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Just sold my Q6600, did a quick search and saw mixed results. Some posts say it's perfectly acceptable to ship it in a bubble envelope, since there are no pins I'd figure this would be adequate. It's not easy to break a 775 CPU.

What do you guys think?
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Just sold my Q6600, did a quick search and saw mixed results. Some posts say it's perfectly acceptable to ship it in a bubble envelope, since there are no pins I'd figure this would be adequate. It's not easy to break a 775 CPU.

What do you guys think?


My opinion would be to use more than just a bubble mailer. Its not really that much to use a small box with the bubble mailer inside.. more is better when it comes to packaging to protect an item.

Ultimately, ask yourself how you would want it shipped to you if you were the buyer. Is it worth saving a couple bucks vs possible damage by careless package handlers?
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Just the CPU.


Bubble mailer ftw. I've shipped everything from Pentium III's to X6 phenoms in one. Always with a happy buyer on the opposite end.
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My opinion would be to use more than just a bubble mailer. Its not really that much to use a small box with the bubble mailer inside.. more is better when it comes to packaging to protect an item.

Ultimately, ask yourself how you would want it shipped to you if you were the buyer. Is it worth saving a couple bucks vs possible damage by careless package handlers?
Yeah, I could go overkill I suppose, but there are no pins to break and these things are pretty indestructible. I plan on putting the plastic protector on the back of the CPU.
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My opinion would be to use more than just a bubble mailer. Its not really that much to use a small box with the bubble mailer inside.. more is better when it comes to packaging to protect an item.

Ultimately, ask yourself how you would want it shipped to you if you were the buyer. Is it worth saving a couple bucks vs possible damage by careless package handlers?
^^ This.

I ship a lot of stuff on Ebay...And have received a lot of stuff on Ebay. It really irritates me when people don't take the time to package something properly. I would put it in a static bag...Wrapped in something like cotton balls inside a bubble mailed and a small box...And put packing peanuts or more cotton balls inside the box around the mailer...
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Yeah, I could go overkill I suppose, but there are no pins to break and these things are pretty indestructible. I plan on putting the plastic protector on the back of the CPU.
I use the little plastic covers from the bottom of heatsinks and such then stick them together, wraped up with some BW... :
 
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Protect the cpu,even if it seems excessive. One way I do not like things shipped (and Master Chief does do a very good job at shipping) is with packing peanuts. Besides being a pain to clean up, my waste disposal company does not consider them recyclable (along with any styrafoam for that matter) and I have a limited amount of "standard" trash I can put out before I am driving to the dump myself.
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I've shipped pinned PGA mobile Txxxx processors to LGA 775 P4s and P3s. I really only use a static foam block for the pinned processors with a cutout, and then wrap it in bubble wrap and ship in a priority mail small box. It works out to be the cheapest and most effective, and I have yet to have a problem with them. LGA processors can use the same thing, but it's somewhat overkill. A good amount of bubble wrap so it's not shaking around in the box should suffice.
 
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post #9 of 20
Anndd this is why I keep the little protectors my cpus come in..

Seriously when I dont have one. I use a little jewelry box with cotton, or an Altoids box with cotton.. That taped up, in a nice padded mailer.
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Anndd this is why I keep the little protectors my cpus come in..
What makes you think I don't have those? I have a plastic protector that encases the CPU and the plastic protector that goes on the back.

My question is an envelope or a box.
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