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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    For the benefit of others who may want to freight a machine interstate. Melbourne to Sydney for my Faema E98 cost $38 thru e-go. I booked in the morning, they rang an hour later to confirm and it was picked up later in the afternoon. 4 days later it was there.

    You have to pack it is all.

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    Yeah I second that for e-go, I got a similar sized machine sent from Yass River (near Canberra), sent to Adelaide for $50 dollars, picked up from their door, and dropped off at the depot here in Adelaide.

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    Re: Freighting espresso machinery

    Ive used them three times now for different coffee machine sales/purchases and theyre fantastic - all at very reasonable rates and delivery was fairly quick.

    The only thing I think you have to be a bit wary of is that they use different freight companies to pick/up deliver and are (I think) only an intermediary but, as long as you get insurance and tracking with your freighting, I think all is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 193E283A22510 link=1274274593/2#2 date=1274309855
    all at very reasonable rates and delivery was fairly quick.

    The only thing I think you have to be a bit wary of is that they use different freight companies to pick/up deliver and are (I think) only an intermediary but, as long as you get insurance and tracking with your freighting, I think all is good.
    See the posts between myself and jaymad re teh BZ99 he purchased from me.

    50/50 for me so far.

    In addition... Read teh fine print.. Even if you pay top dollar... For a whole range of products there is no insurance coverage.

    i.e. Second hand items :-X

    So yes, you can pay for insurance... your choice; but the item is not covered.

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    E-Go is Hunter Express cheap no thrills arm I believe.

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    I think e-go have tapped into a niche market, dealing with a lot of Ďretailí customers. I remember a few years ago when I started shipping stuff by courier on an irregular basis, it was a pain. You either had to have a corporate account or pre-buy stamps with most companies. With e-go you can use a credit card or PayPal and anyone can use it.

    As per AMís example, there is always a risk of damage. I have no doubt AM was very thorough with his packaging (he doesnít do anything half-baked) yet this was still substantial damage. Now that Iíve got a big shed I can keep original boxes & packaging for everything I buy which makes shipping easier/safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 494842514F4A50230 link=1274274593/5#5 date=1274320623
    I think e-go have tapped into a niche market, dealing with a lot of Ďretailí customers. *I remember a few years ago when I started shipping stuff by courier on an irregular basis, it was a pain. *You either had to have a corporate account or pre-buy stamps with most companies. *With e-go you can use a credit card or PayPal and anyone can use it. *

    As per AMís example, there is always a risk of damage. *I have no doubt AM was very thorough with his packaging (he doesnít do anything half-baked) yet this was still substantial damage. *Now that Iíve got a big shed I can keep original boxes & packaging for everything I buy which makes shipping easier/safer.
    I would still use e-go :)

    I would be more careful in teh packing.. There are tricks i.e. Regardless of what packing you put around it. Pack the internals, Remove any knobs or sticky outy bits, and then wrap all accessories like as if they were bone china....

    Once bitten twice shy.. (hello darling / wife #3... Well some times we learn)

    And, read teh fine print. If Insurance will not cover it.. Ask, but do not toss good money away.

    PS. If ya can get to teh depot, at send and receive; then significant cost savings and less chance of damage.


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    Yes- their prices are excellent...

    Hunter Express run it and we have a corporate account with them..

    The weird thing is that sometimes pricing is actually better for us to use e-go as well ::)

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    Freighting espresso machinery

    I am looking to transport a recent purchase of mine from Croydon, NSW to Brisbane. It is a 2 group coffee machine (approx 60kg, 70cm x 50cm).

    If anyone could recommend a well priced courier that picks from an address, I would be very appreciative.

    Thanks in advance.

    John.

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    I suggest a furniture removal company
    Maybe on a back to base run

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3233667777030 link=1285381828/0#0 date=1285381828
    I am looking to transport a recent purchase of mine from Croydon, NSW to Brisbane. *It is a 2 group coffee machine (approx 60kg, 70cm x 50cm).

    If anyone could recommend a well priced courier that picks from an address, I would be very appreciative.

    Thanks in advance.

    John.
    e-go have done well for me as to picking up from an address...

    WARNING... *If not packed correctly then be prepared for more than one bit to arrive and that bits may have been re located across and within the machine.

    A: Drain all fluid

    B: Remove any and all sticky outy biys.. *That means all knobs, *valves, steam pipes, hoses etc and any sensitive bits will need to be extra wrapped and and i now try to tape thick layers of cardboard across key pads etc.

    GUESS WHAT - Some of the couriers can get past your best efforts.. *We had some medical equipment returned from Rocky to Vic the other month... 3 weeks to get there over night and every panel is damaged and the accelerometer on the main board coped so much movement it had to be de soldered and replaced...

    OF... We sent it sensitive medical freight just to make sure people knew what was being transported.

    Now if one of those involved need the results they would be bitching all the way to the papers... * Not my job *OR not in my job description and what about the catch all "Duty of care OR Code of conduct etc" *- People today just dont give a hoot unless it directly impacts on them or their bank balance.

    BOT.

    e-go has been good to me to date and would suggest if ya pack correctly etc *and some one to assist at either end for load and unlaod then you will get a good service.

    Remember would you want to be lifting 60KG plus on you own... Then think *how that effects the driver etc... * Manual handling is not cheep.

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    Thanks for the recommendations KK and AM. I am looking into them now. If I am successful in the transport I will have my first restoration to do. I am sure I will have a lot more questions when it gets to that stage.

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    10ett.

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    Any news on the transportation ? I need to get a machine from Melbourne to Brisbane.

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    yeah i sent a machine to AM via e-go SYD -> BNE

    i think i packed it well but it was a snob to a snob :)

    2 grp tied to pallet , warped in plastic and foam and cardboard and cling wrap.... to try ti get it there safe.




    if seller has "no care given" then higher risk......


