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ssteele18
04-16-2013, 02:32 AM
I mean, BIG things. Not your 40lb sub, unless you live in a high volume area.

I have a close friend of the family who drives cross country shipping. If you have something you need shipped, he could put it in his enclosed trailer and bring it to you. Very professional. He'll do bikes, cars, jet skis(dimensions permitting), or very large enclosures. Granted, fuel is not free and neither is time. However, since he's a friend of mine, I can probably save you some money on shipping. Especially if it's on his way to pick up/drop another load.

For example: 12cuft enclosure that could cost maybe $200 or more to ship
You live it Dallas
He happens to drop off a load in Houston
He'll come to Dallas and charge $100-150 for time and fuel before he heads back
You save $50-100 for your precious
Just an example.

Downside: He does alot of shipments, but he's not FedEx. So it probably wont work if you need your item in 3 days. For those of you who plan ahead, this is perfect though.

Also would be cool if we could get several of you at a time. May be able to save all around!

ssteele18
05-20-2013, 01:23 AM
Btw.. Doing a trip up through Boston and New Jersey this week. We're leaving Tuesday and will be heading up there. Let me know if there's anything you need to have picked up or dropped off! Email for prices in my sig.

04murdalanche
05-20-2013, 01:59 AM
How much for a car say from Boston to Dallas?

CerwinVega_Fan
05-20-2013, 03:02 AM
Lol is this a limited time offer???

Spooney
05-20-2013, 10:18 AM
Shipping Wars FTW

Buck
05-20-2013, 10:40 AM
I might be VERY VERY VERY interested in this man.

ssteele18
05-21-2013, 03:04 AM
How much for a car say from Boston to Dallas?

Depends.. On size, location, what we have in our trailer already... Pm me what you got and I'll see if he can do it..

Lol is this a limited time offer???
No. This particular trip, yes. But my friend ships stuff cross country at least 2 weeks each month so, if you can plan ahead, you may be able to save a little bit..

Shipping Wars FTW
Lol pretty much... He actually was shipping the Orlando Magic Motorcycle once... That was ridiculous.. haha

I might be VERY VERY VERY interested in this man.
Let me know man! Like I said, it's even better if it's along our already planned route. But if it isn't, theres always the possibility of me booking shipments around your area to make your pickups worth while. So deff give me a heads up!

ssteele18
05-21-2013, 03:06 AM
How much for a car say from Boston to Dallas?

Oh, and also... I'm not sure when his next trip to Dallas is. So if it did workout, It'd prob have to be brought back here and wait for his next trip to TX.

ssteele18
05-25-2013, 10:56 PM
Alright guys Last chance! I'm in Malden(Boston) at the moment and will start heading back in the direction of Fl by tomorrow evening most likely... Let me know if you need help!

garretttt4
05-26-2013, 06:06 AM
Alright guys Last chance! I'm in Malden(Boston) at the moment and will start heading back in the direction of Fl by tomorrow evening most likely... Let me know if you need help!

Sounds kinda fun. You just ride along and help or what?

ssteele18
05-26-2013, 08:25 AM
Sounds kinda fun. You just ride along and help or what?

It would be if it was warm and dry like we were prepared for instead of cold and rainy.. Lol all I brought was a thin hoodie and I ain't used to this weather! Lol
But me and my friend and his dad switch off every couple hours usually.. Keeps us all rested and alert so we get there safely, yet also have the energy to carry 2 bedroom apartments up and down 2 flights of stairs. Lol. We run into all kinds of surprises...

garretttt4
05-26-2013, 08:28 AM
It would be if it was warm and dry like we were prepared for instead of cold and rainy.. Lol all I brought was a thin hoodie and I ain't used to this weather! Lol
But me and my friend and his dad switch off every couple hours usually.. Keeps us all rested and alert so we get there safely, yet also have the energy to carry 2 bedroom apartments up and down 2 flights of stairs. Lol. We run into all kinds of surprises...

Aawwe. That *****... It's the same way here. You left Boston yet? What ya hauling as of now?

ssteele18
05-26-2013, 08:42 AM
Aawwe. That *****... It's the same way here. You left Boston yet? What ya hauling as of now?

We're just north of Boston at the moment dropping of a big Honda Goldwing.. We then have a few small boxes and furniture for someone in the area and we'll be loading a 2 bedroom apartment just this side of NYC to go back with us.

garretttt4
05-26-2013, 08:53 AM
We're just north of Boston at the moment dropping of a big Honda Goldwing.. We then have a few small boxes and furniture for someone in the area and we'll be loading a 2 bedroom apartment just this side of NYC to go back with us.

Nice! Sounds like a fun kinda job being able to work hard for a few hours and then pretty much getting paid to ride in the car with a friend and his dad.... But I'm sure its hard work loading and unloading everything.... I worked moving ppl from house to house last summer and it ******. The boss had a horrible, old p.o.s. single cab 4cyl fricken ford ranger and like a 8ft trailer. Had to make like 30 trips for 1 house. Only fun thing was we would just get high and mess around. No boss there to tell ya what to do. Only reason I worked there the whole summer.

garretttt4
05-26-2013, 09:05 AM
And I was just creeping on your pf, is that BMW in your profile pic yours?

ssteele18
05-28-2013, 10:36 PM
And I was just creeping on your pf, is that BMW in your profile pic yours?

