All right, been checking this out getting all set to do it and hears is the deal.
Someone had said the only reason suppliers in the 48 powder donít ship powder to Alaska is they donít know how. This is 100% wrong! USPS & FedEx donít take gun powder at all, no way no how. UPS will only do it for large business under a strict hazmat contract, no suppliers I have found have this contract and I called about 20. Without this advance setup that an individual canít get UPS is also no way no how.
So itís back to plan ďAĒ . . . UPS to Lynden in Fife Washington and hazmat barge to Anchorage. I called Lynden to see for sure how to go about this and what itís going to cost. I was told they do it all the time and the one she had just done came to $204 for a 47 pound shipment. Thatís everything: hazmat fee, handling fee, fuel surcharge, and the shipping fee, the total price to get 47 pounds from Fife to Anchorage. So thatís about $4.35 per pound for that leg of the trip.
Now if we get our powder from "Third Generation Shooting Supply" the shipping from them to Fife Washington is a flat $4.95 and a $20 hazmat fee, but they wave the hazmat fee on orders over 30 pounds. So itís just $4.95 for 31 to 50 pounds, thatís a great deal in my view. So unless someone has a better plan I think this is the place to go with.
By the way they wonít ship powder and primers in the same box, so primers will need to be out on this powder buy.
Hear is their link so you can shop what is in stock, item number, and its price. Note that on their sight they have their in stock count above the item price. If the item you want has a very low in stock count you may want to find a different powder.
Now to pay the piper . . . got to talk $$$!!
Just so we are all on the same page I want everyone to understand that this is not about me making money! Also not about getting cheep powder or undercutting local the shops, itís just about getting the powder we need. I wonít be making a dime here and I donít want to be out any for stuff I donít need either. I would love to have the money to just buy it up front, but I just donít, so this is the best way I can think of to make this work.
1~ Find your powder info (item #- powder name Ė price) at Third Generationís sight. Then put it here or/ PM it to me/ or email to (adfields [at] mtaonline.net) I used (at) for the @ sign so you must type it and I donít get hammered with spam.
2~ Add it up and PayPal it to me less the shipping charge/ or pay me any way you want to that all right with, I will give receipts if not using PayPal. I donít like PayPal as they are somewhat anti-gun but they do make a very good third party money deals. If you do use PayPal call it ďhunting suppliesĒ and donít say anything about guns, powder, or shooting to PayPal!!
3~ I will place the order and pay the shipping up front myself. When I get it here and know all the total shipping costs we will divide it by the number of pounds. When you pick up your powder from me or I take it to you, you pay the actual shipping for your poundage back to me.
Iím thinking I will place the order late next Monday nite (1-12-08) if all goes well and we have enough takers. This could change if we need to. Iím easy to work with. It should go without saying but I think it needs to be said. If for any reason it does not go through I will refund your money 100%. Also it will be shipped insured but if the barge sinks or some other trouble happens we are all in the same boat so to speak. Stuff dose happen sometimes, if it does I will do all I can to work it out and help is and will be welcome. The very last thing I want is to make a bunch of friends here on the forum into pi$$ed off adversaries over a good faith non profiting deal!
Thatís what I have found out and what Iím planning.
Any input welcome, as always. Order up!