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Old 12-27-2006, 10:41 AM
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Call the carrier you want to send it with and talk to them about moving your business from another trucking company you have issues with. You should get 40% off the top. I only ship 2 or 3 LTL parcels a month and I "move" all the time.
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:53 PM
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Tax Man, thanks for the message and thanks to Biggus also.
I worked it all out. I'm dropping off everything to Forward Air tomorrow at JFK airport (I have to take my parents there at 12 anyway!!) and they will drop it in Mobile AL. Quick Delivery will pick it up (Thanks Tax Man!!) and drop it off in Gulfport MS for $50.00

Air Freight $117.00
Ground transport $50.00

Not paying $300 or so out of my pocket and having the shippment in the buyers hands within 2 days when he thought it would take 7: priceless

Ya know, there is very little that can't be done with all of the know how on this board.
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:14 AM
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dave,

bring money orders. As i recall they dont; take cash, or credit cards. They might take personal checks. I know i had a problem with them once and had the joy of cruisign around the surrounding neighborhoods of JFK looking for an ATM at like midnight. I wound up at a check's cashed and i felt like i was abotu to robbed at gunpoint at any minute.....
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bring money orders. As i recall they dont; take cash, or credit cards. They might take personal checks. I know i had a problem with them once and had the joy of cruisign around the surrounding neighborhoods of JFK looking for an ATM at like midnight. I wound up at a check's cashed and i felt like i was abotu to robbed at gunpoint at any minute.....
Holy cow! Look what the cat dragged in Where ya been Puder? Going to the boat show?
Thanks for the tip! I have cash in my pocket but I will bring other forms of payment.
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:43 PM
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Well Puder, I showed up, weighed in, filled out paperwork & then it came time for payment. I had credit cards, personal checks, business checks, cash, peso's, gold dubloons. krugerands & Euro. No go! I ended up at the same check cash place you went to for a money order. I defenately wouldn't want to be there when the sun goes down
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Try GreyHound bus lines, , They ship large packages under in the luggage hold, I think its right around the same price of the one-way bus ticket. I had a ford f150 bumper shipped that way pretty cheap.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:32 PM
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Try GreyHound bus lines, , They ship large packages under in the luggage hold, I think its right around the same price of the one-way bus ticket. I had a ford f150 bumper shipped that way pretty cheap.
I forgot about that. I'll remember the next time. Thanks
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Well Puder, I showed up, weighed in, filled out paperwork & then it came time for payment. I had credit cards, personal checks, business checks, cash, peso's, gold dubloons. krugerands & Euro. No go! I ended up at the same check cash place you went to for a money order. I defenately wouldn't want to be there when the sun goes down
that totally sucks! Was is the one a block from the McDonald's? Yeah definatly not a friendly neighborhood.
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try fairpricedshipping.com,been good to me all the time,tyler schef,i had a 250 merc from fl to ny,most truckin co's were 400,he was 200 tell him eric sent you tripps
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