(Topic ID: 51463)

Another Shipper Instead of NAVL?


By pinmike

6 years ago



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  • 28 posts
  • 11 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 years ago by bub2010
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    #1 6 years ago

    Hi Guy's, Is there another shipper that is cheaper to use besides Navl?
    I'm sorry i've been away from the hobby for almost a year.Any help is
    greatly appreciated!!...

    #2 6 years ago

    Depends on if you're willing to pallet the game or not. If so, ForwardAir still remains real cheap. CoinOpShippers (I used to run that, don't anymore) is worth quoting as well. On certain routes they're about even with NAVL, on others they're significantly cheaper, but again, you have to pallet the game.

    NAVL/STI is seemingly the only option if you want legs on shipping, but personally I prefer pallets.

    #3 6 years ago

    I just used Beltman Logistics which works with STI shipping, I am assuming that prices are very similar, about $350 to ship from Nebraska to Indiana, included insurance for the pin. I got estimates from both and theirs turned out cheaper by about $50 in this case.

    http://www.beltmannlogistics.com/arcade-shipping.aspx

    They were very helpful over the phone as well.

    Good luck.

    #4 6 years ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    Depends on if you're willing to pallet the game or not. If so, ForwardAir still remains real cheap. CoinOpShippers (I used to run that, don't anymore) is worth quoting as well. On certain routes they're about even with NAVL, on others they're significantly cheaper, but again, you have to pallet the game.
    NAVL/STI is seemingly the only option if you want legs on shipping, but personally I prefer pallets.

    No pallet being used,Im trying to trade a Pin with a fellow Pinsider.Thanks

    #5 6 years ago
    Quoted from Tsskinne:

    I just used Beltman Logistics which works with STI shipping, I am assuming that prices are very similar, about $350 to ship from Nebraska to Indiana, included insurance for the pin. I got estimates from both and theirs turned out cheaper by about $50 in this case.
    http://www.beltmannlogistics.com/arcade-shipping.aspx
    They were very helpful over the phone as well.
    Good luck.

    Thank you!! I'll give them a shot..I appreciate it.

    #6 6 years ago

    I know they shipped legs on, but you have to let them know that when you make the arrangements. We did not so they showed up with only one guy to load it up, and it took an extra week for them to get back with an extra person and pick it up, no extra charges or anything, but delayed me playing TMNT by a full week.

    #7 6 years ago

    Mike,

    i called NAVL and they quoted me $594 from Gardner, MA to North Freedom, WI

    i called Beltmann Logistics and they quoted me $436

    if it is put on a pallet i can get it done for $350

    i will be using Beltmann Logistics for future shipping (if pallets service is not an option)

    Christopher

    #9 6 years ago
    Quoted from Tsskinne:

    I know they shipped legs on, but you have to let them know that when you make the arrangements. We did not so they showed up with only one guy to load it up, and it took an extra week for them to get back with an extra person and pick it up, no extra charges or anything, but delayed me playing TMNT by a full week.

    Yes i did let them know about legs being left on..Thanks

    #10 6 years ago

    My latest shipment, Salt Lake City to San Francisco, was $450 for NAVL, $360 for STI, $280 for CoinOp, and $160 for ForwardAir.

    I'm using ForwardAir. I do have to drop it off at the terminal, and the buyer has to pick up from their terminal on their end, but man, it's SO much cheaper.

    #11 6 years ago

    Always cheaper on a pallet if you can do it.Pilot Air Freight is very very reasonable if palletized.You can purchase pallets cheap from www.uline.com

    #12 6 years ago
    Quoted from KingPinGames:

    Mike,
    i called NAVL and they quoted me $594 from Gardner, MA to North Freedom, WI
    i called Beltmann Logistics and they quoted me $436
    if it is put on a pallet i can get it done for $350
    i will be using Beltmann Logistics for future shipping (if pallets service is not an option)
    Christopher

    Hi Christopher,See what i'm planning on doing is trading a game..Drop my game off and pick up a game at the same location and bring it to me.MI. to KY. quote was around 700..

    #13 6 years ago
    Quoted from stretch2:

    Always cheaper on a pallet if you can do it.Pilot Air Freight is very very reasonable if palletized.You can purchase pallets cheap from http://www.uline.com

    Thanks for the info.
    I'm trying to give a thumbs up but there seems to be glitch,everytime i click thumbs up it goes right up to the top of the page...

    #14 6 years ago

    wow, that is crazy. it would be almost worth it to drive and meet halfway.

    #15 6 years ago

    Wish someone would have told me about Pilot Air Freight about two weeks ago then haha, damn maybe next time.

    #16 6 years ago
    Quoted from pinmike:

    what i'm planning on doing is trading a game..Drop my game off and pick up a game at the same location and bring it to me.MI. to KY. quote was around 700..

    Also Lafayette is about midway between MI and KY, could stop at Main Street Amusements down there to play some pinball and make the sway, just an idea for you guys.

    #17 6 years ago
    Quoted from KingPinGames:

    i called NAVL and they quoted me $594 from Gardner, MA to North Freedom, WI

    WOW!

    #18 6 years ago
    Quoted from KingPinGames:

    wow, that is crazy. it would be almost worth it to drive and meet halfway.

    Yeah, we are trying to find a way to make this trade happen.

    #19 6 years ago
    Quoted from Tsskinne:

    Also Lafayette is about midway between MI and KY, could stop at Main Street Amusements down there to play some pinball and make the sway, just an idea for you guys.

    Not a bad idea.

    #22 6 years ago

    Beware of pilot air. Yes, they are cheap, but they also rammed a forklift tine through the front end of a Medieval Madness I shipped with them. I've never had any problems with NAVL, but I'm sure some have.

    #23 6 years ago
    Quoted from Bigdaddy1000:

    Beware of pilot air. Yes, they are cheap, but they also rammed a forklift tine through the front end of a Medieval Madness I shipped with them. I've never had any problems with NAVL, but I'm sure some have.

    WHOA!!!! That must have been an awful sight!! Sorry to hear that...

    #24 6 years ago

    i just got off the phoen with STI and the quote came in at $406. i booked it.

    here is the number 630-352-3312. Michelle.

    #25 6 years ago
    Quoted from Bigdaddy1000:

    Beware of pilot air. Yes, they are cheap, but they also rammed a forklift tine through the front end of a Medieval Madness I shipped with them. I've never had any problems with NAVL, but I'm sure some have.

    I've had some NAVL damage issues. It all depends on your luck with any of the services, really.

    #26 6 years ago
    Quoted from pinmike:

    No pallet being used,Im trying to trade a Pin with a fellow Pinsider.Thanks

    You can go to lowes or home depot and get free pallets, just an fyi. Grab some straps for like $15 from harborfreight. A bit extra time involved, but overall can be worth it if you save $200

    #27 6 years ago

    I have never had a problem with Pilot Air Freight, but I guess it all depends on the local locations and how they handle the freight.

    #28 6 years ago

    R&L carriers if you have an account has rates that can be $150-$250 for the freight charge. (nearly anywhere except downtown NYC) I typically have a place put an arcade or pinball on a palette and wrap it with bubble wrap and cardboard and then strap it down for about $60 per machine. I have shipped some virtual pins which I build to California and further for under $300 including packing. R&L is worth checking out, but again.. you HAVE to setup an account with them or the rates will blow. There is no obligation or fee to have an account though.

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