Why can't I ship myself again....?

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  1. ChrisHeflen

    ChrisHeflen Supporting Actor

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    I have a friend in NY that I would like to go visit, but I don't wanna spend the money.

    Is it really that bad to ship yourself FedEx or something? I mean, that guy a couple years back did it and would have gotten away with it had he stayed in the box til the dlievery driver left, right?

    Is there a cheaper way. Not one for hitch-hiking....
     
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    That's the funniest damn thing i've read all week!
     
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    You could see if there is a way to "Attach" yourself to an "E-Mail' sent to your friend? [​IMG]
     
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    I'm assuming you're over 150lbs. That would have to be FedEx Freight. That could get pricey too
     
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    I worked at a UPS warehouse in the bulk packages section. I wouldn't ship my worse enemy.

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    Wait till the winter. Those trucks can get up to 150 degrees in the sun.
     
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    If your going to attempt the "email yourself" route, make sure it's with a high-speed connection, because trying that with dial-up would be, well, let's face it, that would be just silly now wouldn't it?
     
  9. ChrisHeflen

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    Well, I am about 153lbs. so maybe they'll let me slide.

    I won't go UPS. Probably just stick with Fedex.

    Maybe the fall would be the best time. Not too hot or cold.

    I mean, I am planning on totally being prepard so it's not like I am just gonna go in naked. Plus I have my mp3 player too!

    The thing I am worried about the most is if my firend isn't there to sign for me, if I'll go back to the transfer station til the next "delivery attempt". I guess I could do "no signature required" but I think with "Priority Overnite", you have to...
     
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    I will review the Darwin Awards site this Fall to keep abreast of your adventure...
     
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    I'm beginning to think your serious. And your speaking as if this is a common occurance.
     
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    It's cheaper to fly.
     
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    i say go for it. it's a win win situation in my view. if you make it, you've saved yourself the airline fare. if you die in the process, you've thinned the shallow end of the gene pool even more.

    kevin t
     
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    If you overnight yourself, make certain that the plane you fly on pressurizes their cargo hold.
     
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    and he's already in a Box..........just have to Dig the Hole !
     
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    "you've thinned the shallow end of the gene pool even more"

    Gee thanks kevin for the kind words.

    Of course guys I am just tossing the thing out for discussion and wouldn't dream of it.

    It's more of like a "why the hell not"? I mean really what would be the big deal?

    Maybe if people did start doing it "enmass" then airprices would fall?

    I don't know, but at least "Inspector Hammer" laughed and so my thread was worth it!
     
  19. D. Scott MacDonald

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    Seriously, you'd probably be OK if you were shipped on the ground. While it's true that the trucks can get very hot or very cold, you can probably survive it. There's also the point that not all packages will be treated delicately, and I suspect that you will get caught when somebody mishandles the box you are in (it will be difficult for you to keep quite when this happens).

    But then you are talking days in a box, and at that point I'm guessing that a bus appears far more attractive (and possibly cheaper).

    When planes get involved, however, you should know that much of the cargo travels in unpressurized cargo holds. I'm not sure what FedEx's policy is on this, but I certainly wouldn't trust my life to it. It can also get mighty cold. Many people have died trying to stow away in wheel wells, and what you are suggesting isn't significantly different (from a temperature, oxygen, and pressure point of view).
     
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    I should also point out that the shippers don't like shipping packages that jiggle too much, so you'd either have to pack your self tight so that you couldn't move much, or risk them re-packing you at which point you get caught. Restricting your movement for long periods of time is not only uncomfortable, but also has a significant risk of blood clots and stroke.
     

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