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Re: Cross-country shipping of large network/computer gear?
From: "Mehmet Akcin" <mehmet () akcin net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 15:09:06 -0400
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.
----- 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.
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
option because it is across country.
Your only choice is by air.
Use FedEx. Life is short.
Matthew Zito wrote:
> 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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