Somewhat OT: Freighting Items

Paul Anderson useddec at
Tue Sep 15 22:00:25 CDT 2015

I'm very used to first time shippers. I hope it works out well for you.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Ali <cctalk at> wrote:

> > I know I'm a little late on this, but for something that small why not
> > wrap it in bubble or whatever, put it in a gaylord strap it to a pallet
> > and send it common carrier?
> >
> Paul,
> I am on the receiving end of this package so I was not shipping. The
> seller actually tried to ship FedEx but when he got there they told him
> packed it would be bigger and/or heavier then what they could ship. He also
> got a quote from UPS but they wanted $1200 to pack and ship the darn thing.
> One of the biggest issues we had was that this was the seller's (and
> frankly mine as well) first time shipping something so big. He was just not
> setup to package the thing or transport it. So he wanted to have someone
> come by and pickup, package, and ship. Eventually, he saw the need to pack
> it himself (and at least based on the photos he sent) he seemed to have
> done an excellent job. The desk is scheduled to arrive on Friday so the
> proof will be in the pudding.
> -Ali

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