Packing rack gear for shipping (any advice)?
Old 14th December 2004
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Packing rack gear for shipping (any advice)?

So, um, yeah. Any thoughts on how best to pack a piece of rack gear for shipping (ebay type stuff n such)?

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Old 14th December 2004
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Lots of bubble wrap, if you got the right sized box, that should do without any other 'stuffing' material.

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Old 14th December 2004
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Having just experienced my first bad shipment

- millennia eq wrapped in 2 layers of thinnest bubblewrap, loosely packed with insufficient peanuts (which shifted) in a box not much larger than the eq - which cost me $40 on top of the FedEx fee


I can only say that if you are the shipper - do the right thing and pack it yourself, preferably double boxed, with generous layers of the larger bubblewrap around the unit - get stryofoam end pieces to fit on the rack ears, and then put that box inside a larger box, surrounded by peanuts...

this may seem like overkill to some, but trust me - anyone who respects both the expensive, fragile nature of pro equipment, and the person who will ultimately be paying for it all - your buyer - will agree that this is the only way to go.
Old 14th December 2004
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Try to "float" the gear inside the box by using hard foam blocks wedged onto the corners. Then fill in the 6 cavities around the gear with more hard foam. You may be able to purchase original packaging material from the manufacturer.
Old 14th December 2004
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1. wrap the unit in large bubble wrap. use more that you think the item needs.

2. place item in a sturdy box that has a snug fit. fill with popcorn.

3. place that box inside of another box and float the box with peanuts.

4. collect cash and positive feedback.
Old 15th December 2004
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Thanks!

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Old 15th December 2004
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Only use bubble wrap if you tape it down really tightly. A good bubble wrap test is to wrap and tape it up, then drop the "gear bubble ball". If it bounches, you used enough wrap.


I'm being serious.
Old 16th December 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by faeflora
A good bubble wrap test is to wrap and tape it up, then drop the "gear bubble ball". If it bounches, you used enough wrap.

Mental note- dont buy used gear off faeflora......
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