5 - 6 trips a year hauling antiques

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Listing Information
Shipment Title:5 - 6 trips a ye...
Shipment ID: 871721900
Customer:Jenn H.
Date Listed:9/24/2007 12:37 PM CST
Date Updated: 10/4/2007 7:16 PM CST
Ended: 10/14/2007 12:38 PM CST
Budget: Place Bid
# of Bids: 8 (0 Active)
Auction Goods:No
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Origin, Destination, & Route Information
Origin
Residence
Pickup: Flexible
Route

Est. Distance: 1,232.00 Miles
Destination
Business (without loading dock or forklift)
Delivery: Flexible
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5 - 6 trips a year hauling antiques
  • My husband and I have an antique store in SLC area. We buy most of our antiques in the DFW area. We have been doing buying trips and hauling our items back in our SUV and a uhaul for a year and a half going every other month. We are just looking to see what the price would be to have someone or some company to do the hauling for us.
  • Antiques...most people would be scared but we wrap the nicer pieces with blankets and the other items it's ok if some paint chips of, it just adds to the look. We would have all the smalls wrapped and boxed and then the medium pieces (chairs) would be either wraped or ok however and then the large pieces would all be blanket wrapped.
  • It will always vary just because each trip I buy different items. The largest items I have ever had would be a buffet like about 6 ft long x 20 inches deep x 3 ft tall or a wardrobe about 3 ft long x 30 inches deep x 6 1/2 ft tall. Hopefully that makes sense.
  • 1500 lbs
  • either
  • No
The Service Provider disassembles, prepares, packages, wraps and loads the items and does the reverse at the destination. High-end service for delicate or valuable items., Blanket Wrap, Mover, Self Service (customer packs/wraps, customer loads), LTL Freight & Packaging, Freight, Inside Pickup (customer packs/palletizes, driver loads), Freight, Curbside Pickup (customer packs/palletizes, driver loads), LTL Transport Only, Other
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Question:
9/26/2007
I'm retired and live in the DFW area. I've been hauling trailers for 30 years. I presently have a small stock trailer that can be weather proofed. My first question is how much does it cost you round trip ( milage, motel, food etc.)? My costs are the same as yours. I drive a 1 ton dually truck,Diesel. It is 2 1/2 days one way. What do you have in mind cost wise. Thanks, D RossReport a Violation
Response: My husband and I have been doing the trip. We would start out driving and go thru the night which it takes us about 20'ish hours. Then we would buy for about a week and drive home. We would just take turns every fill up we switch drivers. We just got rid of our Lincoln Navigator and we would just rent a Uhaul, either 5 x 10 or 6 x 12. We would fill the Uhaul and our Nav. and strap somethings to the roof of the Nav. Gas has varity of course over the last year and a half that we have been doing this but we have never spent more than $650 and that was at this summer's high point in gas. Hopefully that helps, Let me know. Thanks Jenn!9/26/2007Report a Violation
Question:
9/26/2007
This is my bid per trip. One pick up point in Texas. Add for other pick up points. Are you tired of the 6 - 10 day trips. How will you do your buying here. Report a Violation
Response: My family still lives in the Fort Worth area. I would just fly down buy for a few days and then meet ya'll the day to pack and load up. Then fly home and get ready for the load to arrive. 10/4/2007Report a Violation
Question:
9/26/2007
my husband &I have a hotshot,also a stocktrailer we could use to haul the antiques. My folks dealt in antiques 25 yr, so we know some about them & love them. Sounds fun. We are a christain couple in late 50's. are you looking for a bid per trip?Report a Violation
Question:
9/29/2007
When do you want to do first trip? Weather conditions might be bad. As you can see, I set the price for others. I can bid one way if that is what you want and try to pick up loads back to pay expenses. If you are serious, please respond. Dick Ross, Itasca, TexasReport a Violation
Response: If you could bid it one way that would be AMAZING!!! I am flexible, however the flea market that I usually hit is the last weekend or first weekend of every month. Hopefully that makes sense! Thanks Jenn!10/4/2007Report a Violation
