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Old 06 February 2008, 09:29   #1
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Pinball Haulage

Seriously off-topic this one, but here we go:

I keep wanting to bid on the pinball machines that go through eBay but often I have to hold off bidding because they are located too far away.

Anyone know of the most cost-effective way of organising a courier etc to collect it and drop it off to me here on the Island?
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Old 06 February 2008, 12:00   #2
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I used Palletline to ship stuff for me once before that was big but not actually on a Pallet. Cost about 100 from one end of the country to the other. Just let them know its not on a pallet and that there won't be a forklift at either end.

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May charge more for the IOW! Normally costs 80.
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Thanks Neil & Nick.

That gives me a couple of numbers to call.
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I spoke to them. They need it on a pallet and I am unsure whether an eBay Seller will want to fart about with pallets. I know I wouldn't.
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I spoke to them. They need it on a pallet and I am unsure whether an eBay Seller will want to fart about with pallets. I know I wouldn't.
You're unlikely to get it transported safely without palletising. Do the legs come off those things? Would make it a better option as some carriers have a pallet height restriction.

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You're unlikely to get it transported safely without palletising. Do the legs come off those things? Would make it a better option as some carriers have a pallet height restriction.

You could try Interparcel.com - they have a Titan service for larger items.
Yes, the legs come off and the head (usually) folds down. They will fit in the back of a people mover/estate.
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I spoke to them. They need it on a pallet and I am unsure whether an eBay Seller will want to fart about with pallets. I know I wouldn't.
Realistically there's no way to move/lift something that big onto a lorry commercially without palleting it up. H&S legislation.

Besides, it's less likely to get damaged on a pallet.
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Realistically there's no way to move/lift something that big onto a lorry commercially without palleting it up. H&S legislation.

Besides, it's less likely to get damaged on a pallet.
I suppose home removal firms lug stuff around without pallets though.
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