Sadly no, lol. Not yet anyways... Whenever I decide to focus on building my community, and make it to regional director, I will be buying one. Unfortunately, I'm easily distracted and have many skill sets that I share my time between.. Lol

ssteele18
05-28-2013, 10:40 PM
Nice! Sounds like a fun kinda job being able to work hard for a few hours and then pretty much getting paid to ride in the car with a friend and his dad.... But I'm sure its hard work loading and unloading everything.... I worked moving ppl from house to house last summer and it ******. The boss had a horrible, old p.o.s. single cab 4cyl fricken ford ranger and like a 8ft trailer. Had to make like 30 trips for 1 house. Only fun thing was we would just get high and mess around. No boss there to tell ya what to do. Only reason I worked there the whole summer.

I'm DEFF not into moving people in situations like that. Lol we pull a pretty good size trailer and have a bigger one yet back home to use if necessary(50' gooseneck), so we try to do it in one trip. But sometimes plans change. I'll actually be flying home from Baltimore Friday because as we got down to DC we received a bid request to move someone's 10x15 storage unit from Massachusetts to SC.. So since I have to be back home for work, the other 2 guys will be driving back to Mass to pickup and come back down. Lol

skylineTT
05-28-2013, 10:51 PM
Might need him to ship a car/clothes/tools/etc when I move from dallas to houston in a few weeks

-01limited-
05-28-2013, 10:54 PM
Uship.com



I had a guy ship my 58 chevy from Houston to Beaumont which was like ~200 miles round trip. $225 bucks out the door.

ssteele18
05-28-2013, 11:04 PM
Might need him to ship a car/clothes/tools/etc when I move from dallas to houston in a few weeks
Nail down the dates bro and let me know. I believe he's going the last weekend of June.. That'd be most of the trailer most likely if you're shipping your car as well so it wouldn't work as an afterthought. Let us know ASAP so we can arrange for ya. :)

Uship.com


I had a guy ship my 58 chevy from Houston to Beaumont which was like ~200 miles round trip. $225 bucks out the door.

Yes sir... There are good deals to be had, it's just you gotta be careful about how cheap you go.. Sometimes you get what you pay for ya know.. Lol

-01limited-
05-28-2013, 11:11 PM
I hear that. I mean it was an open trailer, and people beat themselves up on the bids so yeah. It ended up being well worth the money though.

ssteele18
05-28-2013, 11:15 PM
I hear that. I mean it was an open trailer, and people beat themselves up on the bids so yeah. It ended up being well worth the money though.

If you're the kind of person like me who doesn't care a lot about a few minor scuffs(since you don't take too great of care of it yourself) then going for the lowest guy is nbd.. But if you expect an absolute perfect delivery, you're gonna pay more. And even then, accidents happen and depending on how long the drive, there's a lot of things that go wrong on the road. So it's a risk but, certainly more convenient than doing it yourself many times.

DARKHART
05-28-2013, 11:52 PM
Uship.com

I used this service back in 08' when I bought my Blackbird off ebay, cost me $150.00 bux to get my bike shipped from Las Vegas to Little Rock and the guy delivered it to me at my store and also gave me a 10lbs box of frozen catfish fillets to boot.....:veryhapp::veryhapp::veryhapp:

hispls
05-29-2013, 12:12 AM
What's the cost per pound? I may be in the market to get some maple syrup down to Florida at some point.

garretttt4
05-29-2013, 02:17 AM
I'm DEFF not into moving people in situations like that. Lol we pull a pretty good size trailer and have a bigger one yet back home to use if necessary(50' gooseneck), so we try to do it in one trip. But sometimes plans change. I'll actually be flying home from Baltimore Friday because as we got down to DC we received a bid request to move someone's 10x15 storage unit from Massachusetts to SC.. So since I have to be back home for work, the other 2 guys will be driving back to Mass to pickup and come back down. Lol

Jeeze. Busy guy!!!

ssteele18
05-29-2013, 10:12 AM
What's the cost per pound? I may be in the market to get some maple syrup down to Florida at some point.

There's no set cost. That's the thing. A lot of times someone will already be making a trip to that area with an almost full load and you can get them to haul it for very little bc it's just tagging along. But if its a large item or quantity, it would prob be the primary focus of the trip, this costing you more. Either way, look it up and see what you come up with my man.

ssteele18
05-29-2013, 10:14 AM
I used this service back in 08' when I bought my Blackbird off ebay, cost me $150.00 bux to get my bike shipped from Las Vegas to Little Rock and the guy delivered it to me at my store and also gave me a 10lbs box of frozen catfish fillets to boot.....:veryhapp::veryhapp::veryhapp:

Where'd the catfish come from? Lol

-01limited-
05-29-2013, 06:19 PM
If you're the kind of person like me who doesn't care a lot about a few minor scuffs(since you don't take too great of care of it yourself) then going for the lowest guy is nbd.. But if you expect an absolute perfect delivery, you're gonna pay more. And even then, accidents happen and depending on how long the drive, there's a lot of things that go wrong on the road. So it's a risk but, certainly more convenient than doing it yourself many times.
Yeah dont get me wrong. The truck I was getting needed paint anyways so it was fine. Just have to look at who you're using and be sure to read the reviews and do your research. Because dont get me wrong, there are some bad ones out there.

I used this service back in 08' when I bought my Blackbird off ebay, cost me $150.00 bux to get my bike shipped from Las Vegas to Little Rock and the guy delivered it to me at my store and also gave me a 10lbs box of frozen catfish fillets to boot.....:veryhapp::veryhapp::veryhapp:
Yeah you can definitely find steals too

DARKHART
05-30-2013, 12:10 AM
Where'd the catfish come from? Lol

He owned a seafood restaurant in Dallas.....:veryhapp::veryhapp::veryhapp: