Hi, I hope it's OK to post here. I'm trying to sell my EUB and I've run into an issue I did not pre-plan... stratospherically high shipping. When I shipped the bass I have in mind in 2007 it was prox. $75 to ship from Seattle to Pennsylvania. The thing weighs 23 lbs. It fits in a 24 x 24 x 40" box. Today I went in for a quote and the guy at the UPS desk 'guessed' at $140. I then went to the UPS on-line calculator and their 'drop-off' price is $234 with exactly the same info! What I don't get is that most dealers seem to be able to ship full size double basses (in a 7ft container) for less than $150 via Reddaway or Con-Way or -whatever-. I assume they get a deal because they're commercial. But I called Con-Way and they don't want to do one-offs. In short: are there any better options besides UPS for shipping an EUB (or for the future) a 3/4 size double bass? OR is there some secret to getting a better deal via UPS? TIA!