Large Asian Gongs and Gong Stands

Listing Information
Shipment Title:Large Asian Gong...
Shipment ID: 909127460
Customer:Andrew B.
Date Listed:1/20/2014 5:23 PM CST
Date Updated: 3/18/2014 2:45 PM CST
Ended: 3/17/2014 3:52 PM CST
Budget: Place Bid
# of Bids: 11 (0 Active)
Auction Goods:No
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Large Asian Gongs and Gong Stands
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Origin, Destination, & Route Information
Pickup: Ready Now

Est. Distance: 1,417.00 Miles
Business (without loading dock or forklift)
Delivery: ASAP
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Large Asian Gongs and Gong Stands
  • These are three gongs and gong stands. The gongs are of bronze and heavy, the stands are wood and need to be protected. You will need two or three people to lift and pack them.
  • 15 ft 0 in. 
  • 7 ft 0 in. 
  • 7 ft 0 in. 
  • 1500 lbs
You will need to put these big metal gongs wrapped and secure. The wood needs to be separately packed and careful so it does not break.
Items must be packed to prevent damage. wood and metal separate. You will need to organize arrival time for pick up with my seller.
Additional Information: We had a shipper agree to do this and then he disappeared and quit uShip before he got to our location. I assume something weird or horrible happened to his life. Report a Violation
Blanket Wrap, LTL Freight and Packaging, LTL Standard, Other
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Could you provide the dimensions of each piece separate? Thanks JLL Services Reeseville WIReport a Violation
Response: There will be help unloading here in Lincoln, NE. We can arrange for help loading in Arizona, and the gongs are heavy. 1 gong is about 300 lbs. The smaller 2 gongs are about 125 lbs. The stands are wooden and need to well protected. Gongs can be blanket wrapped, but stands will need slightly more protection. They cannot be slamming around the truck and get banged by other things. The remaining weight is in the bases. They are 12’ and 10’ high -but are disassembled -and are bottom weighted to counter the weight of the gong. 1/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Could you provide a better dimensions of the stands when broken down? Thanks JLL Services in Reeseville WI3/17/2014Report a Violation
Response: I have been told the largest stand is about 14 feet long and the width is about 2 to 3 feet. The smaller stands are more like 12 feet long.3/17/2014Report a Violation
I am out of Nebraska. will there be help loading and unloading? if blanket wrapped, are the gongs really durable? can they be laid down inside my trailer? Report a Violation
Response: There will be help unloading here in Lincoln, NE. We can arrange for help loading in Arizona, and the gongs are heavy. 1 gong is about 300 lbs. The smaller 2 gongs are about 125 lbs. The stands are wooden and need to well protected. Gongs can be blanket wrapped, but stands will need slightly more protection. They cannot be slamming around the truck and get banged by other things.1/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: I do lot of baby grand pianos that weigh a lot and also need a lot of protection... I have well over a hundred moving blankets along with straps that will help from items moving.. I have close to an empty 26foot enclosed trailer coming back to Omaha, would like to earn your business... What price were you looking at?1/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Hello Caton Eight Three! Thanks for asking question and placing bid. Bid may be a bit high for us right now. Items costing me enough as it is, I have to be smart about ship cost. Thanks! Andrew1/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Where would you like to be at price, hope we can work something out. Thanks 1/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Need to think about this, discuss with seller. I am leaving office right now. Will get back to you later tomorrow. Thanks! Andrew1/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Yes thanks Andrew appreciate that... 1/26/2014Report a Violation
Lets get this booked for you.. thanks Report a Violation
Can you tell me if the bases are fully disassembled? If so do you know the weight and width of that way? We are in Phoenix now and could pickup today and have them to you in just a day or 2. Our bid would be around $1800.Report a Violation
Response: Hello. Yes the bases are disassembled. Not sure of weight of them right this moment. How would they be packed? What else would they be transported with? Many thanks Andrew1/27/2014Report a Violation
Let me know thanks Report a Violation
Response: Hello Caton83. My apologies for not getting back to you today earlier. We had a lot of things at the business today. I have had a quote for 1800 USD today. Not sure I am going with them, but they are less than yours. Today was too crazy for me to make decision, but this is where we are at. Thanks Andrew1/27/2014Report a Violation
Response: I went lower 1/27/2014Report a Violation
We are a professional packing crating and shipping company here in the valley that can ensure your item is packaged for safe transport. We use foam, bubble wrap, peanuts, shrink wrap, banding and quality boxes and pallets for our shipments. We have been in business for 2 years but just in the last few months decided to start bidding on items on U Ship. We have over 20 years packing and shipping experience. Some companies on here only are quoting for shipping. Packing is the most important step and we do both. Accept our bid and ensure your item is packed and shipped professionally. what is the value for insurance?Report a Violation
