Next Round of Share Sales in April Will be Online Only
On-line sales of container shares will start on April 8 at 12:05 pm EST (5 minutes past noon).
The container load in and load out will take place in or near Boston. The load date will be Sunday, August 10th. The unload date will be Saturday September 13th. The containers will arrive on playa around August 20th, and need to re-packed for pickup by September 2nd. You will be able to remove or repack your goods anytime during that period. The containers are usually not far from the Esplanade so they will be easy to find. More details such as the load in and load location and times, location on the playa etc. will be announced by early June.
To simplify share allotment, the 'Bike' share has been eliminated and the 'Individual' size share is the substitute. If you are shipping just a bike, then just and Individual' size share is needed. If you are shipping a bike and some totes then two or more Individual size shares are needed. Scroll further down for share size and cost information as well as examples of tote sizes.
The purchase of shares will require a credit card.
Ignore the event date, it is the date ticket sales end, not the date of the container load.
In the event that the share size you wanted sells out we are collecting information that can be used to understand the demand. That poll can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e_Ly28dHHnfwXyaS5ho71f2rszW7PCvWb6EuGbLZmok/viewform Responding to the poll does not mean you have a share on the container nor does it represent an agreement that there will be an attempt to add an additional container to meet any demand nor is it a reservation in the event a container is added. Once any additional demand is known, we can share this with the community and review options.
Information on Share Sizes and More:
Full, 100 cubic feet =$450
Half, 50 cubic feet =$230
Individual/Bike, 10 cubic feet =$55
The cubic feet measurement is the space your load takes up, not the amount that can be stored inside your containers. The means for each container/package you take the longest length (L), width (W) and height (H) measurement (each rounded up to the nearest inch) to use in the cubic foot calculation. Having all your measurements in inches it’s then L x W x H / 1728 (cubic foot in inches).
Some examples for common containers used for shipping are shown below along with their measurements. You aren’t limited to these containers but the examples should help with your shopping for others as well as understanding how to measure your load.
This is the announcement for the first round of the Boston to Black Rock City and back, container share sales. There will be another round of sales occurring around the second week of April.
This round of sales is mail-in with payment type being a check (personal, cashiers, bank) or money order. The second round will be on-line sales. This round (the mail-in) will continue until February 22 or until shares allocated for this round are gone. The processing of orders for this round of sales will be done by postmark date. Envelopes postmarked after February 22 will be returned.
There are no cancellations or refunds on any shares purchased. However, you can transfer any share size to another person. For example, if you purchase two Individual sized shares, you can later ask to have one or both of the shares transferred (listed) under another person's name.
There will be more details about the container logistics (dates, location of loads in Boston and location of the containers on the playa, container use guidelines, etc.) posted in the coming months.
Share prices for this year are:
Full, 100 cubic feet = SOLD OUT!
Half, 50 cubic feet =$230
Individual, 10 cubic feet =$55
You can purchase any mix and quantity of shares. For example, one Half and two Bike shares.
The cubic feet measurement is the space your load takes up, not the amount that can be stored inside your containers. The means for each container/package you take the longest length (L), width (W) and height (H) measurement (each rounded up to the nearest inch) to use in the cubic foot calculation. Having all your measurements in inches it’s then L x W x H / 1728 to arrive at the cubic feet.
Some examples for common containers used for shipping are shown below along with their measurements. You aren’t limited to these containers but the examples should help with your shopping for containers as well as understanding how to measure your load.
To purchase shares
Record the purchase information; your full name (not your ‘playa’ name) or the name that the shares are to be assigned to, the email address of the person who the shares are to be assigned to, and the type and quantity of shares being purchase. You can hand print this on a piece of paper if it’s legible.
Calculate the total owed for the shares and make a check out to Black Rock East LLC for that amount.
Place the check and purchase information in an envelope with the return address on it, and mail to: