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What's the best way to ship heavy medical supplies?

Asked by syz (35649points) December 19th, 2007

I have 13 boxes of medical equipment from a human hospital that I am donating to an organization that distributes the supplies among third world country hospitals. It’s probably a couple hundred pounds and I need to find out how to get it to Tennessee without bankrupting myself.

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GD_Kimble's avatar

Try Flat-rate shipping. USPS has boxes that you can ship anything in for one price regardless of its weight. They aren’t especially large boxes, so you may have to use many of them, but the cost should work out to be less in the end, than shiping normally.

extolsmith's avatar

Kimbles is right, but as a Mailman, I HATE YOU. I better get a huge Christmas bonus.

Bigfish's avatar

My brother shipped some heavy bronze artwork through Greyhound. Apparently, as long as you have someone to drop it off and pick it up from the bus stations they will ship things fairly inexpensively in the baggage/cargo holds.

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