Response: Value for insurance is 5000 USD. Some craters charge way too much for this service and bid themselves out of the running, so include this into your parameters for bid. Thanks Andrew1/27/2014Report a Violation
Response: yes our bid included a crate for your items.1/28/2014Report a Violation
Response: And you do the driving, and delivery? or do you hire out? How long do you think it would take? Thanks Andrew1/28/2014Report a Violation
Response: No. We pay LTL companies like UPS Freight FedEx Freight etc to deliver. We are in Tempe next to Tempe marketplace. We specialize in packing to ensure safe delivery. 1/28/2014Report a Violation
Response: So can you give me a quote just for packing and crating - because I get good deals on trucking too, and I could see if my trucking costs would be lower than yours. I am not there to pack, that is my issue. I think I would be relaxed with you guys doing the packing for an LTL for sure. But I might be able to beat the truck cost. Thanks, Andrew1/28/2014Report a Violation
Response: yes we can give you a quote on just packing. I need the LXWXH for each Gong. And then the LXWXH for each of the Gong stands when folded or collapsed. Thanks1/28/2014Report a Violation
Response: Hello We got a little busy here with a shipment that arrived from China. So I was not able to focus on this and the bidding was done. It is now re-listed, so let us revisit our discussion, as I still need to get these items here. Thanks, Andrew2/4/2014Report a Violation
Response: Andrew, Please list each gong size and weight. Also if the wood stands have an absolute length and what is their smallest configuration pieces2/5/2014Report a Violation
Response: I have put this question to the person I am buying from. The gongs - there are two that are 5 feet in diameter, and one that is 7 foot in diameter. They way about 200 to 300 lbs each as I recall. The stands are taken apart, so I need to hear more about them. Will let you know what they tell me. Thanks Andrew having seller trying to get me exact measurements this weekend. Thanks Andrew2/5/2014Report a Violation
Let me know I would love to earn your business.. I am out of Omaha!!! GBR!!!Report a Violation
Response: Well, I just got a bid of professional packing and crating and then getting the items up here for 1525 USD. No lie. So this is something for you to consider. Thanks, Andrew1/27/2014Report a Violation
Response: I went down and matched... 1/27/2014Report a Violation
Response: Going down to this price was considerate of you. I just need a few more days to organize with customer, so take that other shipment. If you find you are going to be back there next week, let me know. Thanks Andrew1/28/2014Report a Violation
Response: Are you in a hurry for these? I can possibly pick up next week for 2000 2/25/2014Report a Violation
Response: need to get them soon, but can't pay that much. 2/25/2014Report a Violation
Response: If I can get them next week how much can you? 2/25/2014Report a Violation
Response: I got to see the bids. 2k is way too much.2/25/2014Report a Violation
Response: I can honor the same bid but need to know today if not I am going east and not west... Let me know ASAP 2/25/2014Report a Violation
Response: Go East, because the bid process just started this afternoon and I want to get more than 1 bid. Thanks! Andrew2/25/2014Report a Violation
Hate to bug ya, but I would like to see if we can earn your business... If not I have another shipment... Just want to give you 1st dibs Report a Violation
Response: I understand. Take the other shipment, as this may take a week to get fully set up. We were shooting to get it out of there by Jan 31, but not happening. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE. Andrew1/28/2014Report a Violation
Response: Message me on here if you get it squared away by Thursday... And I will let you know if I can still accommodate thanks 1/28/2014Report a Violation
Response: Hello Caton83 We got a little overwhelmed here with a shipment from China to our warehouse. I just reposted this shipment. Let us revisit your availability, etc. Thanks Andrew2/4/2014Report a Violation
Response: I can bid again but will be mid march before I can deliver... Would that be ok? 2/25/2014Report a Violation
Response: When can you pick up? That is the major concern. And how will it be protected while waiting. Thanks Andrew2/25/2014Report a Violation
Response: Mid march... Once picked up it won't take long to drop off... We have over 100 blankets that will be used to safely transport these gongs across the country... I will submit a bid for your consideration thanks 2/25/2014Report a Violation
I'll be in Phoenix area today. I will be dropping a vehicle off and will have plenty of space for your items back to midwest. What is the status of this shipment? Steve. Prized Possessions Transport. Report a Violation
Response: HI Steve Not ready today. Andrew2/7/2014Report a Violation
Response: Andrew. Any idea on when you will be ready? Steve2/8/2014Report a Violation
Response: Pretty soon. We are trying to get measurements correct for packing.2/8/2014Report a Violation
