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Old 11-15-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default Question about shipping/entering beer competition

Sorry, I didn't really know which thread to put this post in, but here it goes.

Just called UPS to find out what it would cost to send four bottles of beer to a competition about 700 miles away. They said since it's beer they have to go through a secondary freight company and shipping alone would be $27.

That price seems a bit crazy to me. Since these are unmarked beer bottles, any thoughts on me declaring these as soda and shipping them that way? The cost if I do that is only $12.


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Old 11-15-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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It's fifteen bucks difference. I spend about $50 total to enter a competition. When the medals come back in the mail it makes it worthwhile.


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Old 11-15-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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But is my idea a bad one? Any risk?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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Your mistake was mentioning they were beer bottles. Just properly package them so they don't break and declare them as "Glass" Fragile, I call mine "art". This works for all shippers including the USPS which will not ship beer or alcohol at all. Never had a problem and no one new any different.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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Yeah, I have had success calling the "yeast samples". Only one time someone at usps said "wont they blow up" I said no because they were currently inactive but they continued questioning so I went to a different post office and had no problems. I recently shipped 4 bottles to the east coast and it was about 17 bucks.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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I've sent yeast samples from Canada to the US via Canada Post, which at some point must turn into USPS and there was no problem. I would have gone through customs too, so perhaps that's the best way to do it successfully.
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I shipped it yesterday as, "glass art". Thanks everyone.
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It's fifteen bucks difference. I spend about $50 total to enter a competition. When the medals come back in the mail it makes it worthwhile.
Confident much? lol

Yeah, just ship it well packed and don't mention beer.
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Confident much? lol
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