS limit before the price tag goes into the stratosphere...  for the same money you could buy and ship a 2pc.  Personally, I'd go shopping for a 2pc ...

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1 hour ago, RAW said:

A 12' cardboard carpet tube is free at carpet stores( they want them gone) and the rod can be wrapped with scrap carpet pad :point:

???

Have you seen prices on shipping individual rods over 108" 

 

We're talking shipping prices not packaging materials :)

 

 

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