Response: Andrew. You might consider letting me build a custom crate for the gongs. I envision the crate to be up right or diagonal built into the walls of my trailer. I'd like to get the radius please. 2/8/2014Report a Violation
Response: The larger gongs is diameter 7 feet. The smaller two are 5 feet. The length of longest wood pieces are 14 feet.2/8/2014Report a Violation
Hi. It's Steve with prized possessions transport. I could devote my entire enclosed trailer to you. But with the crate building and supplies for that my bid would be around 1700. Does this work for you? Report a Violation
I can pick these up tomorrow, 2/27, and have them delivered within 3 days. I handle enclosed shipments throughout the US & Canada. All items are transported with extreme care! Vehicle: Sprinter - 170"L x 54"W x 72"H. Please confirm items will fit in this space. Insurance: Progressive 100K-cargo. I'm a solo driver, so this bid will be for transport only. If you can handle loading/unloading, I can insure your items will be safely secured & transported for $1,692. If terms are agreeable, I'll enter a bid for your approval. Please note: this is a time sensitive offer, so a prompt reply is appreciated. Thank you, Luciano Report a Violation
Response: How are items packed and prepared for shipping? These are mix of very heavy items (bronze) and very delicate wood. 2/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: There are 3 gongs correct? They will be blanket wrapped. The wood stands will be wrapped in bubble wrap. Thanks for the prompt reply. Regards ...2/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Okay, just saw this email. Will the items be separated? And how will they be separated? Thanks Andrew2/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Unless you have another preferred way of packaging. This will be a dedicated shipment ... they will be the only items in my van. If you have another suggestion, let me know. Just please keep in mind the cost of packaging materials may increase the bid slightly. 2/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: How are you packing them? that is what I am asking. How will items be protected? Thanks Andrew2/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: I have a better suggestion .... You can arrange loading/unloading/packaging. I'll transport them. $1,692 within 3 days. Let me know if this is agreeable. Thanks ... 2/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Price too high. We had a lot of offers last time, before we almost worked it out with Shipping Wars the television show for under 1500 inclusive. Thanks Andrew2/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Yep ... best of luck getting on TV ...2/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Oh, not going on TV. We dealt with them last month, but their schedule is not conducive. can't do any moving until April. So they hooked us back up to uship. Thanks Andrew2/26/2014Report a Violation
Response: Thanks for getting in touch! As an independent operator it's impossible for me to be in all areas of the continent at all times. I am currently nowhere near AZ. Rates are predominately based on miles driven. When I got in touch on 2/26, I was in Phoenix. As I mentioned in my first message, it was a time sensitive offer. It's difficult to impress on customers a sense of urgency in booking, but that's how my business operates. Here today, gone tomorrow. When I go to work I head out on a series of tangents until I get close to home. Each month is different. If this needs to be delivered ASAP, I can pick them up by 3/21 and have them delivered by 3/24. But unfortunately, I cannot honor the previous quote. I can transport these items for $2,536. As I mentioned, they will be handled with the utmost care! Let me know if you'd like me to enter a bid for your approval. Regards, Luciano3/17/2014Report a Violation
Response: Thanks Luciano for your well-written and cogent answer. So few of the shippers are skilled in the English language, even though they are native English speakers. I understand that you were in AZ at the time. After several false starts with this shipment - and being astounded by the twists and turns and odd excuses - I am without a shipper. I appreciate your reply, and understand your cost. Right now, it is too high for us. Continue rolling. If you know of any other shippers near the Arizona area have them contact me. Best regards, Andrew3/17/2014Report a Violation
Response: Since the auction is ending soon, I entered a bid. It'll be valid until 6 pm EST today. Please let me know if you have any questions. Regards ...3/17/2014Report a Violation
Response: Will do. Best of luck!3/17/2014Report a Violation
Hello, I can pick up the first week in April and have it delivered in 3 days of pickup I can do this for $1,250 I carry 1 million in insurance I will crate items and blanket wrap them to protect from damage Please review my feedback If this sounds good ill place a bid Thanks Ed Report a Violation
Response: We need it before 1st week in April. Has to be out of there before end of March. Can you get it before then? Thanks Andrew3/15/2014Report a Violation
Response: Sorry I would not be in area until the first week in April Let know if plans change Thanks Ed 3/15/2014Report a Violation
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