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Shipping an OKM cross country

Posted by navi_jen (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 12:38

Well, I found my HG stove..a 1954, 6 burner, double glass oven OKM stove. Bought it from the original owner's's been in the same family for 20 years and has almost pristine chrome, the ovens are spotless, and only 1 visible chip on the porcelain (on the kickplate). The challenge is it's 2000 miles away. I've purchased it, now I just have to get it back to Boston (it's in AZ now). The shipping will cost more than the stove, but I can live with that.

One of the LA antique stove stores gave me the name of their shipper and their quote is reasonable..and it includes full crating (in a wooden box). However, if you read the fine print of their Bill of Lading, they basically deny a bunch of liability for damages:

-They will only drop it off at the curb
-Owner fully releases carrier from damage of any kind to flooring, carpeting, walls (the list goes on)
-For damages that result in mishandling such as bumping, dropping load shifting, etc the maximum amount the company can be held liable is $3.00 per pound per item
-Company X expressly does not recognize loss in value to any cargo item physically damaged as the result of mishandling.
-Have to declare damage at time delivery (not a big deal)

Has anyone shipped an appliance cross country? Are these terms reasonable?

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Shipping an OKM cross country

Look at Antique get their # they can advise they restore old appliances especially stoves they come to them from all over the world hope this helps you .

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