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    What does the brains trust think:

    I've sold a rim and a front wheel that needs to be mailed. Aust post want $45 to send it. I used the box that my last road wheelset came in as a guide to the cost.. Any thoughts on how i can lower the postal cost?

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    You can carefully wrap in bubble wrap and put them in a pre paid satchel. I had a wheel sent to me this way once and it was fine. The seller told me before he did it and took great care with bubble wrap which ensured it turned up without a scratch.

    Not sure what the final cost would have been but cheaper than boxing.

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    That price sounds about right due to the cubic volume. To get much cheaper you'd need a trade account with auspost or a courier company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuley95 View Post
    You can carefully wrap in bubble wrap and put them in a pre paid satchel. I had a wheel sent to me this way once and it was fine. The seller told me before he did it and took great care with bubble wrap which ensured it turned up without a scratch.

    Not sure what the final cost would have been but cheaper than boxing.
    yeah I thought about that and the local Post office also suggested that...but having a summer job in my salad days at the Aust Post sorting centre here in Redfern makes me scared.

    If the buyer agrees then that's what I'll do.

    thanks

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    I've had good success with these guys over time. Used em loads of times for frames,wheels ect
    https://au.interparcel.com

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    Wrap it up round not square then they can’t cube it. They have to go by weight.
    How can you DEFINE your limit if you don't FAIL?

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    $35 for a wheelset if wrapped in round cardboard packing through auspost.
    IMG_1576.JPG
    In a box will sting you.
    Quote Originally Posted by JTmofo View Post
    Think I'll just buy an Orange!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorey View Post
    $35 for a wheelset if wrapped in round cardboard packing through auspost.
    IMG_1576.JPG
    In a box will sting you.
    Like the round box....... thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamitedread View Post
    I've had good success with these guys over time. Used em loads of times for frames,wheels ect
    https://au.interparcel.com
    I'll check it out.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorey View Post
    $35 for a wheelset if wrapped in round cardboard packing through auspost.
    Excellent packing, looks more like a block or round cheese or oversized pizza.

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