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How have members shipped vintage washers and dryers?
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Post# 998625   6/27/2018 at 22:33 by Deanmerc (Margate, Florida)        

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Hello everyone! I wasnít sure where to post this question, but if I find a vintage washer and dryer, does anyone have advice on how to ship it? Other than driving to pick it up, have members used a reliable and reasonable shipper? Whatís the average cost?

Iím in South Florida near Fort Lauderdale, and my momís HE Hotpoint launders terribly (I have a SQ 542 I bought about 4 years ago and love it). Mom has a Maytag DE382 dryer, but itís started a rhythmic ďthump thumpĒ recently. If I find an older matching Maytag washer, Iíll just repair this dryer (possibly a bad roller). But if I find a reasonable 80s or older non-HE washer in good, reliable condition Iíll buy it. Especially a matching set pre- 80s.

Thanks for replies!

Post# 998639 , Reply# 1   6/28/2018 at 01:16 by robbinsandmyers (Hamden CT)        

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I have had great luck shipping stuff through Fastenal. You call them up at their central office and tell them weight and size of pallet and when you want to ship and from your local store to the destination store and they give you a price and you just drop it off at your local Fastenal. The thing is it has to be brought to a store and picked up at a store, no delivery. Its way cheaper than UPS by 1/2 at least.

Post# 998652 , Reply# 2   6/28/2018 at 04:42 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Post# 998663 , Reply# 3   6/28/2018 at 05:57 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Shipping has gotten really expensive compared to what it once was.... UShip could be an option if you are lucky, but if you have a vehicle that can carry a washer or dryer (or both) I prefer to get them myself.  And you don't necessarily need a huge truck either.... LOL 

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Post# 998679 , Reply# 4   6/28/2018 at 09:03 by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        
Yellow Freight

I sold a disassembled V8 engine plus lots of extra parts on Ebay last fall expecting the shipping to LA. to be in the $300 range or more.
Couldn't believe it when YRC's online quote came in at well under $200, and they picked it up at my house!
Driver was super nice to boot.

This was a good size pallet that had to weight 500 lbs+

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