Help me move a concrete birdbath 1800 miles
June 7, 2014 8:25 PM Subscribe
I have a tall, concrete bird bath that I need to get moved or shipped. It probably weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 200-300 pounds. It will need to get from Duluth, MN to Portland, OR. What is the best option here? Do we call a moving company there and try and get it to hitch a ride? Hire a college student on a road trip?
posted by mimo to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's too heavy to simply ship via normal UPS. The online calculator for UPS freight is confusing to use and gives variable results, some of which are exceedingly high. We will attempt to call and get some clarification. In the mean time, does anyone have suggestions?
The birdbath is a family heirloom from my deceased parents' house and, as odd as it seems, it has sentimental value to me. Additional difficulty level: slight family acrimony involved.