Somewhat OT: Freighting Items

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Tue Sep 1 08:34:14 CDT 2015

If its a desk then its furniture. So go to the experts.
Look for home contents movers with an empty backhaul.


On 01/09/2015 14:23, Cory Heisterkamp wrote:
> What Todd is suggesting sounds a lot like They were an
> economical alternative for a while (friends have used them several times)
> but in the last 24 months their prices escalated beyond reason. They pick
> up the pallet and they drop off the pallet but it's up to you to handle the
> rest.
> I've had two experiences with uship, both positive. One as a seller of a
> roundie color TV, and one as a buyer of a 1961 washer/dryer combination
> machine. In both cases the transport was by pickup truck cross-country.
> With collector car shipping reaching ridiculous prices, guys with duallies
> and car trailers are finding an untapped market and their truck beds are
> usually empty....  -C
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 8:13 AM, Peter Cetinski <pete at> wrote:
>> Have you looked at <>  It’s
>> kind of like crowdsourced shipping.  The quality of service can vary but
>> shippers are encouraged to offer good service due to a ratings system.  If
>> you’re lucky you’ll find a shipper already taking your route for another
>> shipment and you can get a good deal.
>>> On Sep 1, 2015, at 1:23 AM, Ali <cctalk at> wrote:
>>> I know this is a topic that comes up quite often and I have archived a
>>> number of threads. However, I am still not finding what I need. The back
>>> story is that I need to have a desk shipped across the country to me. The
>>> desk measures 28" long, 27" wide, 35" tall and is ~125 pounds unpacked.
>>> While it is possible to disassemble the desk I rather not.
>>> I've gotten quotes form a number of outfits as follows:
>>> 1. UPS: $1200 to pack/crate the desk and ship it.
>>> 2. Craters and Freighters: $895 to wrap in PE Foam, Styrofoam, bubble
>> wrap,
>>> and box shipped door to door (i.e. not real freight).
>>> 3. Freightquote: $475 if I palletize it/pack it myself (have to clarify
>> if
>>> this is door to door or do I have to drop off and pickup).
>>> Anybody else have other suggestions/recommendations? From what I
>> understand
>>> this desk is not that heavy (in the freighting scheme of things) and
>> would
>>> easily fit on one pallet and maybe even a half pallet. But I've never
>>> shipped something via freight so maybe these are all accurate prices. Any
>>> help/guidance is very much appreciated.
>>> Thanks.
>>> -Ali

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