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  • Good packaging, pickup and shipping companies (all-in-one)?

    Ok, I need to find a company that can pickup a heavy ass vintage keyboard from a guy who I'm buying from, pack it, and ship it to me.

    What companies in the US do this? I don't want to go with UPS or Fedex, because this synth is quite vintage and I want it professionally taken good care of. (Not sure if they actually pickup and do this thing anyways) I'm sure this will be about $200 for this packaging and shipping service. Not a big deal, I'm expecting that.

    Anyone know of some good companies for this (that perhaps can pickup on weekends)? I found this company www.gonavis.com ,but it seems that they are open from only 8am-5pm. This guy works at those times also and wouldn't get back until 5:30 to allow them to pick it up.
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  • #2
    For what it's worth ... When I've paid to have an item double boxed

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    • #3
      Does UPS pickup from people's houses and pack themselves to ship the item to you? I was thinking about a different service since this synth I'm getting is over 50 lbs.
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      • #4
        I believe Clusterchord used a company called Craters and Freighters when he sold his CS-80. From the pictures, it looked like they came over and handled everything.

        Now, for a CS-80 price, it might make sense to use a company like that. The alternative is for the seller to drop the synth off at your typical Mailboxes Plus type store and have them do the packing and shipping. I actually used one of those places when I was living in Virginia to ship a Fairlight IIx to Japan and it got there safely.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the info. I'll check that out. Looks like the guy will get home earlier so this can happen. That helps.
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          "It’s got to reflect a personality, rather than a quantized performance. Despite the technological revolution that’s been going on over the past few years, it’s not like we’re sitting around saying, ‘Wow... much better records are being made.’” - Atticus Ross


          Pumps from my Heart {+}{}{+}{} Filtered through my Mind ~-~->

          But yet I need more Cowbell



          if you never read my signature, you'll never know how I sign my name

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