Crating a Game for Shipping
Shown here is the way we professionally package a game for shipment to the next town or around the world. We do basic shipping preparation for no extra charge. If crating is required, there will be a charge due to the time, effort and materials involved in doing a quality job.
This game was being shipped to California via a door-to-door carrier. This is also called "blanket shipping" and is the best way to go for game transport. The least amount of packaging is required and great care is taken by the shippers to ensure the safe arrival of your game.
The head of the game gets shrink wrapped to the body with cardboard and padding in between. All of the small pieces like the balls, leg bolts, leg levelers, head bolts and game manuals are bagged and placed in the coin box and shrink wrapped to the game along with the legs. Then, the whole game is wrapped about a dozen times on all sides so there is no movement during shipping.
This game was being air-freighted to the west coast, then it went on to Hawaii. Due to the nature of the shipment, a full crate was required by the shipper and desired by the buyer. Preparation is a bit more detailed than a simple shrink wrap.
We do the same procedure as above with the head, legs and small parts. Following the shrink wrap treatment, we build a custom skid or pallet with a full plywood bottom. After the game is strapped to the pallet, we build a full plywood crate around it. The only way this game will get damaged is if it gets thrown from an airplane or attacked by a drunken forklift driver.
Pick-up at my location is FREE and we will demonstrate how to break down and set-up your game and help you load up. For local delivery, there is a charge ranging from $95 and up, depending on distance and includes in-home set-up and leveling. Shipment preparation is $60 and includes shrink-wrap and cardboard. We can do full-wood custom crating if desired. Shipping generally runs about $350 for East Coast locations and $450 for the West Coast. For an exact door to door shipping quote, you can call North American Van Lines at 800-959-8880 and take the option for the eBay and Gaming Division, or call NAVL Shipping at 1-800-959-8880. They are a door to door shipping company also. The game is shipped from zip code 17403.
For local buyers, we can service the game in your home if needed at a discounted rate. Buyers outside of the local service area will get free phone support. If a game is shipped or is picked up and gets damaged in transit, we are not responsible for transportation mishaps. Service plans are available and technical phone support is FREE to the original owner for the life of your game. You won't be left out in the cold after the sale!