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I've shipped motherboards just in their retail box before and they've always made it perfectly fine... i was wondering if it would be safe to ship a processor in just it's retail box... i might put in an extra piece of padding though
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Put some crumpled up paper in there if it has nothing else, then just wrap the box to cover its contents inside. When I ship out processors I tend to put it in a folded up envelope as well.
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It's fine. Just make the sure box doesn't bounce about.
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Put some crumpled up paper in there if it has nothing else, then just wrap the box to cover its contents inside. When I ship out processors I tend to put it in a folded up envelope as well.
sounds good... what should i wrap it with?

i was thinking of wrapping the box inside... the one that houses the stock heatsink and processor in some cushiony plastic and ducktape... put it in the box and ship it?

will that be ok? man i need to go and buy some boxes

EDIT: thanks! will do
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sounds good... what should i wrap it with?

i was thinking of wrapping the box inside... the one that houses the stock heatsink and processor in some cushiony plastic and ducktape... put it in the box and ship it?

will that be ok? man i need to go and buy some boxes

EDIT: thanks! will do
I would just wrap the outside box, but wrap it with anything and put the shipping address on the outside(I generally put clear shipping tape over the label), just make sure it doesn't tear off(The wrap and label). The main purpose of wrapping it is to keep its contents unknown and greedy fingers out of it while its in the shipping process. Then make sure there isn't a lot of movable space and ship it off.
post #6 of 10
Processors can take one hell of a beating.

One time I bought one and I recieved it in a soaked letter all wet.

I thought it was DOA for sure but oddly enough it booted

I don't recommend that though, get some bubble-wrap or something to make sure it doesn't move while traveling.
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I would just wrap the outside box, but wrap it with anything and put the shipping address on the outside(I generally put clear shipping tape over the label), just make sure it doesn't tear off(The wrap and label). The main purpose of wrapping it is to keep its contents unknown and greedy fingers out of it while its in the shipping process. Then make sure there isn't a lot of movable space and ship it off.
wrap it with what? i only have plastic bags and duck tape

EDIT: in the retail box... the processor doesn't move at all as it is a tight fit with the heatsink
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If it is an intel chip, you can just ship it in a baggy (antistatic) in a padded envelope. AMD you want to protect teh pins.

Personally when I ship processors, I make custom made blocks of foam to stick them in and then seal it shut with hot glue (around the chip on the hard foam, not the chip itself). After that it is into a box with enough padding to keep it from moving, thats it.

I can usually ship them in a small flat rate box.
 
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post #9 of 10
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it's a 2600k... the guy wants the retail box and heatsink just in case he need to rma

EDIT: thanks... i'll just run over to a store tomorrow and ask for a small box.. i hope they don't make me pay for it :\\ i am broke
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/9/11 at 12:43am
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post #10 of 10
Put it in retail box. Put in other box. Pad. Mail.

I didn't realize you meant just mail the retail box. Not a good idea. On top of people being able to see it (and so much easier to steal), the retail box alone probably isn't a good enough protection.
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