I'm looking to pick up a set of Spatial M3's from a seller that doesn't seem to have a go-to method for shipping. He got a quote from UPS for $360 shipping them as two separate boxes which I think is quite high, and I'm also concerned about them arriving undamaged. The Mrs works a lot with UPS shipping high end art reproductions and they routinely have issues getting UPS to accept liability.
I've heard people were paying as little as $200 for freight shipping a couple years ago, but obviously this stuff goes up a lot over time. Does anyone here have any recommendations for shipping these across the country in a safe and cost effective manner? Based on the conversations we've had thus far, I may just have to gamble with UPS as I think he wants a fairly hands off approach to packaging it up.