On Wednesday night's second episode of "Shipping Wars" titled, "Damaged Goods," the first shipment up for bid was a load of surfboard blanks. These are the base of a surfboard, used by finishers who complete the board to the customer specifications. They are made of foam and must be handled with care. Any creases or dents render them unusable. The boards are traveling from Oceanside, Calif. to Edgewater. Fla. The first bid goes to Marc for $4,000, and Jarrett gets it for $3,250. Jarrett gets another load in Salt Lake City, Utah that will make him extra money along the way. When Jarrett reaches the surfboard pick up, they see that his trailer is too small for such a large load; that is before they see the printing press inside. Finally, with a little finesse, the surfboards are packed on the truck. Then as Jarrett's luck would have it, he breaks an axle, and has to wait another day for it to be repaired. When the shipment arrives, the customer is totally dissatisfied at the way the shipment arrived and Jarrett has to discount the price to be one-half of the agreed price. He arrives at the delivery point of the printing press, and it is a house. He gets his $1,000 and five stars for that delivery.
The next item up is a monster truck with gigantic tires that keeps the truck very high off the ground. The truck has to go from Hernando, Fla. to Colfax, La. in time for "Mud Fest." There is a two-day shipment time and a $500 late fee per day. Marc starts the bid at $2800 and is determined to get it; and gets it for $2025. Marc knows that it is too high for the truck and will swap the big tires for travel tires. Guess what? No travel tires! Now he needs oversize permits for each state, and Marc hates permits. He finally gets most of the permits he needs, except for the state of Mississippi. Only 77 miles to drive in Mississippi, but to take the chance could cost him dearly, so he does not want to break the law. Finally, Marc is on his way and delivers the truck to the happy recipient. Although there are a few scratches on the roof of the truck that Marc admits to the viewers that he did; the buyer plans to scratch it up himself and lets it go.
Jarrett's run was a failure. He received $1,000 for the printing press, $3,250 for the surfboards; less $1,625 discount, $400 axle repair, $3,225 expenses for a total loss of $1,000.
Marc did better with $2,025 for the truck, less the permits $120 and expenses of $1,180, leaving him a profit of $725. Fans got to see another seesaw day in the lives of the regulars on "Shipping Wars."