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Can i ship it in the regular box the case came in? because that has protective stuff on it, and i just take the old labels off right? should i ship it UPS or usps.. i dont wanna use fedex
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post #2 of 15
If you have the Styrofoam pieces etc., that original box is probably the best bet.

And make sure everything inside is either padded or anchored down (or both). If it has a big heatsink, might want to consider removing it & pkg it separately.
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I would use the box your case came in then pack that in another box with lotsa bubble wrap on all 6 sides
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its a bolt threw cpu heatsink, doubt itll come off and yeah i have the original pc case box with the like 5inch styrofoam lol, i sold it to him 515$ via western union and just picked the money up so i gotta send it. i stuck like 100 fragile stickers on the box. lmao
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Studies have shown that boxes marked with Fragile on them get knocked around more...
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I'm curious about this as well, I have to ship my sig rig across Canada in a month's time
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Spct View Post
I would use the box your case came in then pack that in another box with lotsa bubble wrap on all 6 sides
That is the way to go. I shipped a PC off to a friend of mine in New Jersey and unless the box wasn't wrapped in at least 3 inches of bubble wrap before it was put in the other box UPS would not insure it. Not sure on USPS's policy is with that. I do know that if you are shipping it out of country USPS requires you to file all the customs paper work yourself but UPS will do it for you.
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post #8 of 15
If the heatsink is attached, attach it with foam on the sides, do not ship USPS only Fedex or UPS. I would recommend UPS and insure it will full insurance. Make sure there is padding everywhere, on all sides.

If you are shipping WC, either ship it freight up on a pallet with the WC filled, or drain it and provide instructions on how to ship it.
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post #9 of 15
When I ship computers I put it in the original box with the styrofoam pieces and add a bunch of packaging peanuts in with it. Every computer ive built for someone ive shipped it this way through UPS. Always got their safely and in working condition.
     
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post #10 of 15
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its a bolt threw cpu heatsink, doubt itll come off and yeah i have the original pc case box with the like 5inch styrofoam lol, i sold it to him 515$ via western union and just picked the money up so i gotta send it. i stuck like 100 fragile stickers on the box. lmao
Not necessarily worried about it coming off. Worried about it bouncing around and pulling on and damaging the motherboard.
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