Official Shipping Wars viewing thread 1/24/2012

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    I love love love this show -- it is at the top of my list right now. It's on A&E right now. :cheer:

    This week they are moving a rickety old caboose and a robin's egg blue Thunderbird.
     
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    the thunderbird guy has a replica Blues mobile, with speaker and everything on top :jj:
     
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    they are crazy trying to move that caboose -- it's all rotted out
     
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    :jj: that neighbor lady is a total bitch :jj:
     
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    they are loading the caboose with 2 excavators :eek: that is crazy
     
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    whoops, the top of the caboose has to be chopped off -- over 16' -- can't get under power wires
     
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    idiot tried to go down restricted road with a commercial vehicle -- they nail vehicles like that all day long on a stretch near my way to work -- $$$$$$$
     
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    A&E presents the new original real-life series “Shipping Wars,” which follows six independent shippers who have discovered that fortunes can be made transporting items that traditional carriers won’t touch.


    Each episode of “Shipping Wars” dives into the cutthroat world of these heavy-duty movers as they battle for the chance to transport the unshippable. The competition begins with uShip, the world’s largest online auction house for independent truckers. Every day, thousands of shipments are put up for auction. The battle is fierce as the movers have only minutes to bid, and the lowest bidder gets the load.

    From oversized loads and bulky packages to the truly bizarre, these shippers will haul anything if the price is right. The high-stakes race is on as they set out to deliver the loads in time, and any setback can cost big bucks.


    From rookie haulers to seasoned veterans, no shipment is too big for these professionals to handle. Marc Springer has been shipping less than a year but he clearly has a knack for the business. He always manages to keep his 18-wheel tractor trailer full, and looks for nothing but the biggest, “baddest” loads he can find. Rookie Jennifer Brennan may be new to the shipping world, but she’s about as tough and competitive as they come. She began her career transporting farm animals across the country, but her typical shipments have expanded to be just about anything from a water buffalo to a million-dollar Ferrari. Jarrett Joyce has only been in the business for a few months, but he’s never one to shy away from a unique load. He’s shipped everything from kittens to a hot dog stand to a Civil War cannon. Know-it-all Roy Garber has two years of experience under his belt. A serious handyman, he’s never found a load he couldn’t tackle, and this determination has made him one of the top earners in the country. Veteran shippers Scott and Suzanne Bawcom may seem like your typical suburban couple, but they are anything but ordinary. A former bomb squad specialist, Scott spent his pre-shipping days defusing bombs in Iraq for the Marines, and he’s not the kind of guy to run away from a challenge. For the Bawcoms, shipping is a family business. While Scott hauls shipments across the country, Suzanne bids and books loads constantly.
     
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    I'm not watching tonight, but i've seen it before and it's a cool show. I like the husband/wife team. But wow, it shows how desperate some people are for good work, they'll start a bid at 10K and win it for 6500.......I know start high...etc
     
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    It's scary -- some of these guys don't have tags -- I'm sure they don't have proper insurance -- dangerous -- that's why I NEVER drive behind any vehicle towing a trailer.
     
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    Next up:

    Episode 6 -- double feature tonight! :cheer:

    First vehicle is a landing craft that carries an ATV :omg: talk about your expensive toys -- from Washington to Maine.
     
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    Bid No. 2 -- a freaking Mongolian camel
     
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    hot Jennifer get's the camel -- she transported bulls the other week -- she's an idiot who relies on her looks way too much

    her eyebrows are a disaster :facepalm:

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    [h=1]Jennifer Brennan[/h] Austin, TX
    Don’t let her good looks fool you; Jennifer is about as tough and competitive as they come. Born and raised on a cattle ranch in Texas, she learned the meaning of a hard day’s work at an early age. Her love of horses continued into her teens, when she would participate with her family in the rodeo circuit.


    After college, Jennifer’s roots came calling back and she began not only training and riding horses, but transporting exotic quarter horses and livestock around the country full time. Since joining uShip, Jennifer’s loads have expanded beyond just farm animals. Now a typical load for Jennifer can be anything from fainting goats to a water buffalo and a million-dollar Ferrari.
     
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    Mark get's the Munson boat :cheer:

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    [h=1]Marc Springer[/h] Seattle, WA
    A longtime salesman for Harley-Davidson, Marc entered the shipping business out of pure necessity. With nobody buying motorcycles in a bad economy, the husband and father of four was scrambling for an income when he stumbled across an online ad looking for someone to ship two Harleys across the country for $2,000. Marc used his experience with Harley-Davidson to win the bid and, as he says, “the rest is history.”
    With just over two years of shipping under his belt, Marc has already upgraded from an old pick-up to an entire 18-wheel tractor-trailer rig. He knows he has an edge on the competition and looks for nothing but the biggest, “baddest” loads he can find.
    When Marc is not hauling unusual items around the country, he spends his time working to take his race team, Snortn Boar Racing, to the Baja 1000.
    Visit Marc's official site at snortnboartransport.com.
     
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    preview for Parking Wars -- I don't like that show -- brings up too many bad memories :facepalm:
     
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    jesus, what an idiot -- she thought the Arch was an arc :facepalm:
     
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