I shipped a pair of chris king bonty racelites to Tasmania and it cost £88 so that sounds about right
Its because the box is bigger than the contents,too much air you see
My advice is after its packed and sealed ,cover the entire box with Gaffa/duct tape.EVERY square inch.Its not going to increase the price as its the boxes volume that determins the cost and not whats in it unless it weighs significantly more than normal(+ what is normal ? fooked if i know
This is good because you can stuff the corners and make sure the wheel is protected if it takes an impact. I made my box so that you laid the wheels in it flat with one side effectively being the lid instead of the usual deep box and you close the top(understand ?
) this allows you to put foam around the edges of the box incase its dropped,i find it easier to pack this way,allows to easily fill the voids before taping the side over it all.
The reason for the tape i hear you ask ?
When i sent the wheels i was advised to wrap it this way because the buyer had seen before boxes at the airport, left standing out when it rained and the boxes having no protection simply dissolved, leaving the contents on the runway and massive problems for the receivers
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