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FS: Aluminum Sheet
« on: Dec 27, 2017 »
For sale: one 2024-T3 AlClad sheet, 0.025" x 4' x 9', long enough to make a wing skin. Special price for S.net members is $50, which is about half of what I paid for it.

The buyer will have to pay the actual shipping cost. The package will measure about 16 inches square by four feet long and weigh probably no more than 20 pounds.

Send me a message if you're interested.

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Re: FS: Aluminum Sheet
« Reply #1 on: Dec 30, 2017 »
Any thoughts on what shipping would be to 48382?

Thanks.

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Re: FS: Aluminum Sheet
« Reply #2 on: Dec 30, 2017 »
Well, this has been eye opening. FedEx $88, USPS $92. UPS was even more. I don't see this working unless the buyer has a commercial account that can get significantly better rates.

Ed

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Re: FS: Aluminum Sheet
« Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2017 »
Sheesh man. What island in the pacific are you on?!

I appreciate the effort in looking it up. It was an impulse by for me until the tax man...er, Fedex guy came calling.

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Re: FS: Aluminum Sheet
« Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2017 »
Pennsyltucky, 17406. Maybe the shipping rates are still jacked up for the Christmas season?

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Re: FS: Aluminum Sheet
« Reply #5 on: Jan 13, 2018 »
Well, this has been eye opening. FedEx $88, USPS $92. UPS was even more. I don't see this working unless the buyer has a commercial account that can get significantly better rates.

Ed

Try a FedEX quote that ships from Fedex Office to FedEx Office -Hold at Location. Or FedEx counter at a Station Facility. If a courier does not have to move it and you pick it up it will be cheaper. -Pete

P.S. and get the FedEx Ground quote for that scenario.

P.P.S.The same problem came up when I sold my canopy and I shipped it. The killer is the box dimensions. The tighter you can roll that sheet the better. If you can get it down to 12"x12"x48" FedEx Ground delivered to your door is $44.17. Shipping Express we charge you for the space you are taking up in the plane. A huge 18"x18"x48" 20lb box is the space of 10 smaller more revenue boxes of 200 lbs.

P.P.P.S. My project -sometimes still for sale- has four of these wing skin sheets i.e. all the skin for the wings and buyers don't seem to get that.$500 some from A.C. Spruce. Plus fuel tank, ailerons-formed(factory), ribs-formed(factory),wing-tips, wheel-pants, taper-pins, etc, etc. sorry venting. I will just build her and fly her.
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Re: FS: Aluminum Sheet
« Reply #6 on: Jan 13, 2018 »
Pennsyltucky, 17406. Maybe the shipping rates are still jacked up for the Christmas season?

Amazingly there was no hike this year at FedEx ...we did just get hammered with snow a MEMH and closed the facility in Memphis for the first time i can remember. Monday will be awful and Tues worse because of the holiday. Your stuff will get there however. -Pete
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Re: FS: Aluminum Sheet
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2018 »
Thanks for the advice, Pete. I wonder how tight I can roll it before it takes a permanent set? Right now I have it advertised on Craig's List but so far no action.

Ed

 

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