not trying to hi-jack this thread, but rater to add to it, i found out the hard way that shipping gas pumps with the pump still in them requires a specific permit, they are considered haz-mat's believe it or not, and without a permit, if caught, the shipper can be fined $4,000. for each pump, yes 4 THOUSAND dollars each. because of this some shippers will not touch them, or will quote you a high estimate to scare you off.
i wanted everyone to be aware, just in case you weren't.