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Ed..
9th Nov 2020, 02:43 PM
Hi guys, this is going to be a long shot but thought I would ask anyway, are there any truckies on this forum going past Gibbon Road, Winston Hills NSW 2153 and heading towards Caboolture preferably, or else Brisbane that can pick up a large laser printer for me, it weighs approx 80Kg and will be boxed (not sure if it will be on a pallet). I have got a quote from the company which is almost the same price as what the the printer costs so makes it too expensive, but I don't want to miss out on it if it is doable. Thanks.

Ed.

Ed..
9th Nov 2020, 05:48 PM
Hi Doug3030, don't have a pic of the boxed up printer but the actual printer dimensions are:

Weight:80.0 KG
56.6 (cm) 64.8 (cm)
Depth:51.3 (cm)

plus what ever thickness packing they use, but I would imagine that it will be inside a strong original cardboard carton protected by styrofoam panels.

Midnight Man
10th Nov 2020, 08:30 AM
Don't know if you've thought of this/tried it - but at Cheap Couriers Freight Service & Parcel Delivery Australia (http://www.transdirect.com.au) I put in those dimensions and weight, and came up with a quote for $116.19 - assuming each end is residential (which is more restrictive on who will do the job, I believe).

Ed..
10th Nov 2020, 10:19 AM
Thanks for that link, I do have an account with that company but unfortunately the couriers need a tailgate lift at my end and also you have to factor in the pallet size and weight combined, which brings it back to my original quote and makes it too expensive.

riverbuilder
10th Nov 2020, 11:36 AM
Get onto a site called: truckit.com. Iíve had good success with it.

Ed..
10th Nov 2020, 11:52 AM
Isn't truckit.com a company in America?

DJís Timber
10th Nov 2020, 11:54 AM
Get onto a site called: truckit.com. I’ve had good success with it.


Isn't truckit.com a company in America?

Think it should be TruckIt.net - Australia's Freight Auction Marketplace (https://www.truckit.net/) which is Australian

Ed..
12th Nov 2020, 02:14 PM
I tried that Truckit site but the first quote was 2.5 times what my quote was from the printer company. Will wait to see if more reasonable offers come in but I think that I might be fighting a loosing battle and will just have to miss out on the printer.