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Forum topic by lobro4 posted 11-19-2015 12:44 AM 456 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lobro4

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11-19-2015 12:44 AM

I need to crate or box a sculpted rocker for shipping. Any body have any experience on options of how to do this and how to ship that won’t cost me an arm and a leg?

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!


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#1 posted 11-19-2015 08:35 PM

Which ever way you decide to do it, make sure it is highly insured. I have had problems where products were trashed in shipping when received by my customer.

Good luck.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 11-19-2015 09:42 PM

I’ve dealt with several LTL & 3rd party trucking companies (Beaver, Price, Old Dominion, Estes, UPS & FedEx Freight) that would ship this for you and rates very quite a bit, but they’re typically based on weight (I’ve had some base it off the foot print of the crate as well.)
I’ve had good and bad experiences with all. A good crate/pallet job will go a long way in keeping your rocker in one piece. If it’s something that’s going a long distance and will have to unloaded & reloaded several times making your crate accessible via forklift and/or pallet jack will help as well.

I know you can get quotes from UPS online if you know your crates dimensions & weight. Be sure to inquire about insurance (if necessary) and pickup since I’m assuming you don’t have a loading dock… It also pays to document your progress as you crate it up and have the receiver do the same before accepting it if the crate looks damaged.

Good luck & rock chalk!

-- Byer-- "Comparison is the thief of joy" -- T.R. Roosevelt

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#3 posted 11-21-2015 02:24 AM

In terms of shipping, maybe put it up for bid at uship? I’ve done it twice and been satisfied and saved a lot of money.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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