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Shipping hard drives and Tv
Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:01 PM
Also, what's the best way to ship a 47" LCD Tv?
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:58 PM
The TV is more problematic. Check with a big box store and see if you could get a comparable box to pack it, again with lots of protection.
Or a mailboxes might package it. Not sure if they will insure it or not.
Edit: Or put it all in the back seat and take a 5 day road trip with some key stops!
Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:10 PM
Hard drives park themselves when power is removed. No need to unhook them.
Best method of packing is to use the original box for the item - you know, the one you threw away the day after you unpacked the equipment. Lacking that, do the best you can to emulate it. Bag each item in a plastic bag. One item per box is best; do not put multiple fragile items in one box together. Each item should be immobilized within its box; do not just dump a loose item into a box of styro peanuts. For best results you can double pack one or more of these individual boxes inside another bigger box with padding/foam in between. To save on overall shipping volume, clothing can work as space-filler and padding here. The heavier the item, the more padding it needs, and again the key word is "immobilize". Nothing in the box should move when you shake the box.
Do not mark the box "Fragile". That just makes it a target.
Oh, and never use duct tape to seal the box. Use only the clear or brown 2 inch plastic shipping tape, the more, the better.
UPS specifies that a properly packed box should be able to withstand a 6 foot drop onto pavement. Think about that and pack accordingly.
Good luck with your move!
Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:46 AM