I'm new here; most everyone and most every thread on pinside proclaims "only ship with Michelle, she takes care of everything". Read the special instructions on the bill of lading. Are these few sentences here are the only reason why she is considered the expert? Or is it in pricing? Another mention is that the value of game was never asked by Michelle.
I'm still wondering how the packing came off my game and 5 others I saw on standby. Seeing a full crate enclosure and wonder how much more that would cost and who will do it? Seller? STI? I think full crate it's a bit excessive for most units. That said, If that was an option for me I would have considered. If I knew about third party insurance, that too I would have considered. I remember looking at frieght threads here to learn more about the process and problems and found little helpful advice. Most threads choked out and prolapsed with "only buy cash and haul yourself".
Most of the damage I'm seeing on my unit and the others are forklift damage. There is no notice on on bill of lading that says "no forklift". Disappointing.
And there isn't a "next page", not in my paperwork anyway.
There should be a frieght thread or notice in the market (to which frieght is a standard) or somewhere relatively easy to find. that outlines options, how to's, make sure to, dont's, etc. it should be mentioned not to use forklifts for instance, or be sure to tell Michelle the value of your unit, because she may not think to ask. I'm sure it's common for many of you. I had no idea what to expect.