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RE: Cross-country shipping of large network/computer gear?
From: "Temkin, David" <temkin () sig com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 14:53:06 -0400


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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