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What is the best way to ship a CPU. I'm currently trying to get a hold of the little plastic containers they come in but no luck so far. Are there any alternatives that are just as reliable?
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Do you have the black plastic piece that protects the pins and circuitry on the bottom the CPU? If so, I think it would be ok to wrap that in an anti-static bag and ship it in a padded envelope.
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post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by dkim1359 View Post
Do you have the black plastic piece that protects the pins and circuitry on the bottom the CPU? If so, I think it would be ok to wrap that in an anti-static bag and ship it in a padded envelope.
No I do not. I have seen those pads before. Are they specially treated or will any soft foam pad work? I do have an anti-static bag that I was thinking of putting the cpu in and then wrapping the whole thing in bubble wrap.
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i have a bunch of these plastic shell casing. It has the special padding to protect the pins. I can give you one if you pay for shipping. I have 4.
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i have a bunch of these plastic shell casing. It has the special padding to protect the pins. I can give you one if you pay for shipping. I have 4.
How much is shipping? to VA (24060) It's for an 1156 socket i5 if that matters. Does the plastic shell fit in an envelope?
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post #6 of 16
it should fit in an envelope. Let me check
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When I don't have the plastic clamshell or even the black tray looking thing, I just put them in an antistatic bag then use some bubble wrap. Thats for intel cpu's. I've never had to sell an AMD chip before.
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Just smother it in bubble rap, then throw it into a box filled with packing beads or whatever.
    
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post #9 of 16
Well, I have recieved a lot of CPUs that were just wrapped in buble wrap. They have all been just fine. I am talking maybe a over hundred CPUs here.
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post #10 of 16
It doesn't fit in the envelope. But if you want to save time and since its a intel cpu put it in a anti static bag and a butch of bubble wrap.
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