Re: {Collins} Packaging/crating of radios

The BEST way to do this is by Greyhound.  It's cheaper and safer.

On 27 Oct 2017 at 10:10, Ted Hartson via Collins wrote:

> I just did that! There are big boxes 24X24X36 unfortunately this
> will
> probably result in a dimension surcharge from the shipper I use
> sheet
> Styrofoam and bubbles to build up all but the front, Make a bed to
> support the radio mid way up the box I the use a plastic bag  full
> of
> bubbles to cover the face and put  Styrofoam spacers on the side of
> the
> face arranged so they don't touch knob, this prevents knobs from
> take a
> hit on shock, the radio shucks around in a safe space.This results
> in a
> premium for shipping, but will give the old fellows a good chance of
> survival. Without a regular account from FedEx, as an example, this
> might be a $125 shipping charge but that's life and also life for
> the
> subject radio. Seems like a lot, consider the consequences. Ted
> On 10/27/2017 9:44 AM, John Kenney via Collins wrote:
> > I am considering selling three large radios (R391, R388, and
> SP-600).
> > I am sure I will have little trouble selling them, but my
> immediate
> > concern is how to pack and ship.  The R388 is in a sturdy cabinet
> (not
> > original), and the other two are rack-mounted.  Any suggestions
> or
> > advice?  John
> >
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