Shipping heavy equipment

From: Doc Shipley <>
Date: Tue Dec 7 22:08:08 2004

John Lawson wrote:

> 110 pounds - it's not *that* big. It can go FedEx (149 pound limit for
> regular FedEx) as well as UPS - but that would be "pricey".

   A PDP-11/34 in the 10.5" cabinet, *very* solidly crated, cost $50 to
ship from Phoenix AZ to Austin TX with ForwardAir. 192lb, and frigging
BIG. Although I think the BA123 is bigger.

   I see their requirement that you deliver and pick up at their dock as
an advantage. Most all shipping damage seems to happen between the dock
and your door. They also refuse to insure or warranty *anything* that's
not in wood, which is another big plus with me. It says "We Give a
Shit." :)

   If you ship it on a pallet, ship it on its side.

Received on Tue Dec 07 2004 - 22:08:08 GMT

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