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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Thanks!

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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.


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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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