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Old April 10th, 2009, 12:36 AM   #1
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Shipping a Pelican case with USPS..?

Is it possible to ship a large Pelican case (1620) by USPS without boxing it?
(Yes, I'll call them tomorrow morning, but I kind of need to know already now.)

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Old April 10th, 2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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Is it possible to ship a large Pelican case (1620) by USPS without boxing it?
(Yes, I'll call them tomorrow morning, but I kind of need to know already now.)

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I'd assume so, but your better bet is with UPS, with whom I've shipped pelican cases before. I trust them a lot more (as far as it not getting lost) than I trust USPS. Just my $0.02
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Old April 10th, 2009, 02:20 AM   #3
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I'd assume so, but your better bet is with UPS, with whom I've shipped pelican cases before. I trust them a lot more (as far as it not getting lost) than I trust USPS.
Thank you Trevor for that quick response. The reason why I have to ship my stuff with USPS is because I've been explicitly told to do so. What can you do...?!

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Old April 10th, 2009, 03:15 AM   #4
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Old April 10th, 2009, 06:32 AM   #5
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If it must go USPS I would definitely box it. Of course you should also pay for Delivery Confirmation.

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Old April 16th, 2009, 08:31 AM   #6
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I've shipped lots of gear in Pelican boxes, all over the US and some outside the US. I've never boxed it. The Pelicans stand up to almost anything. (once had a forklift driven through one...you can guess the results)

Conclusion...I wouldn't bother with a box!

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Old April 17th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #7
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I'd get some heavy duty zipties to secure the lock holes with. I imagine sometimes there are sticky fingers around...
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Old April 19th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #8
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I'd get some heavy duty zipties to secure the lock holes with. I imagine sometimes there are sticky fingers around...
Yep. I straight up lock mine with padlocks or heavy-duty luggage locks when I ship stuff.
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