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Michelle Bianchi


By elcolonel

12 days ago



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#1 12 days ago

Is Michelle still in the business? Tried looking back in all the old posts, and seem to have hit the wall. Please advise. Trying to get a decent quote for a single NIB game from Georgia to Washington state.

#2 12 days ago

Michelle Bianchi
630-352-3312
877-432-2646
Michelle.bianchi@beltmann.com

#3 12 days ago

Thanks! I knew a Moey down here in Ga. when I was a kid. Played a lot of pinball at the bowling alley in Norcross Ga. many years ago...

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#4 12 days ago
Quoted from elcolonel:

Is Michelle still in the business? Tried looking back in all the old posts, and seem to have hit the wall. Please advise. Trying to get a decent quote for a single NIB game from Georgia to Washington state.

Please disclose what game you are buying.

#5 12 days ago

She prefers texts over phone calls.

#6 12 days ago

Thanks for the heads up about texting. Potentially selling...

#7 12 days ago

I normally email and get a response back with a quote in a fairly timely manner.

#8 12 days ago

I’m mistaken, it’s emails. You call her up and she’ll tell you to email the info.

#9 12 days ago

I have an account with R&L, but even with a "65%" discount, 1 NIB pin was quoted at $914.00
Crazy!!!!

#10 12 days ago

Class 100, 280 pounds..lunacy..

#11 12 days ago

STI. Doesn't matter who.

#12 12 days ago

I’ve seen Michelle’s name for years and have used her to help ship games...but I’ve never seen a pic of her...can anyone post one?

#13 12 days ago

She ships um AND shops um?

#14 12 days ago
Quoted from Multiballmaniac1:

Please disclose what game you are buying.

Why on earth should he?

#15 12 days ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

I’ve seen Michelle’s name for years and have used her to help shop games...but I’ve never seen a pic of her...can anyone post one?

LOL..want to ask her out?

#16 12 days ago

Whatever. It was her Linkedin public picture.

#17 12 days ago

Every game I’ve ever had shipped to me, which is most of my collection, was arranged by Michelle. Don’t know what the alternative would be if she moved on.

#18 12 days ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Every game I’ve ever had shipped to me, which is most of my collection, was arranged by Michelle. Don’t know what the alternative would be if she moved on.

Same. Every single game I’ve had shipped through her.

I can’t tell if that’sa sarcastic post above or not. Assuming the pic isn’t her

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#19 12 days ago
Quoted from Mr68:

You are not alone with this natural curiosity and I'm glad you asked. I've communicated with her several times and wondered also.
Sorry for such a small fuzzy picture but its all I could find.
[quoted image]

Dude, poor form..

#20 12 days ago

Thanks for coming to your senses..

#21 12 days ago
Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

Thanks for coming to your senses..

Downvote me as much as you want 68, fact remains that you actually thought it was a good idea to post her picture here. Oh what was your comment (before you retracted), something like “yeah we’re naturally curious what she looks like”, and boom! The picture. Classless move. You got called on it. You removed it. Now you’re acting like a child. If you weren’t embarrassed, you wouldn’t have retracted your post. So just suck it up and take it like a man.

#22 12 days ago

Doesn’t matter if it’s her Linked In picture dude! That’s her business, not yours...

#23 12 days ago
Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

Why on earth should he?

HA just having fun.

#24 12 days ago

Michelle is awesome. I've used her shipping services many times without issue. I highly recommend her.

#25 12 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Michelle is awesome. I've used her shipping services many times without issue. I highly recommend her.

She’s fantastic, used her shipping services at least 5-6 times, mostly cross country stuff -recommended.

#26 12 days ago

Not sure if this helps, but what I do when requesting quotes via email is put in the subject line "Shipping Request (game name)" In the body of your email Ask for door to door blanket wrapped shipping. Depending on the game she may need its weight and dimensions. Include the following:

Origin Address
Contact name & phone

Delivery Address
Contact name & phone

#27 12 days ago
Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

Thanks for coming to your senses..

Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

Downvote me as much as you want 68, fact remains that you actually thought it was a good idea to post her picture here. Oh what was your comment (before you retracted), something like “yeah we’re naturally curious what she looks like”, and boom! The picture. Classless move. You got called on it. You removed it. Now you’re acting like a child. If you weren’t embarrassed, you wouldn’t have retracted your post. So just suck it up and take it like a man.

Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

Doesn’t matter if it’s her Linked In picture dude! That’s her business, not yours...

I made a mistake, you rightly called me out on it, I corrected it and now you're gloating about it. Who's acting like the child?

#28 12 days ago
Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

Doesn’t matter if it’s her Linked In picture dude! That’s her business, not yours...

Quoted from Mr68:

I made a mistake, you rightly called me out on it, I corrected it and now you're gloating about it. Who's acting like the child?

