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Old 05-16-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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Help! I am moving to Seattle from 1000 miles away & I'm using Door to Door. In their contract, they say you can't ship items such as computers and electronics. Is that just there to cover themselves? How would they even find out?
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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Help! I am moving to Seattle from 1000 miles away & I'm using Door to Door. In their contract, they say you can't ship items such as computers and electronics. Is that just there to cover themselves? How would they even find out?
There a few companies that have this policy. I moved about 70 miles away and a local company told me the same thing. I had a 27 inch and 52 inch LCD which I had to put in my truck. I'm moving using Pods this time so it's not a factor this time. Call around and ask movers if they will allow electronics.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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Is it just a liability thing? (I am using Door to Door, which is kind of like PODS). If i feel like gambling, do you think it would it be too much of a risk to jsut put the computers in the moving container anyways?
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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Since the contract stipulates that the customer is responsible for the condition and contents of everything shipped inside the Door to Door Storage container, you assume liability of any damage that results from rough handling or changing climatic or weather conditions that are beyond the carrier's care, custody and control.

The notice is probably meant to advise inexperienced customers that sensitive electronics and expensive components like plasma TV's sometimes require special handling. By shipping them inside these types of mobile portable containers, the customer is doing so at their own risk.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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I have used Door2Door twice now, just to move a bunch of stuff up to our new house (not the full move, just a partial). I've liked them, they've been great. They are probably the smallest dimensions of the different pod companies, but they are the only ones that can deliver a pod into my back yard! They do have a weight limit of 2000lbs - or the forklift can't pick it up. That concerned us because we had planned on filling it with boxes of books and therefore couldn't. I don't think we put any electronics in there. doubt we would have chanced it.

Figure: the things are only giant plywood boxes; they only have those nice plastic covers on them when they are delivered, not when being stored, and things can shift. Do you want to chance a computer in a plywood box that rain might get into if the door shifted a bit? And that plywood box is going to be sitting outside for a while at either end - it doesn't get picked up from you and immediately shipped out. Personally, we wouldn't put electronics or computer stuff in there.
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