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Old September 21st, 2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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How do I ship an HDTV??

I have a 23 inch monitor and a 32 inch HDTV. What type of box/packing material can I get to pack them? Also is it possible to get some of that non-scratch plastic to cover the screen? Not quite sure what I'm looking for or where to find it...
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Old September 21st, 2010, 06:24 PM   #2
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Since you don't have the original boxes then get some bubble wrap and packing peanuts. Wrap the monitor is the bubble wrap tape it then get a box that fits it as close as possible fill it with packing peanuts. Bottom layer of peanuts the the monitor fill in all the space you can on the sides and top with the peanuts close it up and you should be good to go.
Of course you want to mark the box FRAGILE, in many places, and ship it off either UPS, DHL or FEDX.
I tend to stay away from USPS but have had very good luck with the others shipping fragile electronics.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 06:29 PM   #3
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 07:08 AM   #4
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If it is to be regularly shipped, I would be inclined to crate it with a full 15mm panel in front of the screen. Padded box inside crate even better. If it is heavy enough that somebody will fork it, chances are they put the forks through a cardboard container. Jigsaw and sand smooth some grips into the crate in the places that will make the handlers take the easy way and move it the right way up.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #5
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I don't think anyone mentioned how to protect the screen from light scratches? I'm wondering about covering the screen with the plastic that comes in the original packing. I don't have any and I'm not sure what it's called. Or is it fine just to wrap it with bubble tape? Thanks
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