Please take it to PM if needed, gentlemen

#31 12 days ago

For what it worth I’ve shipped dozens on machines with Michelle (both arcades and pins).

Generally the information she will need it this.

1) Pick up address, contacts name and phone number.

2) Delivery address, contact name and phone number.

3) Name of game and value.
(In the case of arcade games if it’s a standard cabinet or not, and if not weight and measurements). A pinball machine is a pinball machine as far as weight and dimensions go. Standard body or wide body doesn’t really matter, unless you’re shipping something like Hercules.

As far as what it costs it depends on a few factors. The more remote the machines located, the more it may cost.
They basically send a van or box truck out to pick it up. The further from a major city, the longer the drivers have to drive, I.E. it may cost more.
It’s not so much about distance as it is remoteness.
After the game is picked up it goes to a sort facility, where it gets scheduled to go on the next truck going to said destination or nearest major city to the drop off location. From there it gets loaded on a local delivery truck and then dropped off wherever you scheduled it to be dropped off.

Now, you might be able to save a few buck by picking it up at whatever local facility it arrives at and bypass the door to door service. I’m out in the sticks and would rather just pay to have it dropped off in front of my garage.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the additional cost for shipping multiple games is very reasonable. I have found that each additional machine usually only adds $100-$200 depending on what they quote you. The trucks are already driving that route, so it’s quite reasonable to piggyback a second or third game.

Once you send her an email with said information, she will get back to you with a quote. If you approve the quote she will proceed with it and give you a number.
From there they contact the seller (pick up destination) and schedule a pick up date. After that you wait for a call from the local company letting you know your game arrived and with go get it, or schedule a delivery time based on what you arranged and paid for.

#32 12 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Please take it to PM if needed, gentlemen

Nah, 68 and I are all good....

#33 12 days ago

If you want to get an alternate quote, I've had good experience and prices from sonya.daley@inxpress.com

#34 12 days ago

Here's the newest info I use for her (I just talked to her yesterday for a pin pick up Tuesday)

Michelle Bianchi
800-959-8880
cell: 630-344-3093 michelle.bianchi@beltmann.com

Another great option is Bob:

Bob Cunningham
772-501-2883

Dan Scott is someone else who does runs all the time as well. I usually contact him on Facebook, so I don't have his number right now.

#35 12 days ago
Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

Nah, 68 and I are all good....

Yeah, we took it private. All good.

#36 12 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Another great option is Bob:

Bob Cunningham
772-501-2883

FYI, as per another thread, his truck is out of commission for a few weeks for repair.

#37 11 days ago
Quoted from Coindork:

As far as what it costs it depends on a few factors. The more remote the machines located, the more it may cost.
They basically send a van or box truck out to pick it up. The further from a major city, the longer the drivers have to drive, I.E. it may cost more.
It’s not so much about distance as it is remoteness.

Also, "remoteness" in trucking terms doesn't mean remote. I live in a metro area of over 900k people right off a major interstate between Atlanta and Charlotte and it's considered remote for STI purposes.

#38 10 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

FYI, as per another thread, his truck is out of commission for a few weeks for repair.

Sounds like he's back on the road again

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bob-cunningham-#post-5663098

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#39 10 days ago

Keep this on topic. This is about Michelle at the Beltmann Group.

#40 10 days ago

I've have had 12 pins shipped, with the legs on, through the Beltmann Group over the years. I never had an issue with a delivery, even though sometimes I hear the games can change between 5 trucks on the way to the destination so there is always a potential for damage. I believe there is $3500 worth of insurance included with the base price but don't forget to inquire on additional coverage for the more expensive games. Save any before shipping pictures so you can send them in case you need to make a claim.

#41 10 days ago
Quoted from elcolonel:

Trying to get a decent quote for a single NIB game

I never had a game strapped to a pallet shipped through the Beltmann Group before. I look forward to hearing if they would do that.

#42 10 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

I never had a game strapped to a pallet shipped through the Beltmann Group before. I look forward to hearing if they would do that.

They do. It wasn’t a NIB pin though. I had a Virtua Cop 2 and a T2 video shipped that way and they arrived on the pallets.

#43 10 days ago

Good to know as I don't recall seeing pallet jacks in the trucks that delivered games to my house.

#44 10 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

FYI, as per another thread, his truck is out of commission for a few weeks for repair.

he is back on the road, delivered a game to me yesterday morning and his trailer was packed full.

#45 10 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Good to know as I don't recall seeing pallet jacks in the trucks that delivered games to my house.

Yeah, I don’t think they normally do. They probably only take the jack if needed.

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#46 10 days ago

I'm having them deliver a game to me next week. Good communication and slightly more expensive than Bob. But I'm willing to pay more to know when and where my game is and for insurance if anything does happen

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