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n00dlejester

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How to Ship a Bowling Ball?
« on: March 03, 2011, 09:57:15 PM »
This is a silly question, but how does one go about shipping a bowling ball?  I plan on selling 8 or 9 balls I don't use anymore on this site, and I have no idea how to tackle this.  Any and all help is greatly appreciated :-D


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Re: How to Ship a Bowling Ball?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 06:07:42 AM »
If you use Paypal, they have discounted shipping  arrangements with UPS and USPS through which you can print the labels, etc. Also, a private person can set up online accounts with UPS, USPS, and Fed-EX to do the same thing. UPS  can be dropped off at Staples and they will provide you with a receipt, or you can hand the boxes to a carrier. I suggest you speak to your local pro shop about saving you some single ship boxes (9x9x9) and old ball boxes as it is best to double box balls when shipping, and that will save you a few bucks on boxes.

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Re: How to Ship a Bowling Ball?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 06:17:57 AM »
Cobalt is absolutely correct.  After you do it a couple times and get the hang of it, it's a really pretty simple painless process.  Hardest thing is finding the boxes to ship them in.  Getting the single box a bowling ball comes in isn't the problem, it's getting the single ship outside box, as most balls are shipped in 4-ball cases.  But yes, any local pro shop that stays fairly busy will have tons of boxes available. 


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n00dlejester

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Re: How to Ship a Bowling Ball?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 06:28:31 AM »

Thanks for the info guys.  


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Re: How to Ship a Bowling Ball?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 06:32:03 AM »
Use suggestions above or buy your own boxes:

 


 

Always ship a ball doubled boxed!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 
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Re: How to Ship a Bowling Ball?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 05:42:36 PM »
When I buy single balls they are shipped with the ball box from the manufacturer inside a 9"x9"x9" cardboard box often made by Uline.
I save all those boxes to ship (double boxing is essential as far as I am concerned) sold used and new balls.
 
I have an online account with both UPS and FEDEX, using a credit card. That gives me a small discount vs someone who has none. (People who work for a company that has a large business account with either shipping company will obviously get a larger discount.)
 
When I sell a ball I often ship UPS because they have many stores with convenient store fronts with whom I can drop off the sealded box with a sticker with the delivery and return address and the bar code generated by their website, for no charge. For FEDEX I have to bring it to their local office or a drop off store front (less convenient for me than UPS. FEDEX can be slightly cheaper.
 
 
 


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Re: How to Ship a Bowling Ball?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 05:52:28 PM »
Bowl a honor score.Put it on facebook so all your friends see the score.Then in big

bold letters spell,SHIP IT! 



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Re: How to Ship a Bowling Ball?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011, 06:38:11 PM »
9x9x9 boxes are perfect for double boxing what ever is needed perfectly with a manufacture box.

 

I got a fedex account and use it for shipping. You get 20% off of shipping the first two months and average cost insured after that with ground anywhere in the continental U.S. is $13-18 max. Living in the central part of the country I can mail an item ground and they have it in 3 days or less.


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Re: How to Ship a Bowling Ball?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011, 08:43:52 PM »
Only suggestion I would make is stay away from the US postal service. Last ball I shipped with them took 5 weeks to get to the guy and arrived damaged.


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Re: How to Ship a Bowling Ball?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2011, 05:41:50 PM »
You can use a 4 ball shipping box and take it apart and use it for two outer wrappers for a standard ball box. Pull it apart where the glue seam is and then cut it at the center joint making 2 identical pieces. With some slight cutting on the flaps and some packing tape, it fits around the ball box just fine. I have done this for years when selling on Ebay with no problems.