squarewave

Pickup Shipping Service for Reel-To-Reel?
« on: February 06, 2019, 12:22:29 PM »
I was thinking about buying a reel-to-reel but it's "Local pickup only" about 4 hours down the highway. Do you think it would be ok to use a service like uship.com for a reel-to-reel? It's not even boxed AFAIK. Is that insanity or is there a better way?


Gold

Re: Pickup Shipping Service for Reel-To-Reel?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 01:36:34 PM »
Insanity. It will get destroyed if you have someone else pack it unless it’s well crated.

pucho812

Re: Pickup Shipping Service for Reel-To-Reel?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 01:47:01 PM »
4 hours away, make a day trip out of it.  we'll make the purchase even more enjoyable.
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

JohnRoberts

Re: Pickup Shipping Service for Reel-To-Reel?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 01:49:15 PM »
It may depend on how cheap it is...  Do you feel lucky?

JR
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benb

Re: Pickup Shipping Service for Reel-To-Reel?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 03:19:40 PM »
Try http:///roadie.com

mjrippe

Re: Pickup Shipping Service for Reel-To-Reel?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 03:54:19 PM »
If it's a Studer or Ampex ATR 102 you can afford https://www.rockitcargo.com/

squarewave

Re: Pickup Shipping Service for Reel-To-Reel?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 05:16:01 PM »
I guess I'm going to have to skip it then. Thanks for helping me come to my senses! Just a mild bout of OCD I guess. If I find a service manual for something and it looks good I get a little exited. Hopefully it will pass.

cyrano

Re: Pickup Shipping Service for Reel-To-Reel?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2019, 06:11:55 PM »
I guess I'm going to have to skip it then. Thanks for helping me come to my senses! Just a mild bout of OCD I guess. If I find a service manual for something and it looks good I get a little exited. Hopefully it will pass.

Sounds very familiar...  :D
Why is it people love to believe and hate to know?


 

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