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Safe to Ship a video card in aluminum foil?

post #1 of 17
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Is it true I can use aluminum foil and if so , do I just wrap the card in it?
Edited by Johnny Guitar - 5/19/11 at 2:55pm
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Also is it safe to ship a CPU like this?
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post #3 of 17
I used to wrap my ram in aluminum foil instead of that anti-conductive baggies and it worked fine...shipping wise I assume you should just pack it well and I would have to say no to the cpu because you risk bending pins. I would get a second opinion though just in case.
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I have never heard about this.

If I received a videocard wrapped in foil I would be pissed.
    
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post #5 of 17
Yeah it is a bit tacky but it wont conduct a static charge so you're safe there.
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post #6 of 17
Lol. i've never thought about that and i wouldn't risk doing that because my buyers might be pissed . People are hard to please sometime!
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
I have never heard about this.

If I received a videocard wrapped in foil I would be pissed.
Lol This, could you imagine...
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post #8 of 17
Maybe it would be safe from ESD but it sure wouldn't please the buyer.
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post #9 of 17
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I'll ask in advance then and they can research it and make a decision based on it since I have a few but not many anti static bage
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post #10 of 17
Why not stick a dryer sheet in there instead? Bounce works well, but Snuggle is the best.
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