We were notified by email last week that our long-awaited master bathroom vanity would be making the trip from Texas to Maryland and would arrive locally last Friday.
72″ Providence Driftwood Double vanity is on its way to us.
I watched the tracking and that’s exactly what happened.
The vanity was delivered yesterday by the company who carried it from Texas to Maryland.
This delivery is in 2 packages with a total weight of 422 pounds so Charlie called the local hub to find out if they would actually carry it upstairs when they deliver it to our house.
This is the vanity in 2 pieces — 422 pounds total.
The answer was “no”. “No”, but . . .
This truck only delivered 2 men who would muscle the vanity and its countertop upstairs — “white glove service” it’s called.
No but there’s another local delivery service, Translogistix, that will deliver it to the house and take it into the bathroom and unpackage it and take the packaging away.
Two men were dispatched to carry the vanity upstairs.
Charlie called to find out the cost of this “white glove” service.
It is $75.
$75 plus a $10 charge for using a credit card. (Credit cards are the only type of payment they accept. Hmmm.)
The countertop with integrated sinks came in one HEAVY package.
Considering the alternative we thought this service sounded reasonable.
We have a very narrow staircase from the first to the second floor.
The logistics were
that the first company was going to deliver to the second company and the second company was going to deliver to us except we live closer to the first company.
Somehow both pieces got to the top of the stairs in tact.
the second company is picking up our delivery from the first company and bringing it to our house, up the stairs to the second floor and setting it in place.
Charlie took picture after picture of the Styrofoam trail left by the vanity.
In actuality the first company delivered it to our house because they couldn’t get a release from the shipper to let another company deliver it. Then the white glove service showed up and set it up in the bathroom. I wasn’t there for any of this and I’m glad about that.
Woo hoo! He told me the men worked so hard that he told them he would clean up the packaging debris. A big thanks to Charlie for orchestrating this.
Do logistics drive you nuts? Or is that part of the excitement?