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Swamp Fox

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Shipping by Truck
« on: February 13, 2011, 10:25:21 AM »
We routinely sell artwork on e-bay & ship by UPS ... no problem ... no question.
Now, we've listed a piece of shop equipment on e-bay; a 12" Delta Radial Arm Saw ( > than 200 lbs ).
We've tried local pickup with no satisfactory results and are now looking into shipment by truck. We could load the saw into our SUV and deliver it to a local trucking company but we're not sure how to be sure the buyer pays all the prep ( pallet, banding, shrink wrap) & truck shipping costs. We list on e-bay through InkFrog.
Can we get some ideas on how to reduce any potential truck shipping problems ?
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Re: Shipping by Truck
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 11:14:11 AM »
When we've sold heavy equipment in the past - we stipulated in our listings that the buyer incurs all costs of shipping, including preparation - and then indicated several options in our area for the buyer to contact to make the arrangements directly.  We would have estimates from the local carriers first, and post those in our ads as well.  Best to let the carrier know exactly why you need the estimate  -  so there are no surprises when the buyer contacts them to make arrangements.  Same as when we've purchased heavy stuff online from auctions/estate sales out of our area.  We know that the seller will drop the item at our shipper of choice - and the rest is up to us to arrange by phone/email/fax, etc.

Best of luck to you!

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Re: Shipping by Truck
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 12:14:07 PM »
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Re: Shipping by Truck
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 01:13:14 PM »
Craters and Freighters

Buyer pays ALL packing and Shipping costs.

http://www.cratersandfreighters.com/cf/home.do

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Re: Shipping by Truck
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 01:16:16 PM »
True, there is always Greyhound.  Their FAQ's found here:  http://www.shipgreyhound.com/faq/

Craters and Freighters is who I've used to ship to me from estates/auctions.  They do great work and charge fairly, IMHO.


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Re: Shipping by Truck
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 05:22:33 PM »
Have you considered a household moving company such as Mayflower? Think I read somewhere that moving companies often do not have a full truck and if you and the buyer can wait a day or two perhaps for delivery, that might be something to look into.   

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Re: Shipping by Truck
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 11:00:26 AM »
Thanks to all for the suggestions; especially Vintage Silver & Eotrg2. I'll be listing the saw with a truck shipping option.
Best wishes,

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Re: Shipping by Truck
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 10:53:38 PM »
Most welcome.  Happy selling!

  

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