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    I recently sold speakers and need to get a reasonable priced shipping quote from a freight service. The problem I'm running into is one that offers insurance for the value of the speakers. My speakers I sold for $10k, and each box is 54"Height x 28" Width x 16" Length, each box weighs 125 pounds. I looked at YRC which is reasonable, but they don't offer full insurance based on the weight. It seems like dealers have discounts which enables them to ship at more reasonable costs, but need help with a one time ship. Any help? Or if there are any dealers out there that would be so kind to use their service, I would help compensate and add some money for allowing me to use their service. Need to ship the speakers out the end of this upcoming week.

  • #2
    Imagine my set lol
    analog stuff.
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
    sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
    new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
    thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
    thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
    kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
    phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
    speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
    mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
    digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
    Dacs lampi various


    • #3
      Shame fright shippers can't ship like I ship my cars, via Reliable Carriers. They treat my cars like its their own.
      Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,


      • #4
        I have used Craters and Freighters several times to crate and ship huge fully insured speakers (over $10K) ...There is no such thing as cheap when shipping fully insured freight..Reasonable maybe, in the eye or pocketbook of the beholder?
        Primary 2 channel stuff: Atma-Sphere MP-1 Mk 3.3, Pass Labs X600.5 amps, Aerial SW 12 subs, True Sound Works Ultimate Apogee Divas, Dunlavy SC4s, VPI HRX Reference w Avenger mag drive and Reference footers, Gimbal Fatboy, Yamaha GT2000 for Mono, Miyajima Kansui, Miyajima ZERO, Fidelity Research MC-201 & 202, VPI ADS, Vendetta Research SCP-1, Audio Note UK- 3.1X II balanced DAC, Meridian Sooloos, Western Electric Speaker wire, mostly diy balanced interconnects, Furutech Power Cords


        • #5
          I have successfully used Mainfreight for my last 6 shipmnets, including a pair of Avalon Eidelon. Very competitively priced and a pleasure to work with.
          Avalon Time, Walker Proscenium, Koetsu Coralstone, Air Tight PC-1 Supreme, Goldfinger Statement, Dalby record weight, Kondo KSL-SFz step-up, Jadis JP80-MC...heavily modified, Convergent Audio JL-2 Black Path, Sony NS999 ES Modwright modded, full loom High Fidelity Ultimate cables, Rel S-5 sub, Stillpoints ultra and 5's, Shun Mook, Dalby footers, Critical Mass bases, Acoustic System Resonators, Magnum Dynalab Etude, Telefunkens throughout, assorted fuses, Furutech outlets, PurePower conditioner.


          • #6
            I shipped my Wilson Maxx 2 across Canada for about $400 uninsured. But the quality of the cases is superb and i expect you could drop one off the tail gate without damaging a speaker (and that was 1100 lbs. of speakers in 3 boxes).
            Main:VPI TNT V, SME V, Koetsu Urushi, Vendetta SCP2-D, Conrad Johnson Premier 14, Conrad Johnson Premier 11a, Wilson Maxx 2, Inouye power conditioner, Moon 280D DAC

            #2 Sota Cosmos, SME V, Lyra Clavis, Bryston BP17, Conrad Johnson Premier 15 phono, Classe DR3 VHC, Martin Logan CLS, Hegel HD12 DAC

            #3 Roksan Radius 5/Nima/Goldring Eroica LX Classe DR-7, Classe DR3 VHC bridged monos + PSE V monos (bass), Classe DAC1 DAC, Vandersteen 4A,

            #4 (AV) Marantz AV 7702 Mk2, Rowland 5, Wilson Maxx 2, Vandersteen VSM-1 (x4), Hsu VTF-15H Mk 2 (x2)


            • MylesBAstor
              MylesBAstor commented
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              Wow, it cost me $2000 to ship my Magicos from Hayward to NYC! You dating the daughter of owner of the freight company? 😉 The insurance had to be the difference.