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Old 02-26-2021, 08:35 AM   #1
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you never know, it is worth a try. looking for a ride from the Seattle area to West Virginia one wooden box of Model A parts. 46"L X 42"W X 24"H around 240 pounds. for a decent price.

thanks John


I will ad, the box can be stood on end.



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Old 02-26-2021, 08:48 AM   #2
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you never know, it is worth a try. looking for a ride from the Seattle area to West Virginia one wooden box of Model A parts. 46"L X 42"W X 24"H around 240 pounds. for a decent price.

thanks John
John, if it is going to West Virginia, that is a foreign country isn't it!? What about export tariffs??


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Old 02-26-2021, 10:23 AM   #3
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Did you inquire at Fastenal? Usually good rates for that type of shipment. Finding a private individual going between two specific places may be like winning the lottery. lol
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:27 AM   #4
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I've read on a few different forums where Fastenal isn't doing that any more.
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:08 AM   #5
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I've shipped large parts via Greyhound, but it's been quite a while ago.
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:05 PM   #6
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I have shipped individual crates using ABF freight. Door to door. Fair price.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:32 AM   #7
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I have shipped large boxes by 6-horse stage coach but that was quite a while ago.
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Not funny brent east tenn. Just the same
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:47 AM   #9
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I recently used Fastenal to ship a large item half-way across the country, so they definitely ARE still doing it. My item was about 200 lbs and loaded on a pallet. Cost me $160. Fastenal's freight service is Blue Line Freight - you can request a quote online thru Fastenal website.

Your box should probably be strapped to a pallet to make it easier for them to handle
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I've read on a few different forums where Fastenal isn't doing that any more.
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Paul, my local Fastenal shut their doors late last year as a way to cut costs. Many stores are no longer using company owned trucks to ship their merchandise, so they are no longer taking LTL freight. Select stores still offer the service.


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Not funny brent east tenn. Just the same
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Old 02-28-2021, 08:44 PM   #11
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Good point.....I think Greyhound would be the most cost effective way to go.

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Old 02-28-2021, 10:03 PM   #12
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Good point.....I think Greyhound would be the most cost effective way to go.

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Old 02-28-2021, 10:08 PM   #13
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Yeah, no way Greyhound will take a 240 lb box. They don't have forklifts, it's just porters lifting things by hand.
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Old 03-01-2021, 11:40 AM   #14
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I have no personal experience w/them, but I've heard that Estes is good to deal with.

https://www.estes-express.com/
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:50 AM   #15
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As to The Dog (Greyhound) NO! But it is too heavy
It took 7 weeks for me to receive a cabby door from Oregon (to TN)
They told me to file a loss claim when it showed. Had many stickers on it like a steamer trunk !
They only move things when spare space shows up on a bus.
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