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Shipping options for games

By ForceFlow

2 years ago

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    Post #1 Fastenal, Michelle Bianchi, Ray (Games on the Go) Posted by ForceFlow (2 years ago)

    Post #3 Inxpress pinball shipper Posted by nman (2 years ago)

    Post #6 Inxpress Contact info Posted by ForceFlow (2 years ago)

    Post #7 Fast Eddie (Northeast US) Posted by BobLangelius (2 years ago)

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    #1 2 years ago

    Someone asked me recently about possible shipping options for games. Since the information is scattered, I thought I would pull it together.

    Fastenal has palletized shipping from store-to-store for around $125-$250, but there's no insurance when a game is just strapped to a pallet. Also, whether or not a store can help pack and strap to a pallet sounds like it would depend upon the store, so call ahead to inquire. I haven't heard anyone report any problems with using this method for shipping a game, but I probably wouldn't want to risk it with an expensive or exceptionally nice game. A game can be insured if it is crated.

    Michelle Bianchi arranges shipping and can be in the neighborhood of $350-$600. There's shipping depots in various cities if you want to see if shipping to the depot for pick-up is cheaper/faster than directly to you door. A handful of people have posted threads about damage to games to varying degrees (bent legs, gouged and damaged cabinets), but I don't how frequently that is actually an issue. NAVL/STI is used as the shipper.

    There's a guy who transports games from place to place on the east coast for about $300, but there can be along wait time until he can arrange enough games to make a trip worthwhile for him: Ray Starego with Games on the Go. It might be worthwhile to check if he has any trips planned if you need to ship a game.

    There was another possible shipping option I read about within the last few weeks, but I can't recall or find the details for that one since I don't really ship games and it was only posted once.

    Does anyone have any other shipping options they have used or have heard of?

    #4 2 years ago

    I just saw on fastenal's site that they will insure a shipment if it is crated. They will not insure a shipment that is only strapped to a pallet.

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    #6 2 years ago

    Found the thread about the shipping option that I made reference about being posted only once before:

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