How Much Does It Cost To Ship A G5?

Goftrey

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May 20, 2011
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Hey everyone, I'm looking on eBay at a PowerMac G5 that is pick-up only, and is over 300 miles from me. So I messaged them and asked if I could arrange my own courier, they said okay, we'll pack it up for you. So I looked at getting a quote on Parcel2Go (UK BTW...) and the cheapest price is £60?! (via Yodel)

Surely that can't be right...

If someone has shipped a desktop Mac before can you give me an idea on how much it'll cost.

Cheers guys
 

G51989

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Feb 25, 2012
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Hey everyone, I'm looking on eBay at a PowerMac G5 that is pick-up only, and is over 300 miles from me. So I messaged them and asked if I could arrange my own courier, they said okay, we'll pack it up for you. So I looked at getting a quote on Parcel2Go (UK BTW...) and the cheapest price is £60?! (via Yodel)

Surely that can't be right...

If someone has shipped a desktop Mac before can you give me an idea on how much it'll cost.

Cheers guys
Because they are huge, and weigh 50 pounds?
 

drorpheus

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Nov 20, 2010
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I've sent/gotten a bunch, it'll pretty much be billed at 50lbs and the box that fits it is roughly 24.5in (L) X 24.5in (W) X 14.5in (H) in size, in the US its about $40-$60, FEDEX is usually $40-$50 and UPS is usually higher like $55-$65. I would assume FEDEX and UPS would be an arm and a leg in the UK maybe not since its not leaving the country, I know DHL handles a large portion of parcels. The Royal Mail would probably be expensive do to the size and weight, but I don't know.
 

Goftrey

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May 20, 2011
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Well I've just got a quote from the Royal Mail, the cheapest service they do is ''standard parcels'', which is non urgent, low insurance, 3-5 working days. It'd cost me £20. Thanks for the help given everyone, appreciate it :)
 

G51989

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Feb 25, 2012
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NYC NY/Pittsburgh PA
Well I've just got a quote from the Royal Mail, the cheapest service they do is ''standard parcels'', which is non urgent, low insurance, 3-5 working days. It'd cost me £20. Thanks for the help given everyone, appreciate it :)
What does that work out to in USD? Like 40? About the same price to ship one here with the USPS. Not to bad on price.
 

mac57

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Nov 10, 2011
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Texas
What is costs to ship really depends on the seller. Sometimes they charge a little more, including some or all of the shipping in the sale price. As a result, you can get really good deals on the shipping. Whether you got a good deal on the machine is up to your perspective!