[rescue] Shipping large computer (Onyx)

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Aug 14 17:04:46 CDT 2003

I haven't shipped a large computer... but I've had a couple of upright
video games shipped by Old Dominion Freight Lines (www.odfl.com).

Their rates are good.

You might be able to find someone (possibly a fellow rescue member out
of work in your area) who'll crate it up and take it to the shipper
for less than $175.

If you can get the materials, crating it wouldn't be hard.... you just
need a pallet, some straps, cardboard, and optionally some styrofoam and
a box made to fit and staple to the pallet.  Really not that hard if
you have or can get the materials cheap enough.

ODFL is cheapest when the item to ship is dropped off at their shipping
center and picked up by the buyer from their shipping center on that end.
It can be pretty cheap to ship heavy things this way... but it presumes
the seller has a means to pack for transport and get it to them and the
buyer has the means to pick it up.

They will do pick up and drop off... but the prices go up.

-- Curt

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>Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 16:58:04 -0400
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>From: Aaron Finley <arnach at arnach.com>
>Subject: [rescue] Shipping large computer (Onyx)
>I'm trying to ship a fully loaded Onyx desk side from my house here PA, 
>19083 to LAX international.
>So far I've gotten a quote for $175 to pick it up from my house (i don't 
>have a truck, only cars), crate it, and have it on this company's loading dock.
>And then $138 to actually get it from that loading dock to LAX.
>Hows that sound?
>How do you guys ship your large comps?
>I used freightquote.com for the shipping quote.
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Curtis Wilbar
Hawk Mountain Networks
rescue at hawkmountain.net

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