Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

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Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby barilaad » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:19 am

Hi there!
I'm making an art grant proposal and wish to know how much it costs approximately shipping a 3.3X3.3X4.3 wooden box contains my art from Reno to the playa. Thanks!! :D 8)

about 120 pounds


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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby TomServo » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:08 am

From Israel? And...Metric or U.S.? And...can you get these?

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To the playa may/will be expensive. Having it shipped to a location, and picking it up, might be better.
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby barilaad » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:32 am

Hi there Tom thanks for the reply.
3.3X3.4X3.4 feet wooden box. I'll send it from Israel to Reno to a burner house probably, and then will have to get it into the playa somehow. What is the most preferable way? UPS shipping/renting a tender something else? never been to the playa but wish to contribute as much as I can.

Do ya want those shoes? :o
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby TomServo » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:58 am

Do ya want those shoes?


I do!

Being an thinking artist, you are already contributing to BRC. Ive seen your post regarding art grants, so you are obviously going through the right channels. I hope the ORG gives you their blessings! I don't know if the ranch accepts crates, but that would be ideal! I think it's safe to say that MOST burners are trustworthy. And your art should find it's way out there safe....but keep up on it! As for the Commando boots, I can make you a great trade.
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby barilaad » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:42 am

So the local Reno UPS does not deliver anything to the playa - how shell I do it?
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby lucky420 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:49 am

Are you coming to the playa too? You can always rent a truck at Budget truck rentals on Gentry Way here in Reno and drive it up. Or have someone do that for you. Drive it up there and off load it and drive the truck back or stay and keep the truck up there for the week.

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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby TomServo » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:38 am

barilaad wrote:So the local Reno UPS does not deliver anything to the playa - how shell I do it?


Pizza has been delivered to the playa, from Reno...so I'm sure UPS or some other shipping company will deliver. The cost may be a factor...or not. I'd check with them first, getting a quote to ship to Gerlach, NV...and that should give you an idea.
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby ygmir » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:58 am

TomServo wrote:
barilaad wrote:So the local Reno UPS does not deliver anything to the playa - how shell I do it?


Pizza has been delivered to the playa, from Reno...so I'm sure UPS or some other shipping company will deliver. The cost may be a factor...or not. I'd check with them first, getting a quote to ship to Gerlach, NV...and that should give you an idea.


I'm pretty sure there's a mechanism for getting a UPS delivery while on playa, you'd need to talk to the ORG. about it, but I do believe it can happen.
prolly other shippers, as well.
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby barilaad » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:13 pm

I emailed local RENO UPS. They claimed they offer no shipping to the playa. weird..
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby Just_Joe » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:12 pm

TomServo wrote:
barilaad wrote:So the local Reno UPS does not deliver anything to the playa - how shell I do it?


Pizza has been delivered to the playa, from Reno..

I find delivery by plane is best- it's fresher.

barilaad- Whatchya got and when do you need it there? I may have some space...
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:17 am

I'd suggest working out getting it to Reno, where you can then pick it up yourself and haul it to the playa with you (in a rental truck/van).
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby Savannah » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:11 pm

One could talk to either the Reno Post Office (or other shipper) or a Reno Hotel about delivery. A hotel would have better accessibility at all hours.
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby ygmir » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:53 pm

Did you try DHL, Fed EX, or others?
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:12 pm

barilaad wrote:I emailed local RENO UPS. They claimed they offer no shipping to the playa. weird..

I think that you can ship to the Burningman LLC office in Gerlach. When I volunteered with ESD I think we got stuff that way. Important stuff that helped the department run. I think that a) it's taking a largish risk, and b) that that isn't really the sort of burden you should be putting on the llc.
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby barilaad » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:26 pm

weather man wrote:
TomServo wrote:
barilaad wrote:So the local Reno UPS does not deliver anything to the playa - how shell I do it?


Pizza has been delivered to the playa, from Reno..

I find delivery by plane is best- it's fresher.

barilaad- Whatchya got and when do you need it there? I may have some space...



Hi weather man! plane sounds great, but my wooden box is approx 1X1X1 meter. we shall need a big plane...
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby Asquared » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:12 am

i'm renting a 16 foot box truck in reno, so could probably take it.

i am literally the least artistic person on the planet, so would love to contribute some other way. feel free to message me.

(i'm also a virgin burner, so logistically it could be a bit of a mess. which would be way more fun of course!)
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:16 pm

Asquared wrote:i am literally the least artistic person on the planet

There is no such thing. Except maybe Henry Kissinger.
You just haven't experienced your creativity since you were a small child.

I'm sure there are people on this board who could give testimonials.
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Re: Cost of shipping from reno to the Playa

Postby Token » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:18 pm

1 cubic meter fits into any pickup truck, minivan, van, and most SUVs. I don't see the big deal getting it to the playa.
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