Thanks ups for destroying what I thought were unbreakable speakers

Discussion in 'Packing & Shipping' started by gentlejax, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. roadrunnerx

    roadrunnerx AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Nations oldest city, EST. 1565.
    Luckily my area's manager kept his word. Sorry yours did not.
    I went to selling large items local only, saw enough fraud while I helped a local audio shop.
    (Not receiving, swapping equipment and returning, etc) Paypal does refund to easily before things are returned.
    They marked their items inside and could tell when swapped. Still lost out.


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  2. vonclod

    vonclod Super Member

    My bud just got word an SET amp he sent to the states arrived with one of the chokes ripped free from the case..maybe they delivered it via catapult..or airdrop sans parachute.
    I will never ship anything.
  3. KLH9

    KLH9 A Double Pair Sounds OK Subscriber

    Lost in the music
    The only place peanuts should go is the space between the inner and outer shipping boxes.
  4. slimecity

    slimecity Super Member

    New Zealand
    That sounds dodgy.....

    But seriously - are peanuts not the done thing for packing - in general - or just for large heavy items?
  5. Oerets

    Oerets AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Derby City U.S.A.
    Buyer pays for the shipping and materials so I always go with the best. Speakers inside a box that fits the driver. Frame zip tied to box. Then foam or Styrofoam sheet cut to fit and bubble wrap. Try to keep the weight down. So placing multiple drivers into the same box is to be determined at boxing. Pictures and pictures of the packing.

  6. ETLS

    ETLS metacarpophalangealcranium Subscriber


    If you're shipping shipping peanuts, you'll most likely be fine. They seem to get along fine when alone with their own kind. Trouble arises when something else rides inside that box. That's when the gang mentality rears its ugly head and those peanuts go back alley on the intruder. Naturally the drivers don't want to be victimized by the gang of peanuts, so they hurriedly get out of harm's way by throwing that box quickly, and far.
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  7. rxonmymind

    rxonmymind AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Once I bought something and left to go take a shower. Came back down and my daughter was having SO much fun with all the packing peanuts all over the living room. Rolling in it, stomping on it crunching them up into tiny tiny pieces.
    It took FOREVER to clean up. :whip:It was a good learning experience as she helped clean it up. Then it was MY turn to laugh as static electricity stuck to her when trying to clean it all up. :D
    She never touched that stuff again. Lol.
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  8. Tiecode

    Tiecode AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Hanover, MD
    We have a small eBay business that sells hifi and china. Have found that a combination of heavy box, Styrofoam sheets and peanuts works very well. Have had only one or two items damaged in the last year and a half.
  9. aldread

    aldread Well-Known Member

    I make my annual recommendation, Pool Noodles! Easy to find (in the summer) and inexpensive. They absorb shock, and return to their original shape. Easy to cut and affix to edges and corners of objects. Lengths attached to objects edges can be made longer to fix the position of the object within the box, When double boxing they can be used to maintain the space between the boxes. Styrofoam and other foams either disintegrate on impacts or are too hard to absorb shocks and transmit them to the object you are trying to protect. Try them you'll love then!
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