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#1 senrew

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:20 PM

Going to be selling my snow imac 500mhz DV SE pretty soon here. The thing is complete in it's original shipping box, all original styrofoam and static bag, etc. 

 

Is it safe to ship it like this with just a shipping label slapped on the box?



#2 EvilCapitalist

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:32 PM

Personally, I'd double box it.  I have to figure anyone interested in getting a machine including the original shipping box probably wants to make sure that both show up in excellent condition. 

 

The other thing is that humidity and cardboard aren't good bedfellows so unless the box has been stored in an air-conditioned environment the whole time it may not be as strong as it originally was.


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#3 senrew

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:09 PM

The box does flex a bit when I pick it up, but I've always attributed that to the uneven weight distribution of the heavy ass CRT in there. I'll try and find a box big enough to slide it into.

 



#4 Innes

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:50 PM

Alternatively (if you can't source a box), wrap the box in a layer of bubble wrap and then again with brown wrapping paper. That's what I usually do :p

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#5 senrew

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:09 PM

The box has the original shipping label and other such things on it from the original owner (who I picked it up from, so only 2nd owner). 






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