Question:
9/29/2007
You guys are awesome! I admire couples who not only dedicate that amount to a small business, but can spend all that time together. My wife would "kill" me about 1/2 way through the trip. If I may suggest, you might want to think about renting a storage unit in the DFW area, and "stockpiling" 2 or 3 trips worth of items, then hiring a trucking company with a 53' van to haul this. It definitely would be more cost effective. I could move a 53' van for not a whole lot more than the quotes you are receiving right now. I am going to watch your shipments. I hope things work out OK for you. Loyd @ MTSIReport a Violation
Response: I literally have four other antique store owners that would love to come with me to Texas on a buying trip. I just have never known how we could get all the stuff back. So if you could give me a bid with your 53' truck that would be great. Also the exact size so I could figure out how much each dealer would have and how much it would be per space. Thanks Jenn!10/4/2007Report a Violation
Question:
10/3/2007
BubsF350, I am home-based in Weatherford TX, just 26 miles West of Fort Worth, I have the proper trailer set up and a very dependable truck to pull it for your moving needs. I have a 24 foot enclosed trailer with E-tracking throughout the trailer which allows me to set up shelving at any height so items don't have to be stacked on each other, I wrap every item with packing blankets and a bungee cord so it stay put during the travel. The trailer has a aft ramp and a over sized side door so loading of samll items or large items are no trouble. Please check out my profile when you have the time, Thanks BubsF350Report a Violation
Question:
10/4/2007
Did you decide to keep hauling yourself? No one has recieved a response. Guess you're just shopping. D RossReport a Violation
Response: We are still looking for someone to haul. I just don't know exactly how this site works and have alot going on. I want to get down there for a buying trip in the next couple of weeks. I just need to take the time and figure this all out. Thanks for asking, Jenn!10/4/2007Report a Violation
Question:
10/6/2007
Hi Jenn; I apologize in my tardiness for getting a response back to you. A 53' van is 52'8" long, 98" wide, and approximately 100" high(depending on make). These are all inside dimensions. 44,000 lbs. payload. My bid would be $3,815.00; not including loading time and unloading time. We would have to come up with something to pay the driver while he is waiting. You and the other dealers would be responsible for packing, loading, and unloading. As you consider my bid, you will also have to consider the additional cost of some sort of a storage unit that you guys can put everything until you order a truck from me. I can have a truck within 48 hours of order, but he cannot wait while you are out gathering your purchases from locations to load them. My suggestion to you; Contact Uship and see if they will allow you to contact me because of the unique situation that we have here. They might make you pay your fee, but it might worth it to talk with me directly. Thank You and GoodReport a Violation
Bids on this Shipment
Price Service Provider Service type  
$1,698
Expired 10/13
5.0/5 | 7 reviews
The Service Provider disassembles, prepares, packages, wraps and loads the items and does the reverse at the destination. High-end service for delicate or valuable items.
1
$2,123
Expired 10/1
No reviews at this time
Other
0
$1,515
Declined
5.0/5 | 30 reviews
Blanket Wrap
0
$1,751
Declined
5.0/5 | 14 reviews
The Service Provider disassembles, prepares, packages, wraps and loads the items and does the reverse at the destination. High-end service for delicate or valuable items.
0
$2,331
Declined
5.0/5 | 8 reviews
LTL Transport Only
0
$2,600
Declined
No reviews at this time
The Service Provider disassembles, prepares, packages, wraps and loads the items and does the reverse at the destination. High-end service for delicate or valuable items.
0
$2,696
Declined
No reviews at this time
Other
0
$3,216
Declined
No reviews at this time
The Service Provider disassembles, prepares, packages, wraps and loads the items and does the reverse at the destination. High-end service for delicate or valuable items.
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