Re: Best way to ship large, heavy items?
You might check in the newsgroup rec.games.video.arcade.collecting. I haven't been in there in a while, but that is a common topic, and one that comes up often, as fullsize arcade games are large, heavy, and not easily boxed. That being said, I would think that strapping it to a pallet and letting a freight company haul it would be your best or only solution. The recipient will most likely have to pick it up at the freight terminal, it just depends on the freight company and how much the person wants to spend.
Forward Air was used quite a bit when I was more active in the rgvac group.