I need to ship a receiver. should I pay fed ex and cover myself or risk with my own packing?

Discussion in 'Packing & Shipping' started by gentlejax, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume Super Member

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    Another good source of free packing material is to strike up a conversation with some carpet installers. The scrap foam padding that they usually have left over after a job works well for in between the inner and outer boxes.
     
  2. jdcarlson

    jdcarlson Not Good Enough for Jazz Subscriber

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    None of the shipping companies know how to properly ship heavy electronics (such as McIntosh). Spend the $100 for a shipping crate from Audio Classics. Theirs are better than the factory crates. I bought a McIntosh MC22205 that the seller took to a "professional" shipper to crate up and send to me. They tried to ship an 80 pound McIntosh amp INSIDE the walnut case. I refused to accept delivery because of damage in shipping. The case was broken, the glass was shattered, and everything else was a pure mess.
     
  3. simplynuts

    simplynuts Active Member

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    I collect styrofoam that people throw out and use it all around anything I ship. No problems with speakers, turntable covers or receivers. I want to sell a few dual turntables, but nervous on how to pack and ship them.Might decide on pick up only.
     
  4. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    That's the way to do it. Medium density styrofoam from furniture stores is ideal.
     
  5. KevinCorr

    KevinCorr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I doubt if any FedEx employees even know what a receiver is.
     

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