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once a roadie 10th August 2020 05:06 PM

Getting Gear Picked up and Shipped
Hi - not sure if this is the best place to post...I am trying to purchase an electric piano in San Fran, and the seller wants it to be picked up. I am on the east coast. Do you know of any reliable services that could handle this?

audibell 13th August 2020 03:53 PM

I believe some UPS stores have piano boxes, that get used for golf clubs and other stuff.

tourtelot 13th August 2020 06:38 PM

I guess the question is, how helpful does he want to be.

I have shipped large things far distances (thing 54 input desks) and the Army ships stuff like tanks so anything is possible.

It will cost but in a large city like SF, there will be a service to do stuff like what you need done. I think I'd start by calling SIR (Studio Instrument Rentals) if there is one in town, or I have had luck getting local sound reinforcement companies to ship for me. It would be nice to have the seller's help but if he won't help, you'll need to find someone to pick it up, transport it to a shipper and so on.

Will the seller deliver it somewhere in town? That would go a long way to making this easier. Is he anxious to make the sale? If not, just more "footwork" for you but it can be done.