Originally Posted by chalugadp
The fact that I am not the guru of packaging like u means one box. You.should see me with xmas presents. Also I have to drive these across the border for some people and ship from usa side. Can't tape box completely , they want to look in at the border. I will give a ballpark figure for shipping but the final amount will be per person . I might be asking you some questions.
I wish there was a way to let you use my FedEx shipping account to get lower rates. But when I asked about a year ago to help someone else out, I was told that I'd be liable for any damages or anything like that. And with these being bigger boxes, that might be an issue.
Not sure what shipping company you plan on using, but that 70lb figure is the magic weight for FedEx. Once you go over the shippers weight ceiling, rates jump very fast and it does end up being cheaper or the same price to ship in 2 smaller packages. Plus it would be safer. 75+lb packages get rolled and flipped a lot versus picking them up. And if they are picked up, most won't be sitting them down lightly, they just drop them.
I've been lucky to have no damages on those big boys, and some people send me photos of the package when it arrives.....looks like it went through a war zone. But they still made it okay. The secret is pallet protectors on the corners and foam!