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Old 03-08-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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Moving from FL to LA and have some large framed artwork (acrylic) that I'd like to bring. So far, the rates I've receieved are way too expensive. The art is sentimental and large. We don't need it right away. I don't care if it takes 90 days to get to me. I'm looking for "creative" ways to get my pieces out west.
Any ideas?
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:59 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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how big are we talking? are they valuable other than sentimental?
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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Find someone driving from Florida to LA.
Pay him a few bucks to stick them on his truck.
Hope you see them again.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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The pieces are about 3' x 4' and are more
sentimental than valuable.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Box them up nice and safe and use Greyhound bus lines to ship. They are probably the cheapest way to ship if you make their size restrictions. Your art will easily work in the limits.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Box them up nice and safe and use Greyhound bus lines to ship. They are probably the cheapest way to ship if you make their size restrictions. Your art will easily work in the limits.
yeah, something along those lines is probably best.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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I second the Greyhound suggestion. I believe it is called greyhound freight. I used it to ship some rugs cross country.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I tried to ship a fiberglass top for a car across the nation with Greyhound but the top was too large at 4 foot by 5 foot by 2 foot. I ended up shipping with UPS freight at twice the price. I only missed being small enough by inches.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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If you have a large university near you, call the student union and ask if there's a rideshare board. Sometimes you'll scan listings and kids are going cross country, who'll appreciate some gas money. Check the diners at the local truck stops too for anyone doing a long haul. Someone might be interested in cash for taking along something he can stash in his cab. Neither option will give you door-to-door service, though. Well, maybe the kid'll do it.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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The Greyhound service is called "Greyhound PackageXpress".

Nothing like standing in line with all of the Greyhound clientele to get your package shipped though......
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