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Old 11-02-2010, 06:20 PM
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Dos anyone know who i can call to get two new Yamaha F300 shipped from GA to NY that is not very expensive ?? The Dealer has a guy he uses and he wants $ 850 to ship them , sounds very expensive to me . Any info i would appreciate .
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Considering the weight, that doesn't sound all that bad, really.
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Agreed - $425 per motor for a 550 lb motor with added weight of crating/packaging.

It seems expensive because you've probably never shipped over 1300-1500 pounds. Think about that and then re-think if it's that expensive.

P.S. - you're spending around $40k motors and say you've got a deal - bet you're saving more than $850 on the deal!
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Did you try http://www.uship.com/ ?

Where in NY? I ask because it's a big state.

What's your time frame? Sometimes we have deliveries going that way.

Are the motors already on a pallet? I don't know how motors are shipped.
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I should have added, you're not going to save a lot assuming you go with a properly insured shipper. Sometimes you can get on a truck that's already headed that way with uship and they'll give you a break.
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You're worried about the shipping cost? Are you serious? I would want to make darn sure whoever shipped it took their time and delivered them in tact.
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
Considering the weight, that doesn't sound all that bad, really.
I would agree
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I will ship them for $250. Send check and I will take care of it. Trust me.

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Why don't you go down and pick them up yourself?
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If you use an independent shipper, make sure you don't let him pull up to your door hauling a boat with an empty transom....





seriously, at least take a couple of photos of the license plate and the driver. Can't hurt.
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I used a company to ship a 55 gallon barrel of outboard motor oil from MD to FL. Weight was around 400 pounds, Cost was around $200.00 door to door, one year ago. I think it was Freightquote. I will check my receipt tonight and get back to you.
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Originally Posted by ReelWork View Post
Agreed - $425 per motor for a 550 lb motor with added weight of crating/packaging.

It seems expensive because you've probably never shipped over 1300-1500 pounds. Think about that and then re-think if it's that expensive.

P.S. - you're spending around $40k motors and say you've got a deal - bet you're saving more than $850 on the deal!
I agree about the weight and the price, its just that he said the most it ever coast him to ship motors was $ 500 for the pair . After the deal Now he says $850 . I was just thinking maybe he was jacking it up to make some more money thats all . Just seeimg if any one had a shipping guy so i could see if he was on the money or F-en me thats all .Yes i got a deal but that dont mean you just though your money away becouse of it !!!!! You would not cheek price if it was that off from the frist time . Im not a ass that just says ok every time it gos up !! ( QUOTE ) THE MOST IT WOULD BE IS $ 500 FOR THE PAIR !! After the paper work $ O its $ 850 to ship ! Just waching my ass , dont like to get F%&^ed .
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
Did you try http://www.uship.com/ ?

Where in NY? I ask because it's a big state.

What's your time frame? Sometimes we have deliveries going that way.

Are the motors already on a pallet? I don't know how motors are shipped.
Long Island NY
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Originally Posted by 35contender View Post
I agree about the weight and the price, its just that he said the most it ever coast him to ship motors was $ 500 for the pair . After the deal Now he says $850 . I was just thinking maybe he was jacking it up to make some more money thats all . Just seeimg if any one had a shipping guy so i could see if he was on the money or F-en me thats all .Yes i got a deal but that dont mean you just though your money away becouse of it !!!!! You would not cheek price if it was that off from the frist time . Im not a ass that just says ok every time it gos up !! ( QUOTE ) THE MOST IT WOULD BE IS $ 500 FOR THE PAIR !! After the paper work $ O its $ 850 to ship ! Just waching my ass , dont like to get F%&^ed .
Do you blame me for seeing if the shipping is right ??
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You could probably do better. I just ran a rate through my company's website with a 60% "courtesy discount" and came to $922 shipping 1500# cl 85 from Atlanta to Syracuse as an example.
Find a friend that has an account with a freight company. Most discounts in the SE now are around 75-80% or better depending on volume- 75% discount on this particular ex is $576. Ship it business to business and make sure there is a forklift available to unload.
Check freightquote if you can't find a buddy with an account set up with a freight company.
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Originally Posted by cgrand View Post
freightquote.com
I second freigtquote.com. I use them for work, easy, reputable companies, just call them for the shipping code and fill in the bill of lading
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Originally Posted by 35contender View Post
Long Island NY
Thanks for shipping info .
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
Did you try http://www.uship.com/ ?

Where in NY? I ask because it's a big state.

What's your time frame? Sometimes we have deliveries going that way.

Are the motors already on a pallet? I don't know how motors are shipped.
11758 Long Island in two creats not for a month or so . Anthony
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
I second freigtquote.com. I use them for work, easy, reputable companies, just call them for the shipping code and fill in the bill of lading
Thanks for info
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