(Topic ID: 262440)

Fastenal - Give me the skinny

By PinballSTAR

4 months ago

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  • 11 posts
  • 10 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 months ago by V_piscopo
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    #1 4 months ago

    I have a cheap arcade piece I'm considering buying for a few hundred bucks, don't want to spend $ 400 - $ 500 to pay to ship it via Beltman as it's more to ship than it's worth... I know Fastenal has been mentioned as a cheap shipper - and if they break this thing I'm not out a lot so I would consider them... How do you get quotes just call your local store ? What other tips does anyone have who have used them ?

    #2 4 months ago


    just follow the instructions on the quote page, they will email you a quote usually within 24 hours (not weekends)

    #3 4 months ago

    You can also call a local store and asked to be put in touch with the shipping Dept. You may have to make another call for this but you can usually get a quicker response to decide if you really want to do it if timing is tight which is was in my case

    #4 4 months ago

    Fastenal is a fast and cheap option. I recently had a pin shipped across the country and it arrived in a few days. The same shipment using Beltman would take 3 weeks, cost double the amount and would probably arrived damaged.

    #5 4 months ago

    Fastenal corporate policy is that they don’t provide pallets. If you call a local store they may give your shipper one anyway. The shipped item isn’t insured unless it’s crated.

    #6 4 months ago

    I believe it needs to be on a pallet, needs to be dropped off and picked up at one of their stores.

    #7 4 months ago

    I have yet to hear anyone having issues using them. So long as the seller can get it there, and you can get to a location to pick it up, it's not a bad deal. If you get in good with your local store, they may even bring it to you.

    #8 4 months ago

    Thanks fellows ! Just wasn't sure if there was anything special to it... Seems easy.. TY again for replying.

    #9 4 months ago

    Joe, have you tried posting on here to see if anyone is making a trip that can/would haul the machine for you? It seems like a long shot but I have had success a few times doing this.

    If you go the Fastenal route would you post your experience? Like you I have never used them so be interesting to know.

    Have to admit when I seen your post I thought you were buying my Goalee machine to go next to yours

    #10 4 months ago

    Ive used them twice, a machine from Missouri to Maryland and another from Texas to Maryland. Would gladly use again. I can send you any information that I have if you need it.

    #11 4 months ago

    I've used them a couple times. Although I've never had an issue with them I don't like that you can't get insurance without crating a game. It's fine for cheap games, projects, or EMs, but I don't think I would have them ship a high dollar item.

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