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#1 of 39 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted August 08 2006 - 08:31 AM

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....

#2 of 39 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted August 08 2006 - 08:38 AM

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#3 of 39 OFFLINE   DougR

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Posted August 08 2006 - 08:56 AM

You could see if there is a way to "Attach" yourself to an "E-Mail' sent to your friend? Posted Image

#4 of 39 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted August 08 2006 - 08:59 AM

I'm assuming you're over 150lbs. That would have to be FedEx Freight. That could get pricey too

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#5 of 39 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted August 08 2006 - 09:07 AM

I worked at a UPS warehouse in the bulk packages section. I wouldn't ship my worse enemy.

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#6 of 39 OFFLINE   CRyan

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Posted August 08 2006 - 09:53 AM

Wait till the winter. Those trucks can get up to 150 degrees in the sun.

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Posted August 08 2006 - 10:33 AM

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#8 of 39 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted August 08 2006 - 10:47 AM

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?
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#9 of 39 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted August 08 2006 - 10:50 AM

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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Posted August 08 2006 - 11:03 AM

I will review the Darwin Awards site this Fall to keep abreast of your adventure...

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Posted August 08 2006 - 11:16 AM

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Why can't I ship myself again....?
Dunno, but there are plenty of other four letter words that you can do to yourself. But I wouldn't do that to my worse enemy either.

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#12 of 39 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted August 08 2006 - 11:16 AM

I'm beginning to think your serious. And your speaking as if this is a common occurance.
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Posted August 08 2006 - 12:24 PM

It's cheaper to fly.

#14 of 39 OFFLINE   Kevin T

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Posted August 08 2006 - 12:43 PM

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.

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#15 of 39 OFFLINE   D. Scott MacDonald

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Posted August 08 2006 - 01:51 PM

If you overnight yourself, make certain that the plane you fly on pressurizes their cargo hold.
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#16 of 39 OFFLINE   DougR

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Posted August 08 2006 - 01:57 PM

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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.

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and he's already in a Box..........just have to Dig the Hole !

#17 of 39 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted August 08 2006 - 03:24 PM

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And your speaking as if this is a common occurance.
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#18 of 39 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted August 09 2006 - 04:22 AM

"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 of 39 OFFLINE   D. Scott MacDonald

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Posted August 09 2006 - 05:24 AM

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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#20 of 39 OFFLINE   D. Scott MacDonald

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Posted August 09 2006 - 05:29 AM

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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