Sold the hood on ebay and now have a problem. The box I have from the new hood is what I'm using to ship the FM hood. Box sits 54x6x54.
Now DHL (and UPS too I think) have a maximum size of 165in by using the length + girth deal. Keep in mind the guy I got my new hood from, used this box...and DHL.
Quote from DHL's website;
The maximum dimension for US domestic packages is 108 inches in Length or 165 inches in Length plus Girth. Girth is defined as two times the Width plus two times the Height: (2xW + 2xH).
My box as it stands is 174in, too big. The girl on the phone was great and told me that if I try to get the box to say....51x5x52 or some other combo that would work....to try that. Really, the hood with all the bubble wrap, just as I received the new one, is a ******* tight fit in the 54x6x54 box.
I asked the girl if I was to just ship it with dimensions that worked on the computer, but kept the box as is (too big), would they notice, check, etc? She said yes, but I wonder....? I can ship it from a business address down at the shop if I need to, but I believe it's going to a residential address. But I really cant do anything about the size of the box!!!
And going to freight via UPS is a ******* 100% joke.
What would you guys do if you were shipping the hood. The buyer paid me $100 to ship. And with false dimensions that work on DHL's site, I was quoted $106, so that works. But I don't know if its worth the chance to play around with sending a box and cutting a inch here or there on the ticket, but not the box itself.