[AMRadio] To ship or not to ship


jeremy-ca km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Sun Nov 25 22:03:43 EST 2007


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "w4wsz" <w4wsz at embarqmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] To ship or not to ship


> Hi Rick,
>
> Over the past few weeks I have shipped a lot of stuff including several 
> receivers (NC-183).
>
> I used the USPS Priority mail on almost everything.  With priority mail, 
> there is less handling of the item and it does not stay in transit as 
> long.
>
> At present, I am bating 1000, no damages and fast delivery.
>
> I have also had excellent results using Greyhound express.  If you are 
> shipping to a customer in a large city served by the Greyhound bus system, 
> many times it never leaves the bus from the time you ship until it 
> arrives.
>
> If I sent you a large heavy item, I could put in on the bus in Tallahassee 
> and it would stay in its place until it arrived in Dallas.
>
> The cost is not that much when you consider the advantages.
>
> Another thing I will share with you.  Go to a carpet store that does 
> installations and ask for some scrap padding.
>
> Take the unit and roll it up six or eight times and shove it into a large 
> box.  This will give you about 8 to 10 inches of foam padding arouind the 
> unit and.....it's free


If it shipped that way with FedWrex or UPS and broken they will deny the 
claim.

It must be double boxed and hard foam used.

I suggest strongly that everyone carefully read the rules before getting 
burnt.

Carl
KM1H


>
> Good Luck on the sale.
>
> 73,
> Bob,W4WSZ
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Rick Brashear" <rickbras at airmail.net>
> To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'" 
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 9:30 PM
> Subject: [AMRadio] To ship or not to ship
>
>
> I am thinking seriously about selling my Valiant and NC-183 and wonder if 
> I
> should take a chance on shipping either or both?  The Valiant is very 
> heavy
> as you all know and the NC-183 is no light weight.  If I don't agree to 
> ship
> it will certainly limit the possibility of selling them.  What do ya'll 
> have
> to say?  I received both via FedEx or UPS, I don't remember now, and both
> were undamaged.
>
> Thanks for any input..
> Rick/K5IAR
>
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