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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:33 pm 
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I have factory boxes to ship floor standers from Halifax to Toronto. M/A Bronze 6

Best way to do so, buyer is paying freight.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:42 pm 
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I shipped a pair of floorstanding planars from North Bay to Winnipeg late last year. I strapped the four boxes (top panels and bass cabinets) onto a slightly larger than standard pallet. The speakers are about 5 foot tall, 2 feet wide and assembled about 120 lbs each.

Cost with Manitoulin to Winnipeg was $240.

If you don’t know somebody with a shipping bay, call the company. They will likely give you a pallet and nylon strapping. Bring a roll of shrink wrap. They can ship to a residential address where the buyer/receiver is prepared to break the load and offload by hand. Or, they go to a depot for pickup.

Your only practical or reliable way of shipping any sizable load is by commercial freight.

Hope this helps!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:04 pm 
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yep, pallet. If they are not strapped to a pallet not worth the risk.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:16 pm 
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Cool, but who did you use for freight .

I can handle the packing


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:17 pm 
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As the above poster stated Manitoulin is a great choice.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:21 pm 
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Canadiansnowland wrote:
As the above poster stated Manitoulin is a great choice.


Never heard of them, could be location deal, I am in
Halifax


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:32 pm 
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Looks like the closest Manitoulin depot to you is Moncton. You can use anyone you want but be careful that you don’t use a crosstown shipper who hands off to a national carrier - you need to deal direct.

A shipment that size is commercial freight, if done right it’s just another part of a load.


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StephenJK wrote:
Looks like the closest Manitoulin depot to you is Moncton. You can use anyone you want but be careful that you don’t use a crosstown shipper who hands off to a national carrier - you need to deal direct.

A shipment that size is commercial freight, if done right it’s just another part of a load.

I've shipped with Manitoulin a few times. If you don't live in their local area they make use of a local shipper to get the load handed off to them and they take it from there. Might be worth calling them to see if they have a partner company in Halifax.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:10 pm 
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Thanx for the replies and the tip on Manitoulin.
I'll check them and some local dealers and see who they use.


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Had Day&Ross pallet ship new MA GS-60 from Ont to my home is Silver Creek BC
arrived on time with no damage
was extremely happy!


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