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Upgrade Freight Delivery to add a LIFTGATE




 
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$69.00

Product Code: UPGRADE-LIFTGATE
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Our delivery rates are not including liftgate delivery. We don't build them into the cost because it is not necessary in 95% of all deliveries. In most cases, the boxes are easily removed from the pallet and lifted down. A pallet that weighs 400lbs is typically not 1 box weighing 400lbs. It might be a pallet of 50lbs and various 20-50lb boxes.

If you feel the need for a liftgate delivery for whatever circumstances, please use this link to checkout.

Liftgate delivery provides for the pallet to be lowered from the back of the truck to the ground and then moved with a pallet jack on even surfaces. This does not provide for any labor in lifting boxes. Pallet jacks cannot roll over steps, gravel, in a door, up a hill, or over dirt.

Liftgate deliveries will delay arrival times since fewer trucks are equipped with a liftgate.

Our $69 is a reduced rate from the $100-120 normally charged.

NOTE: Tables longer than 220cm will not fit on the liftgate and require hand removal anyway. Also, hidden in freight language is a clause that says if an item is damaged being unloaded by the freight company, they are not liable. You might say how can that be if they charge for liftgate and they damaged it? That is not a question for us, but a question for the freight company. This is in their rules tariff whether it is Fedex, UPS, Dayton, Conway, etc.

We do not offer white glove service. Please keep in mind, our delivery is fast and efficient. White glove delivery normally takes 2-5 weeks for delivery - and sometimes longer. Do you really want to wait 2-5 weeks with a seasonal product?

Customer Reviews: Customer Reviews: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

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5 of 5 June 14, 2021

Reviewer: Jean Kolloff from New Milford, CT

 
Delivery arrived in perfect shape!

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3 of 5 OK, not special June 5, 2021

Reviewer: cialud from East Lyme, CT United States

 
The delivery people were surly and complained about the white glove service.  Eventually, they brought the chairs  to the deck - one step involved.  We always tip delivery people generously.  This time we held back because of their attitude.

TEAK CLOSEOUTS RESPONSE
RE: FEDEX  - The upgraded liftgate service is not white-glove delivery.  This is stated on our site multiple times....so clearly a misunderstanding on what you receive for the liftgate service.  To clarify, Fedex has a responsibility to bring it from the top of the truck down to the ground - and typically pallet jack it when 15' of the truck.  That's it.  Anything else they did was extra.  Although not clear, the drivers are not supposed to lift a box either.  They deliver to your curb and it is yours to remove from the truck.  Add liftgate, and it moves from truck to ground.  There is no white-glove offered from Teak Closeouts.  If any customer requires or needs white-glove delivery, then please find the correct company that offers this delivery.

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5 of 5 DEFINITELY upgrade with a heavy load... May 28, 2021

Reviewer: Ruth Houston from Tomball, TX United States

 
When I saw the size of the box for our 51" Georgia table, I was VERY glad we paid for the upgraded freight delivery.  Our packages were strapped down onto a pallet, rolled to the liftgate, lowered, and then simply unloaded at my front door.  And all pieces were safe and undamaged.  The packaging of ALL of our teak furniture has been outstanding.

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5 of 5 May 25, 2021

Reviewer: Lisa from Seattle, WA United States

 


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1 of 5 Really necessary May 24, 2021

Reviewer: Ronald Davis from Broadview Heights , OH United States

 
The extra $69 charge for the liftgate on the Fedex Freight seemed a bit much, since all Fedex short haul Freight trucks have a lift gate. But I'm sure this was Fedex not Teak Closeouts.

TEAK CLOSEOUTS RESPONSE
Just because they have the liftgate on the truck does not mean they will do it for free.  We subsidize this fee by $20 and let the customer pay $69 and we pay the bill of $89.  If you ask them to perform liftgate onsite, without adding it to the delivery first, they charge $100-150.  You are right that this is a FEDEX fee and not ours.  And all Fedex trucks do not have liftgate or if they arrive with a liftgate, they won't perform the service without the fee.  Just because they have the liftgate on the truck does not mean they will do it for free.  They add the liftgate so they can sell their liftgate fee.  Freight is still 70% no liftgate and 30% liftgate.  In your case, it was a large table.....and either two people unloaded it or one person and they buy the liftgate service from Fedex.  This is the reality of the world now.....fees, fees, and more fees.  Go ship a Fedex ground box and look at the various fees....there will be shipping fee and then 3-5 more surcharge fees.  We are a teak company and not your delivery company!

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