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    Courier service or alternative to FedEx/UPS to deliver speakers.....

    Iím curious if anyone can recommend a courier service, delivery service or alternative to FedEx and UPS freight services to deliver speakers appropriately 300 to certainly less than 400 miles, safely?

    Thank you!
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    Re: Courier service or alternative to FedEx/UPS to deliver speakers.....

    Iíve used XPO Logistics. Admittedly, I have the advantage of a corporate contract that I can take advantage of. Service was good and speakers were delivered in good shape. I strapped them to a pallet just as they were delivered to the dealer.
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    Re: Courier service or alternative to FedEx/UPS to deliver speakers.....

    UPS has gone way way down in my opinion. I would only ship FedEx or one of the Logistics companies now. Radiant Logistics is a decent one.

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    Re: Courier service or alternative to FedEx/UPS to deliver speakers.....

    Thank you

    Iíll look these up. Please keep the names coming.
    Franco Serblin Accordo Essence (on order), Vienna Acoustics Haydn Jubilee, Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Job INTegrated. Luxman L-595a (on order)

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Misho Myronov Wooden preamp.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp (for sale), First Watt SIT-3, Job 250 Monos, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: Courier service or alternative to FedEx/UPS to deliver speakers.....

    UPS (ground) delivered my new speakers from Volti. My new Ayon player was delivered by FEDEX, both were in perfect shape. You could try uSHIP or a courier. The good thing about a courier is you can meet them, see them loaded and know they are going straight (hopefully anyway) to the buyer. Good luck.

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    Re: Courier service or alternative to FedEx/UPS to deliver speakers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Iím curious if anyone can recommend a courier service, delivery service or alternative to FedEx and UPS freight services to deliver speakers appropriately 300 to certainly less than 400 miles, safely?

    Thank you!
    Hi Joe,

    What are you selling it buying?

    Ken
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    Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps; MSB M204 Mono Amps
    Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
    Power: Two AudioQuest Niagara 5000ís with AudioQuest Dragon and Hurricane Power Cords

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    Re: Courier service or alternative to FedEx/UPS to deliver speakers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Hi Joe,

    What are you selling it buying?

    Ken
    Not 100% sure yet. A friend was asking for help selling an old pair of infinity kappa (?). I forgot the model and he has no boxes or anything. His old van is something I would not personally trust. Last thing I want is to be stuck on the road. He does not participate on the forums.
    Franco Serblin Accordo Essence (on order), Vienna Acoustics Haydn Jubilee, Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Job INTegrated. Luxman L-595a (on order)

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Misho Myronov Wooden preamp.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp (for sale), First Watt SIT-3, Job 250 Monos, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: Courier service or alternative to FedEx/UPS to deliver speakers.....

    Pilot Freight
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    Re: Courier service or alternative to FedEx/UPS to deliver speakers.....

    There are also freight agencies, like Freightquote, who can get you quotes from multiple carriers and also help you with figuring out your shipment specifications and what you need to do if you've only used UPS and FedEx before. Some additional overhead of course.
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    Re: Courier service or alternative to FedEx/UPS to deliver speakers.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jadedavid View Post
    Pilot Freight
    Used them several times. AAA+
    Yes that's who I use. Never had an issue, unlike speakersdestroyerinc Fedex and UPS
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