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Shipping of 52" DLP TV

07-29-2007, 06:21 AM
I have a question because I dont have a solution. What is the best way to ship a DLP TV to someone who live around 14 hours away? What method UPS? Never done this before and I am looking for advice in to doing this safely and cost reasonable for both sender and receiver. Thank you. :)

07-29-2007, 09:18 AM
You might want to check around to see who will even ship a box large enough to hold the tv plus packing. Some of the shippers have size limits so you may(?) have to go with a commercial shipper, like the ones the online TV stores use, and those can be very expensive for consumer shipping.

It may turn out that it's cheaper for the person to buy a new tv rather than pay the shipping.

07-29-2007, 09:27 AM
No personal experience with this.

A while ago on another forum posters mentioned the names of two trucking companies who, it was said, "specialize" in this type of shipment. For the life of me, I can't remember the names. I do remember that they were neither FedEx nor UPS. You might try doing an internet search for that.

Don't know where you're located, but if no one else here has a suggestion, then you can give these folks a call and ask them what they would recommend: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-h3YFVnJdOvE/hdtv/

Crutchfield is a premier internet vendor of HDTV's. They offer "White Glove" delivery of the larger sets. They are of course in business to sell things, but I feel they would try to help you with suggestions for shipping your DLP, since Crutchfield is a very customer service oriented retailer.

08-04-2007, 10:54 PM
You can forget about UPS, they don't ship anything as heavy as a DLP or LCos set. That is why none of the retailers ship UPS for the large sets.