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#700111 - Fri Dec 08 2017 08:04 AM Shipping cans
beneckart Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 23 2015
Loc: Kansas
What is the best/safest way to ship 1 quart oil cans? Either full or empty.Thanks Ben

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#700112 - Fri Dec 08 2017 08:43 AM Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
If buyer wants full cans, well then there is the answer to that. Of course cost more due to weight. I always ask seller to empty and save me the mess and the cost. If they're willing.
As for damage prevention, full is much bigger risk but if packed properly should make no difference.


Edited by Steven C. (Fri Dec 08 2017 08:44 AM)
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#700117 - Fri Dec 08 2017 09:04 AM Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Best shipping idea is to use the cardboard center from a carpet roll. They are readily available from any retail dealer of carpet sales and are generally just a little bigger than an oil can. They come in long lengths and can be cut to any length you wish. If a can is placed in this cardboard tube and isolated with a lot of bubblewrap and styro peanuts, you will never have to worry about it in transit!
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#700119 - Fri Dec 08 2017 09:14 AM Re: Shipping cans [Re: K W FRITH]
huskybob Online   content
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Loc: Near Tracy Rock
Originally Posted By K W FRITH
Best shipping idea is to use the cardboard center from a carpet roll. They are readily available from any retail dealer of carpet sales and are generally just a little bigger than an oil can. They come in long lengths and can be cut to any length you wish.

Very good to know....... thanks for the info.

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#700124 - Fri Dec 08 2017 10:09 AM Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart]
intagas Online   content
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Registered: Sun Sep 16 2007
Loc: NJ USA
Not all tubes are the right diameter thou.

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#700125 - Fri Dec 08 2017 10:28 AM Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
And for the Love of God,never ever write FRAGILE on anything.
Some POS with the delivery service will always take exception to that and feel obligated to test it. frown
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#700134 - Fri Dec 08 2017 01:24 PM Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart]
Gasman84470 Online   content
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Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Hah! Rick is right. DB sent me a can, nicely boxed and a FRAGILE sticker affixed to it. There was a nice sized perforation right through the sticker. The can survived. No fragile stickers for me!

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#700262 - Sun Dec 10 2017 07:24 AM Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart]
beneckart Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 23 2015
Loc: Kansas
Thanks everyone for your comments.

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#700493 - Wed Dec 13 2017 02:49 PM Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart]
beneckart Offline
Member

Registered: Sun Aug 23 2015
Loc: Kansas
Went to Menards carpet section and got an empty cardboard tube that is perfect for shipping one quart cans in.

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#700501 - Wed Dec 13 2017 05:53 PM Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
PERFECT!
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#700518 - Thu Dec 14 2017 09:02 AM Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart]
coopersplace Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 19 2009
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I don't know about USPS but here in Canada there is an extra charge for mailing a non-standard shaped parcel. The last time I mailed a quart in a tube it was an extra $1 but may be more now. Anything to make a buck I guess.

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#700520 - Thu Dec 14 2017 09:39 AM Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart]
BryceG Online   content
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
they aren't saying to mail it in a tube. just use the carpet tube to protect the can and then put into a standard square box
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