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Re: Cross-country shipping of large network/computer gear?

  • From: Mehmet Akcin
  • Date: Wed Aug 27 15:15:08 2003

Well I recieved lots of computer hardware including laptops/desktops with
fedex when I was living in Turkey from USA without any problem, 300 pounds
is quite heavy and I assume this is a couple of thousands computer gear so
the best would be fedex, imho.

Mehmet Akcin
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Temkin, David" <temkin@sig.com>
To: "'N. Richard Solis'" <nrsolis@aol.net>; "Matthew Zito"
<mzito@gridapp.com>
Cc: <Nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:53 PM
Subject: RE: Cross-country shipping of large network/computer gear?


>
> FWIW we've had FedEx destroy hundreds of thousands of dollars of gear in
> transit (all shipped with full insurance and properly packed).  They're
> extremely slow to pay their insurance claims on large amounts, as well.
>
> This has happened to us at least 5 times so far - cross-country,
> cross-state, and international.
>
> Choose carefully.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: N. Richard Solis [mailto:nrsolis@aol.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:27 PM
> To: Matthew Zito
> Cc: Nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Re: Cross-country shipping of large network/computer gear?
>
>
>
> FedEx will be your best bet.  Trust me.
>
> You COULD do a counter to counter shipment via an airline cargo desk.
> That MIGHT be cheaper but you will still have to transport it from your
> spot to their pickup and back again on the other side.
>
> Rail is not an option because it is across country. Ground/Highway is not
an
> option because it is across country.
>
> Your only choice is by air.
>
> Use FedEx.  Life is short.
>
> -Richard
>
>
> Matthew Zito wrote:
>
>  >
>  >
>  > Hello,
>  >
>  > I was wondering if anyone could provide any advice or suggestions on  >
> shipping heavy/bulky equipment (~300 pounds, about a half-rack worth of  >
> gear) on short notice cross-country?  We're obviously looking to minimize
>
> cost, but realistically it can't be in transit for more than two  > days.
> Are  > there any companies or methods people would recommend?  Thanks in
> advance  > for the help.  >  > Thanks again,  > Matt  >  > --  > Matthew
> Zito  > GridApp Systems  > Email: mzito@gridapp.com  > Cell: 646-220-3551
>
> Phone: 212-358-8211 x 359  > http://www.gridapp.com  >  >
>





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