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How NOT to Ship Server Equipment: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Shippers of server equipment must consider a number of factors, including safety, speed, and of course, cost. Over the years, we have become aware of a number of shippers making a common set of mistakes in the name of speed and cost, yet at the expense of safety.

How to Buy a Motorcycle Out of State

Take a look at our tips below to ensure that the bike you purchase arrives at your door without a scratch. EVALUATE THE SELLER In general, it’s a safer bet to purchase from a licensed dealer or established site such as eBay or CycleTrader than an individual. These...

Moving Your Senior Parent with Empathy

Having “the conversation” with a family member about moving into an assisted living facility can feel overwhelming and stressful for everyone involved. Many seniors don’t want to face the reality of their diminishing capabilities and adult children don’t want to think...

Art Collecting 101: A Crash Course for Everyday People

Art collecting may seem like a hobby reserved for Manhattanites with private jets and a taste for caviar, but there is a growing trend in the accessibility of the art world. The development of online sellers means anyone with a desire for high-quality art can start a...

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