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Packaging??

Discussion in 'Market Place' started by JChen99, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. JChen99

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    What kind of packaging do u guys use when shipping/sending rackets off to a buyer?
    And uh... do u jus goto the post office? or do u use UPS/Purolator etc etc?
     
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    i have seen two different types of packaging.

    most i have seen are pretty good quality cardboard boxes that is a bit larger than the racket. those looks pretty safe.

    the least packing i have seen are just wrapping paper over the racket. that came from HK and the racket arrived flawless. i am not sure if i was lucky.

    i think it is better to do it the safe side and use good packaging, and use insurance as well. and supposedly Fedex ground is a horrible carrier.
     
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    :eek: realli? @@
     
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    Kwun... and when u mean wrapping paper over the racket... that's within the cover?
     
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    no cover. wrapping paper, some padding, and then racket. and then that thing flew across the pacific. i guess being a CN helps but probably not that much. :)
     
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    so u didn't even get a cover with that racket?
    Well i guess u dont need one anyways ;)

    wow... hard to imagine that thing survive the long ride...
     
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    Thought I'd just add onto this thread, I was wondering what's a cheap and good courier for shipping from Canada to US?? for post canada there's:
    Xpresspost - USA
    Purolator International
    Expedited Parcel
    Small Packets

    Has anyone used these? or any other courier that's cheap and acceptable service? (like they dont break or lose anything)
     
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    Note... UPS will sometimes charge the reciever a 20% duty fee on delivery... so i hear
     
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    Purolator blows too...I shipped a stereo...got crushed...had it insured...but they refused to pay me since it wasn't in original packaging...even though the lady said just pack it adequately ( no mention of original box)....But I think this rule only applies to electronics

    A stereo is probably sturdier than a racquet and look what they did to it...

    But that's my experience
     

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