I would still take my chances shipping then a local tech. The secret is to use foam and not bubble wrap. People use 1" of wrap thinking that's enough - wrong. You need about 3" of foam OVER the bubble wrap. It's a big box and people start getting cheap packing and the cost of a bigger box to ship. But it your Scott that easily replaceable? Pack the crap out of it and double box. Use a wooden platform and bolt it to it if necessary like Audio classics does with it's McIntosh amps. Those things weight 100lbs and they make it.