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    Question What company for shipping live? Any tips?

    Well, long story short. Im helping a fellow herper out, by offering a home for his bearded dragon. The thing is, he is free. but all i have to do is pay for shipping. What method do you use? the person knows the basic supplies.
    Such as a box, pillow case, styrofoam insulation, ventilation, etc etc.
    But shipping through SYR is Killer! from Georgia to Florida, The quote was about 110.00 Which is a bit to much. Ive read somewhere Where people spend about about 35.00 through some type of shipper.

    If you know of any place that ships overnight, And is reasonable.
    Id really appreciate it. And Any tips for a first timer shipping a reptile would be appreciated as well.

    Thanks ahead of time.
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    www.shipyourreptiles.com is what many herpers use. They have an agreement worked out with FedEx.

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    Yeah. . .Just had the quote done. and it came out to be about 110.00
    I may have to pass up. The most i could do for shipping right now, is about 50.00-60.00
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    Oh, Nevermind. Just redid the quote, and it came out to be around 67.83
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    I was going holy cow, you shipping too or from Alaska or something? lol

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    No. haha. From georgia.
    Not sure why i got that quote the first time. Lmao. But Normally. How do you send a payment to pay for shipping? A money order or something? haha, sorry for the dumb questions, its just my first time getting an animal shipped to me.
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    I know a few people who use UPS. Heck, I got three snakes via UPS (though it didn't dawn on me to ask what he was using, and UPS doesn't knowingly allow snakes). USPS also allows lizards up to a certain length.

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    I use www.paypal.com for payments. Accounts are free and they charge a small transaction fee, but it's very convenient and offers a few buyer and seller protections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenzi Sixaxis View Post
    I know a few people who use UPS. Heck, I got three snakes via UPS (though it didn't dawn on me to ask what he was using, and UPS doesn't knowingly allow snakes). USPS also allows lizards up to a certain length.


    How much was shipping for you?
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    Shipping costs are based almost entirely on distance travelled and remoteness.

    Shipping quotes for me this year have run anywhere from $35-80 depending on where things were shipped to/from.

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