best shipping source for large items

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birdacre
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best shipping source for large items

Post by birdacre » May 9th, 2020, 6:33 am

i have an express bed i want to ship to west coast from ct. best sources? so far it looks like 450 if on a pallet and disassembled of course. just the sides, front and tailgate. any ideas??

DBF 29
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Re: best shipping source for large items

Post by DBF 29 » May 20th, 2020, 6:21 pm

I think that the best solution would be to ship it to me in Kansas City, half the distance and half the price !! I have a TT bed that I am going to convert but would love to have an AA express to start with.

I have heard that for large items one of the cheapest ways to ship is via greyhound bus line. I have not tried it but have read about people who have done it and said it worked well. Don't know about size limitations but there is a lot of space under those buses. So you might give them a call on the cost to ship to Kansas City !!

Hope that helps

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David R.
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Re: best shipping source for large items

Post by David R. » May 21st, 2020, 3:41 pm

I have also heard Fastenall company will ship items store to store at reasonable rates

azmodela
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Re: best shipping source for large items

Post by azmodela » May 22nd, 2020, 6:08 pm

David R. wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 3:41 pm
I have also heard Fastenall company will ship items store to store at reasonable rates
Fastenall no longer ships outside items or customers.

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Chris Haynes
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Re: best shipping source for large items

Post by Chris Haynes » May 23rd, 2020, 2:08 pm

I tried to buy some hardware from Fasternal. They wouldn't accept cash and would only sell to registered customers with an account. Screw them.

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