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Re: Cross-country shipping of large network/computer gear?
From: Andy Walden <andy () tigerteam net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 20:31:58 -0500 (CDT)
On 27 Aug 2003, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
Andy Walden <andy () tigerteam net> writes:
Yes, but my point is that you can stack the deck in your favor by
using a company that uses appropriate material handling devices to
move every package if you are shipping packages that are heavy enough
that moving them with a handtruck or by hand is possible-but-unwise.
I can agree in principal, so long as we can designate a company that will
execute proper company policy and do so *every* time. Unfortunately, for
the purpose of the general well-being of our gear, we arrive back at
generally blue collar, none-the-less, well paid, package handlers that
individually define preferences for how they feel like doing it that day.
C'est la vie..what can you do. Counter to counter I find is most
effective, but as mentioned earlier, does require some effort on the
Do you really mean counter to counter, or do you mean Real Air Freight
(like going to the United Air Cargo facility behind Gate Gourmet in
the same strip as FedEx out at IAD)? Real Air Freight (tm) rocks my
world. Going into the terminal to baggage claim and trying to find
someone to help you find your package is annoying.
Granted, it's been awhile since I have shipped counter to counter since I
joined the dark side (vendor side), it probably was before 9/11, and
things may be different now. Please forgive any outdated experiences
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