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Re: [TenTec] shipping corsair to hawaii

To: Jim Brown <jim@audiosystemsgroup.com>, tentec@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TenTec] shipping corsair to hawaii
From: telegrapher@att.net
Reply-to: telegrapher@att.net, tentec@contesting.com
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 15:41:07 -0700
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I've been told that it is extremely difficult to get a settlement from
FedEx.  Even from shippers that i use.  Say Insurance almost a waste of
funds so even tho people damn UPS for damaging stuff, i've never had to
file a claim, I use them whenever it's possible.


Jim Brown wrote:
> A well-connected ham with a strong business management background in the 
> Virgin
> Islands from whom I bought a Titan amp STRONGLY advised against using Parcel 
> Post
> to get from him to me in Chicago. Count on anything you ship that way sitting 
> on a dock
> under who knows what conditions for most of the transit time.
> FedEx and UPS both have online calculators to quote their rates and shipping 
> times. I
> would use one of them if they go there, or Priority Mail. UPS and FedEx don't 
> go to VI,
> so Priority Mail is what I used for the Titan, which, with its power supply, 
> was HEAVY. I
> thought the cost was reasonable considering the weight. Don't know about KH6.
> Jim K9YC
> On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 10:22:15 -1000, Jim Reid wrote:
> >
> >> > I need to ship a Corsair to Hawaii. What is the cheapest way?
> >> > Speed is not a factor.
> >
> >Using the USPS Parcel Post also works;  it would take about
> >six weeks,  and be sure to Insure the shipment!!  You also
> >could use USPS Priority Mail,  but almost certainly more
> >expensive than Fed Ex Ground;  at least that was my
> >experience on one rig.  Priority Mail wanted about $130;
> >Fed Ex Ground to the US Mainland (Colorado) was only
> >$39.  I thought that was a bargain!
> >
> >73,  Jim W6KPI
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