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Ebay 'Local pickup only' - Shipping service?

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rockhoundmikey
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« on: January 17, 2016, 06:06:40 pm »

hey folks,
    does anyone know of a shipping service that can pick up & pack equipment purchased on Ebay, then ship it to me? I have found some pretty good deals on sla saws, but they're pickup only, they wont ship.
   Any assistance much appreciated,
          M. Tipsword
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 07:22:25 am »

There are small local companies that do that.  Yo will need to find one via internet search and then get a price.  Expect around 100-200 to pack and 200-400 for shipping.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 10:15:54 am »

Send a note to the local rock club and maybe someone there will do it for you in exchange for cutting some slabs for them.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 05:48:06 pm »

On a big saw spending $300-600 for a shipping service wouldn't be bad - as a percentage of the saw price - if you got a good enough deal on the purchase price.

Unless it was a great purchase price, though, I might lean more toward paying a bit more to someone like a forum member. Getting a good refurb from someone like that who doesn't add crazy shipping fees is more in my comfort zone.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 06:01:47 pm »

There are national companies who normally move household good who will come and put the saw on a pallet and shrink wrap it and then put it on with a load of furniture being moved across country.  I suggest calling several of these companies to see who does this type shipping.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 05:57:07 pm »

I went ahead and bought a *new* HP 14" saw!!!!
Soon, very soon!
-mikey in Champaign, IL
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2016, 06:00:21 am »

sounds like a good move. old saws are well built but I do like my new saws also. good luck cutting. it is my favorite part of rock hounding.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2016, 07:17:06 am »

Hope you like it. That's a good saw size for most of us. If you like it, let us know where you got it. Can never have to many links to proven good sellers.
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