On last night's episode of "Shipping Wars" titled, "Tyrannosaurus Hex," the first shipment up for bid on Uship.com was a model ship that took the maker ten years to build. It is six feet long and three feet wide, with a height of four feet and weighs fifty pounds. It must be handled with the utmost of care and going from Weatherby, Mo. to Beaufort, S.C. Jennifer matched Roy's bid and won the item for $1600. Now all she has to do is build a crate; good luck. Roy said; a train wreck is delivering a shipwreck. Luckily, the man does not want Jennifer to touch the boat or the crate. As he loads the boat into the crate, fans wonder if his ten years of work was not in vain.
Next item is a plaster casing of Dinosaur Fossils that are 75 million years old. They are traveling a distance of 2,250 miles. They believe it is an undiscovered species of dinosaur and must receive them quickly. They must be delivered without too much bumping or the fossils will turn to powder, rendering them useless. They are going from Liberty, N.C. to a research facility in Bynum, Mont. Jarrett won the bid for $4,500. Right off the bat, his van does not start, and he has to rent a truck to make the delivery. Jarrett never measured the dimensions of the load versus his truck. The seller managed to shave off a part of the plaster so it fit.
Jarrett got another load to make the long trip more profitable. They are life-size foam animals to be used as target practice for a birthday gift. When he reaches his destination in Thompson Falls, Mont., and they arrive safely with payment of $600 and five stars.
Jennifer's shipment arrived safely too; she got $1,600 and four stars after helping the man into the house and setting it down in his place of honor.
At the dinosaur drop off, Jarrett jacks up the crate and as the man tells him that he does not think much of his jack, the thing drops, jarring the fossil even more than the trip itself. They finally get it off the truck and although the paleontologists were disappointed, it was at whoever prepared it for shipping, and surprisingly; not Jarrett.
Jarrett's run brought him $4,500 for the fossils, $600 for the archery targets, but a truck rental of $400, a new tire for $75 and expenses of $1,225. he was left with a profit of $3,400.
Jennifer's shipment was only the model ship for $1,600 less expenses of $600 leaving her with $1,000 and lots of snide remarks from the regulars on "Shipping Wars."