Shipping bulk hardware via freight
Kain, Rebecca (.)
bkain1 at ford.com
Fri Nov 7 19:21:36 UTC 2014
That has to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Barry Shein
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2014 2:09 PM
To: Larry Sheldon
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Shipping bulk hardware via freight
I remember when we got our SGI Challenge XL delivered. It was around
1200lbs and the trucker refused to do an inside delivery even though
we'd specified that, we were on the second floor (up one flight of
stairs tho a few more to get to the stairs.) Their excuse was that we
didn't have a proper way to do that. That is, there were three steps
before the elevator and whatever else they think of not to do it.
So rather than fuss with them and leaving the $500K system on the
sidewalk outside I called:
Death Wish Movers
They're a company in Boston which specializes in moving big pianos and
similar. The Travel Channel (I think it was) made a reality series
about them briefly.
Four guys showed up and decided they didn't even want to use the
elevator, too small or something.
They just hauled that thing up the stairs with your usual
I forget the cost but it wasn't a lot, maybe $300?
Needless to say I recommend them.
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