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Shipping woes
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Highlander160
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I'm sure it's on everyone's mind and making parts purchases a back burner option. 1st, USPS flat rate boxes. I've been including shipping on small items for that reason. 2nd, is it big? Heavy? Fastenal. Yeah, Fastenal. Somebody almost ALWAYS has a Fastenal near them unless you're way out in the middle of a 10,000 acre corn field. The low cost seems like a dream. The only low is you wait for their route. Might be a week before it leaves Detroit for Cincinnati or Atlanta but the cost is downright CHEAP! I had a heavy diagnostic machine sent from Las Vegas not long ago for $63. UPS was $170-something. Be creative. Just a cpl tips from your ol Uncle Jocko. Good luck...

And yes, I put it in parts for sale for what I thought was an obvious reason. If that was wrong, sorry...

Posted on: 5/25 14:15
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I am trying to get a tailpipe shipped cross country and it weighs only 8 lbs but Fastenal won’t take it for two reasons. One is that at 127” it’s too long and the other is that there is some vertical line up the middle of the country that they do not cross and the part is on the other side. Also too long for Greyhound and, with fuel costs, the cheapest truck quote was over $700 and went up to over $1200.

Posted on: 5/25 14:24
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64avanti
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Yeh, Fastenal is weird that way.

Posted on: 5/25 17:19
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Re: Shipping woes
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Relay. Also, guys are always going dead head somewhere. "Empty trailer heading to Bumflugg, USA..."
Follow some soc media and see who's doing what. Theres a guy on TJJ/HAMB that hauls cars, see what his itinerary is. How bad ya want it?

Posted on: 5/25 22:22
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Re: Shipping woes
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Have shipper run a hack saw through the middle and welderup when it gets home.
Oversize charges. I've paid many for one piece fish'n rods.
They used to take things like that by bus also. Greyhound or whomever survived?

Posted on: 5/27 10:07
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Things like this make me reminisce about when REA (Railway Express Agency) would haul anything. A baby elephant or a horse? No problem. And if they didn't get it to your door, it would at least be on hand at the local freight agent.

Posted on: 5/27 11:03
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