Shipping old heavy stuff

From: Chris Kennedy <>
Date: Thu Nov 4 15:11:18 1999

George Currie wrote:
> What shipping methods do people prefer for shipping larger (say >
> 100lbs, large deskside, small mini type) systems. If you send it
> through ups are you just guaranteeing it'll get banged up? What
> alternative, relatively inexpensive methods are available?

It depends on how soon you want to get it. I shmooze the local
trucking firms in the hopes that they'll throw stuff onto one of
their rigs when they're deadheading back into town. The fallback
to that is so-called LTL -- less than truckload -- where a local
carrier collects the stuff and takes it to a depot where it sits
until a large enough load heading your direction can be assembled.
Stuff can sit for weeks, but it's cheap, especially for minis.


Chris Kennedy
Received on Thu Nov 04 1999 - 15:11:18 GMT

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