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Old 08-28-2017, 07:12 PM
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Shipping a core back. Not worth it?

I bought a new starter and the core is $35. Totally normal.

Well, since these things are twice the size of a newborn baby, it is very expensive to ship. USPS wants $67, FedEx wants $54, UPS wants $56. The starter needs to go from PA back to Harbor City, CA.

I totally understand Pelican Parts has nothing to do with shipping cost, but am I missing something? How are people getting their core back or are they just giving up the money?
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:02 PM
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priority mail large flat-rate box usually fits a starter, but i'm guessing this one is bigger than that
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I bought a new starter and the core is $35. Totally normal.

Well, since these things are twice the size of a newborn baby, it is very expensive to ship. USPS wants $67, FedEx wants $54, UPS wants $56. The starter needs to go from PA back to Harbor City, CA.

I totally understand Pelican Parts has nothing to do with shipping cost, but am I missing something? How are people getting their core back or are they just giving up the money?
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:13 PM
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If the prepaid USPS box doesn't work for you, try Fedex ground. Ground is a completely separate service from their traditional courier service, and it has lower pricing. Also, buy your shipping label online, it's half the price of buying at a storefront.
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:38 AM
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"Ground is a completely separate service from their traditional courier service, and it has lower pricing. Also, buy your shipping label online, it's half the price of buying at a storefront."

Oh wow! Thanks for the tip! I'll keep this in mind as well.
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