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Help..Where do I get a box to ship a wheelset?(9 posts)

Help..Where do I get a box to ship a wheelset?PaulCL
Dec 4, 2001 9:56 AM
I've been to MailBoxes Inc. - no box big enough, but they'll squeeze my wheels into two boxes, insure and ship it for a mere $59 plus tax. Not!
I've checked Staples, OfficeMax, my local Kroger, U-Haul...any suggestions where else to look. Wheels are such an odd size to ship.
Try your LBS. (nm)Elefantino
Dec 4, 2001 9:59 AM
Furniture storeStarliner
Dec 4, 2001 10:16 AM
They get their things in big boxes. Some of their stuff (desks, dressers) comes broken down inside big, flat boxes. Boxes for paintings or wall art can work. You still might have to take a utility knife and packing tape to fine tune what you scrounge.
Who's burried in Grant's Tomb?grzy
Dec 4, 2001 6:42 PM
I really WANT to take this question seriously....

Actually one should look in the yellow pages for a specialty "wheel box store". They are a bit rare as their only product is to sell boxes for shipping wheels to gullible people. You want the gucci wax coated pure unobtainiium boxes since the card board ones that local bike shops throw away are vastly inferior - how can they be any good if they're always throwing them away? Expect to pay about $50 per box - you'll need three boxes to send a pair of wheels.

If you have no luck you can contact me and I'll sell you three for $120, that's only $40 each!
i live within stone's throw from grants resting place..dupe
Dec 4, 2001 9:10 PM
so if you want me to check i can. they will probably cart me away if i try but im sure they'll understand when i tell them Grzy sent me.

re: wheels boxes. i have always looked for Kids or BMX boxes from cheaper bikes stores as they are usually a perfect size and can be had for free or maybe a persuasive $5.

but, and thats a big but, im sure Your boxes are worth at least the $140 you are merely asking for. no-one knows boxes as well as ex-navy personel. them village people had it all wrong! (sir) ;-)
Heygrzy
Dec 5, 2001 6:12 PM
Stay away from my boxes!! ;-)
re: Help..Where do I get a box to ship a wheelset?RandyMH
Dec 4, 2001 11:10 PM
I just shipped out a set and I got my box from office Max. It was 27x27x24. The only thing about it it was $6.50 for 1 box.
ThanksPaulCL
Dec 5, 2001 7:01 AM
I'll try Office Max again...maybe Staples.

And Grzy...its' a serious question. My wheel needs work and I have to send it back to the wheel builder for warranty service. I've tried numerous places (including Toys-R-Us) for boxes without luck. For your sake Grzy, what kind of question do you want next time????
I'm Sorrygrzy
Dec 5, 2001 6:18 PM
Have you tried visiting your LBS and asking if they have any wheel boxes? Smaller shops will tend to save them and try to charge you for them. However, a bigger LBS has to constantly throw them away - they might try and charge you, but not if you're nice to them. If that doesn't work just go around back and pluck them from their dumpster when they're not looking.

the other option is to simply visit a large appliance/furniture store and find a box that has the right base size, but is way to tall - just run a razor knife down each corner until you have the height that you want. Cut off the excess. Fairly simple really.