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Old 03-13-2014, 11:15 PM   #1
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I've looked at multiple places to purchase my lift, wheels, tires. Everywhere seems to charge an arm and a leg to ship to Alaska. Quadratec, Morris 4x4 Center. Does anyone know of any places that are cheaper to get items up to Alaska?

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Old 03-14-2014, 03:16 AM   #3
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Haha yeah that's what I imagine when it says "ground shipping" to Alaska. For all the things that I want to purchase for my jeep, shipping will cost an additional 40% of what I pay. crazy.
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Have you checked with Extreme Terrain or Northridge yet?
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:50 AM   #5
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I just bought my lift through Marcus at Rivercity Off-road and shipping is only $170 for my rock krawler lift. I can't complain with that when my other quotes have been +$400. I will check those two out and see what if I can find my bumpers and wheels any cheaper! Thanks for your input!
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:16 AM   #6
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I am a new tj owner in AK and I want to start a bunch of mods but the shipping costs makes it really depressing. My wife recently signed up for Amazon Prime which includes free shipping. I noticed that some of the costs are slightly higher for Items listed as Prime but not as high as regular shipping charges would be. I also noticed a lot of parts and mods are available on Amazon. I think I will be ordering a soft top from them. They even have exhaust headers available with free shipping. I think there is an annual membership fee for Prime.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:56 PM   #7
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Some here are having it shipped to Seattle WA and then barging it up. It saves some serious bucks if they ship for free in the lower 48. Free to Seattle and then about $220 to barge it to Anchorage.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:09 PM   #8
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i'm looking in to barging as well. do you know who they barge it through?
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:27 PM   #9
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Yes, here is a good choice. Even better if you can find free shipping in lower 48. Have it shipped here and let them take over.

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Old 04-28-2014, 05:34 PM   #10
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If you contact Quadratec here on the forum he will set you up with a cheaper shipping rate than the other vendors on the site. Morris has free shipping in the lower 48 but to ship a set of brake lines to AK was $35. No discount and not even a discount of what it would cost them to ship for free in the lower 48. Most others are the same way. Quadratec shipped the same brake lines for $10. Just ordered a Currie steering for my LJ. $All other places $140+. Quadratec charged me $60
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:47 PM   #11
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have it shipped to seattle at the pacific alaska fraight ways farry. they will recieve it and put it on the barge. had a 600lbs axel shipped up this way only cost my 180 bucks
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You obviously can't get all of the brands, but I've had most of my lift kit, a winch mounting plate, and a new front bumper with winch mount shipped for free through Amazon Prime. I just pick the items I want and give it a try. It'll tell you if that item isn't shippable.

I checked with Advanced Auto and they have some reasonable shipping charges for Rugged Ridge/Omix Ada stuff.

The new Cabelas claims to ship to store for free. They might be a good option for a Warn winch and front bumper.

You can get some Rancho products through Sears with reasonable shipping costs.

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You obviously can't get all of the brands, but I've had most of my lift kit, a winch mounting plate, and a new front bumper with winch mount shipped for free through Amazon Prime. I just pick the items I want and give it a try. It'll tell you if that item isn't shippable.

I checked with Advanced Auto and they have some reasonable shipping charges for Rugged Ridge/Omix Ada stuff.

The new Cabelas claims to ship to store for free. They might be a good option for a Warn winch and front bumper.

You can get some Rancho products through Sears with reasonable shipping costs.

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For items that can be shipped via USPS (See *), costs are based on size, weight, and destination/zones. Zones are based on distances from where it is being shipped from. Zone 1 is the cheapest and 8 being the most expensive.

With us Alaskan’s being so far from the lower 48, we fall into zone 8 from most locations. To try to keep this short, if you ordered something to be delivered in Alaska, let’s say from Florida, we would fall into zone 8, as all the west coast would. The cost to ship something to us would be identical to any location in zone 8.

I have ordered several things over the years I have lived in Anchorage. I have found you need to identify you want your order to be shipped via USPS. I have had companies still say it costs more because we are so far away. It doesn’t cost more, if we fall into the same zone. I have also had to speak to supervisors to explain why it won’t cost more. I recently had a subwoofer box made for my Wrangler, by “Dave the Box Guy”, who now offers USPS as an option. It actually saved me $60.00 over the other company he was going to use.

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Old 09-15-2014, 01:05 AM   #15
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I've used Prime for a lot of things for the same reason. Shipping to AK is nuts and there have been many times where my shipping would be more than the cost of the item itself but i had no options. I don't know how Prime does it at that low annual cost. You can buy heavy cases of drinks or car tires all shipped free, all year long, as many as you want. I recently bought a HUGE bag of wild bird feed. It was a 50lb bag of mostly black oil sunflower which will fill a garbage can to the top if you're wondering and this was $30 total shipped to my door.
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Old 09-16-2014, 05:25 PM   #16
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Amazon shipping thousands upon thousands of packages daily. Fed Ex and UPS give them good rates and then there are the instances where the plane isnt filled up. If you owned a company that had all this room to fill, what would you do? Discount the hell out of the space to get it filled and make at least some cash since it has to go there anyways. UPS and Fed Ex both give them better rates than you think

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