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has anyone shipped their gear to rei utah store for pick up??

post #1 of 15
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wife and i are hitting utah in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone had shipped gear to rei stores for local pick up??

i have a dakine wheelie gear bag at 181cm (packed.. boots, skis, snowboard) and this sucker would prob be too much to fly.
post #2 of 15
Why not ship it to your hotel?

Just allow plenty of extra time to prevent dissapointment
post #3 of 15
UPS is marketing a gear shipment program through its retail packaging stores. Check it out. Sounds a lot cheaper than what the airlines are charging for extra baggage.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post
UPS is marketing a gear shipment program through its retail packaging stores. Check it out. Sounds a lot cheaper than what the airlines are charging for extra baggage.


can you give a little more detail? i wasn't able to find the info on that program. I wouldn't even get a ground shipping fee for from east coast to utah


also i trust rei a lot more than extended stay america. so i think i'm going to send it to the store instead
post #5 of 15
Have you checked with the store to see if they'll do that?
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
rei store can do that. i was told that i can have one store send to another and just pay shipping
post #7 of 15
If you fly United they will preship your bags door to door to the hotel for $ 99.
post #8 of 15
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plane has been booked and it's delta.

the first bag is $15 and the 2nd is $35
post #9 of 15
I ordered skis from REI on-line & had them shipped directly to my local REI store in Connecticut with no problem. I didn't have to pay for shipping (or sales tax) plus I wanted REI to mount the bindings for warranty coverage reasons.

It sounds like you want to do something different, however. Buy at one store & have them ship to another. Can't help you there.
post #10 of 15
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i'm trying to use the store as a courier service. they are willing to ship my gear bag from one store to another and only charge me shipping fees.

this will be pretty good if i can use it to reduce airline fees
post #11 of 15
Yup, I did that. Ordered skis from REI online and had them shipped to local store at no cost. Everything worked swimmingly or rather skiingly!!
post #12 of 15
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Yup, I did that. Ordered skis from REI online and had them shipped to local store at no cost. Everything worked swimmingly or rather skiingly!!
I believe he's talking about gear he already owns...bringing it into a local REI and paying them to ship it to another REI.

I wasn't aware that REI would do this. With all the current airline baggage issues and confusion, this would be a nice service for REI to offer.
post #13 of 15
oh, that's different. That would be cool if they really did that...do they do that...?
post #14 of 15
I've shipped just skis around the country - usually around $30 from EC to Utah. If you think the weight is too great for the airline (more than 50 lbs), do you really think it's going to be cheaper than $35 to ship them? If you find that it is, please share as I'm heading to Cali in March and would rather ship my stuff to my bro-in-law than schlep through airports.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post
I've shipped just skis around the country - usually around $30 from EC to Utah. If you think the weight is too great for the airline (more than 50 lbs), do you really think it's going to be cheaper than $35 to ship them? If you find that it is, please share as I'm heading to Cali in March and would rather ship my stuff to my bro-in-law than schlep through airports.
Two bags for two people (4 bags total) roundtrip is $ 200. If you can ship 4 bags there and back for less than $ 200 then this is a winner. In my past experience baggage handling personel are pretty flexible regarding ski and golf bags. They understand that these don't fit the normal catagories. For skis, I always use the curbside check in, I don't even think they have scales that fit at the curb. So I don't worry too much about the oversize stuff.

Personally, I don't like the idea of having my baggage at a hotel or retail store when there is a chance that my flight will be cancelled due to winter weather. Then you have all the hassle of trying to find your bags by phone and trying to get someone who doesn't care to coordinate getting them returned.
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