Shipping a cgem?
Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:22 AM
I'm about to post an ad to sell my cgem, but since I picked it up used locally, I have no clue as to what it'll cost to ship. Obviously there are a lot of factors that would affect the cost, but if anyone can give me a rough idea of what to expect shipping the mount and tripod via USPS or ups?
I have no idea where, but it would be limited to contiguous US.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:50 AM
Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:55 AM
I also did a local pickup on mine and didn't have the original boxes and the cost above included insurance on it (full replacement value + the hypertune).
Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:07 PM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:24 AM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:24 PM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:13 PM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:43 PM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:55 PM
But there are a few pieces which have metal hanging out outside the load path which could be trimmed. And enough of those could yield real savings. However, the ones visible from outside aren't even half a pound's worth.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:05 AM
Here's a good test - how much heavier is the CGEM/Atlas head than the Takahashi EM-200 head? The Tak was clearly the "inspiration" for these mounts. That should give a good idea as to how light a similar capacity and stability mount can be without giving anything up. You'd hate to turn you CGEM into a CG5.
The TAK and Atlas/CGEM mount heads are fairly similar in size and weight. I have not noticed the TAK to be any easier to through around than the other two.
Considering that a few people have broken the CGEM castings by tipping the mount over on a scope roller, there is no way that I would try taking any metal off it from anywhere.
I ship these all the time and find that FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery Service is the least expensive.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:15 AM
which is a bit more than a CGEM or Atlas.
the difference is, the 40# load capacity is real. not optimistic.
so it isn't any lighter.