Originally Posted by Large
Def. interested, are you in Houston or Dallas? If Houston would we have to pick a central store so they would be on the same pallet? I have a fastenal 2 blocks from me.
I live in northwest Houston (Cypress area), but my wife and I are up in Dallas all the time because we both have family there. Where in Houston are you?
I'll have to find out from the guy at Metal-Tech / OPOR tomorrow about the freight details, but yes, in order to get any 'group discount' on shipping the sliders would have to be stacked on the same pallet. That way they're not really taking up any additional room, it's just additional weight. I'm assuming that the freight company will have a preferred location(s) within any city that are easier to unload at (docks, forklifts, etc), which will be cheaper to deliver to than asking the truck to drive to a random location.
I have a Fastenal right next to my office, but I won't know until I talk to them tomorrow if Fastenal is even an option.
I'll make sure I find out about insurance on the shipping, as it's not uncommon for stuff to be damaged during freight shipping. I'll also ask how many sets of sliders could be 'stacked' on one pallet.