Originally Posted by jande016
This thing would be waayyyyyy too much of a pia to ship! When it got delivered to me, it came in a ginormous box on the back of a tractor trailer!
Yeah, freight shipping isn't fun.... unless you find a company that will do it without too much hassle. I've shipped a couple of things freight. Sometimes it's easy. Sometimes it is hard. I had a Honda Pilot shipped to me from Las Vegas to Utah for $200 because there was a truck heading this way anyway.
I know Southwest Airlines will take freight for not too much too if you will drop something at an airport and the other person will pick it up at an air terminal. We used to use that all the time for shipping and receiving high end audio equipment when I worked for BYU. I once had to go to the Delta terminal and pick up about a $60,000 sound board. It didn't cost much to ship though because the flight was coming in to town anyway. I just had to show up at the freight terminal and the luggage goes loaded it into the back of my university truck.
It's a pain though for sure to find a way to move something that is "freight sized". I think the USPS could help some of their financial issues in a hurry if they'd start moving smaller freight loads like this and letting you as a seller arrange it online (the demand from ebay
alone would be huge as there are TONS of items that are local pick up only on there because of the mess of arranging a freight shipment). They'd just have to require you to take it to a post office and the receiver to pick it up at a post office. They'd make a ton since they have trucks moving anyway and they wouldn't have to handle the door to door service. But I digress.