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No you don't, I package and insure all the time. They will insure any package (priority)
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post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by UberN00B View Post
DONT SHIP UPS, UPS = THE DEVIL.

ship usps. =)
You name fits you.

USPS isn't going to care if it breaks or get lost, it costs more to get it insurance... UPS is far better..

A box + packaging for that will be around 5-7$ + shipping. I would take it in a anti-static bag. Most UPS stores employees do not understand electronics with anti-static bags, so they are going to put a normal plastic bag around it and some peanuts (WHICH IS VERY BAD!!)

If you don't have a anti-static bag, when you take it to the store make sure they show the card in a anti-static bag..

I worked at the UPS store for a year and every single electronic part we got was thrown into a normal plastic sack. I doubt they worked after that...
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No you don't, I package and insure all the time. They will insure any package (priority)
They wouldn't insure my motherboard because they said it was too fragile and would need to be packed professionally.
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You name fits you.

USPS isn't going to care if it breaks or get lost, it costs more to get it insurance... UPS is far better..

A box + packaging for that will be around 5-7$ + shipping. I would take it in a anti-static bag. Most UPS stores employees do not understand electronics with anti-static bags, so they are going to put a normal plastic bag around it and some peanuts (WHICH IS VERY BAD!!)

If you don't have a anti-static bag, when you take it to the store make sure they show the card in a anti-static bag..

I worked at the UPS store for a year and every single electronic part we got was thrown into a normal plastic sack. I doubt they worked after that...

I don't understand...? Can't I just put peanuts in the carton, then the 7900gs box in the carton, and peanuts over that and seal it? Do I need this bag you're talking about? Sorry I'm a newb when it comes to packaging.
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If you are going to insure it, (highly recommended) you get a tracking # with that from USPS.
How much does that cost to insure it? Also should I bring my own bot to usps or are they going to provide a box and peanuts for free?
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USPS offers free boxes for priority mail (starts at $4.60) which is 2-3 days for any zip to any zip in the US. You will need your own packing peanuts and such.

For the step-up program with Evga, I thought you had to keep the orginal box?
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USPS offers free boxes for priority mail (starts at $4.60) which is 2-3 days for any zip to any zip in the US. You will need your own packing peanuts and such.

For the step-up program with Evga, I thought you had to keep the orginal box?
I have the orig box but you have to put that in another box so it doesn't get damaged. Should I just put peanuts in the box they provide, put the 7900gs box in that box and tape it? Or am I missing something here? Also can I use my own box instead or no?
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Stick the 7900GS in the box it came in. Go to the post office and find the smallest box that they have for priority mail that your box will fit inside of. Then take it home and fill it with peanuts and the 7900GS in it's box. Take it back to the post office and get it insured. Mail (around $8-10 probably).
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Stick the 7900GS in the box it came in. Go to the post office and find the smallest box that they have for priority mail that your box will fit inside of. Then take it home and fill it with peanuts and the 7900GS in it's box. Take it back to the post office and get it insured. Mail (around $8-10 probably).
Ok thanks for the help. Do I box when I get it from them or do I pay after I give them the complete package? And also insurance is 10$ on top or is that the total?
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Put the card in the original box, with no assories, then put another box around that, with atleast 3 inches of peanuts on each side, if you want to be safe.

With UPS 100$ insurance is free, and its $1.50 per 100$ after that. USPS you have to pay for even the $100.

And I would highly recommend UPS... not USPS.. It cost abit more but it is safer.. and your card will be there when they say, or your money back. With USPS they tell you a time that it "should" be there, but if its 2+ weeks late, they don't care.

I would never ship anything worth over $50 through USPS, seriously.
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