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5F535A57575E320 link=1285381828/5#5 date=1285574605
    yeah i sent a machine to AM via e-go SYD -> BNE

    i think i packed it well but it was a snob to a snob :)

    2 grp tied to pallet , warped in plastic and foam and cardboard and cling wrap.... to try ti get it there safe.




    if seller has "no care given" then higher risk......
    YEp the Driver was great and while they could not unload where it was addressed to - Ladies only working that shift. I got a call and we off loaded together about 15 min later...

    This was more about the driver... NOT e-go policy etc.

    But it was and did arrive as expected.


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    what i liked was AM paid and emailed me the delivery thing

    i taped it on and they showed up and was smooth my end

    i helped lift and i did have wait around for them to show, but that normal with couriers

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    pack n send will do it properly prepare to pay 300 plus.

    e-go are fine if you can pack it so it can be dropped...

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    Just a note to add to this thread as this seems to topical at the moment. We sent a 66 kg pack via "pack n send" from Brisbane (Strathpine) to Deniliquin for $230. They go by weight of product obviously so check that out first. It was very well packed and labelled. Obviously with a coffee machine one would hope that would be well packed by the person sending the parcel also. We were very impressed with pack n sends service to our door (and we are on a farm 35 k out of the nearest town down a country road) . We chose to take the pack to the depot in Brissie. We phoned some of the big players re transporting the parcel and they were not at all interested in our business. "Little fish in big sea".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0E020B06060F630 link=1285381828/7#7 date=1285575001
    what i liked was AM paid and emailed me the delivery thing

    i taped it on and they showed up and was smooth my end

    i helped lift and i did have *wait around for them to show, but that normal with couriers
    Ya I like the book and pay for and teh other person does not need to get involved...

    PS. So what part of BrisVagus did you finally settle into and where are all those projects we can tackle :D

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    I decided to go with e-go as they were so much cheaper then any other option. I will await the arrival of the item before recommending them. Fingers crossed it arrives in one piece.

    10ett

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    is it me or is e-go just crazy cheap ?

    i used them the other day within brisbane and it was like $37
    was all good and dor to door no fuss

    just did a quote SYD -> brisbane $40 (for a coffee machine) door to door !!

    do i take the gamble again with them ? going to pay the seller extra to pack well i reckon....




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    Have used a few times and all been good.

    But like every thing... There can always be an exception and if the other party doing the packing !!!!! That does play a part.

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    My delivery went well with e go. I collected from their warehouse to make it cheaper. It all depends on how well the item is packaged, as to how well it travels.

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    Re: Freighting espresso machinery

    This is a popular mechanics review of courier companies in the US
    However the results would apply equally worldwide

    Which Shipping Company Is Kindest to Your Packages?
    We mailed a bunch of sensors on an epic journey to find out which shipping company is the most careful with your packages. Heres what we found. Then check out these packaging tips to make sure your shipments arrive in one piece.
    http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/tests/which-shipping-company-is-kindest-to-your-packages?click=pp

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6E4A434340407A6E4A56484A250 link=1285381828/15#15 date=1292459964
    This is a popular mechanics review of courier companies in the US
    Interesting. Also, this comment.

    I collect and sell vintage computers and video game consoles and have things either shipped to me or shipped by me constantly. It is always a hassle when a rare vintage device gets damaged in shipping... but I have noticed that EVERY TIME a damaged box arrives, it is marked fragile, while 99.9% of the packages I get that are not marked "fragile" arrive in pristine shape.

    This was a longtime, and disturbing, pattern I had noticed. I got the impression that the parcel carriers deliberately treated packaged marked "fragile" poorly.

    I did a few tests by sending a friend 1/2 way across the country 18 separate boxes... 9 marked "fragile" and 9 not. He shipped three of each type via the three carriers... and in 8 out of the 9 parcels marked fragile arrived looking like someone played soccer with them, while only 1 out of 9 of the non-marked packages arrived in perfect shape.

    Tho all three carriers abused the marked packages, USPS was the worst offender... and conversely, the unmarked packages shipped by them arrived in the best shape.

    After that, I make sure to stress to people I buy vintage items from NOT to mark the package "fragile" and I never mark them that way when I ship. Damaged packages have dropped to almost zero since I started implementing that.

    So, long story short, NEVER mark a package "fragile" if you want it to arrive intact, regardless of which carrier you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 48444D404049250 link=1285381828/12#12 date=1290725058
    is it me or is e-go just crazy cheap ?

    do i take the gamble again with them ? *
    just thought i would follow up my latest experience with E-go shipping the La Dorio
    1st booking at sellers address was a fail, it may have had a confusing entry driveway in a semi rural location.
    2nd booking went fine, but i paid more to get a "timed pickup" where you can specify a time (like after 4pm), it was relocated to a better pick up address as well.

    through email I asked e-go about making the 2nd booking at the time i needed a pickup "after 4pm" and they said it would work if i paid the extra to be safe (So i did). they also said they woudl re-fund the failed pickup (which was nice but i was prepared to forget about it...
    They have since refunded the 1st booking in good faith *:)

    cheapest E-go might be best if pick up time and drop off time are very flexible in that you are there all day etc. or pay a bit more for the extra services


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    Re: Freighting espresso machinery

    Hi,
    I was wondering if people know of a good courier company with experience to pickup a machine in Sydney and deliver it Melbourne, its a single group.

    I have tried pack and send in the past but they arent really geared up to pickup coffee machines :-)


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    e-go.com.au

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    Re: Freighting espresso machinery

    past thread info

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1274274593/1

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1285381828

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    Nice catch maheel,

    I have spliced them all together and renamed the thread.



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