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In this section I will deal with a ticklish situation. Packing and shipping those old, collectible electronics. The do's and don'ts of correct packaging and shipping for satisfactory results.
Please consult with us or one of the links provided to learn an acceptable way for packaging, packing and shipping.
One of the worst things that can happen in this business is to buy a radio off of a website and have it arrive damaged. The same is true with receiving one for repair / restoration and opening the box to find the rare, vintage or (even worse) irreplaceable piece of family history damaged from poor packing, packaging or shipping.
Some of the things you can do to prevent this from happening is to spend a little extra on quality shipping components. Some of the Do's and Don'ts of shipping are:
Do: plan ahead, do research, ask questions.
Do: use quality boxes for shipping. Heavy wall shipping boxes are somewhat costly when purchased new but recycled boxes can do the job just as well with significantly lower costs.
Do: use bags, tissue or soft sponge to wrap around the radio before boxing.
Do: use a double box system. Double box does not mean bag it and drop it into a box then drop it into another box. That is NOT double boxing. Double boxing means the inner box holds the item with at least 2-3 inches of packing around it on all sides. Then that box is "floated" in another box with 2-3 inches of packing on all sides, then taped up securely.
Do: use packing peanuts, styrofoam pellets or other materials with some good "give" to them. Solid styrofoam is absolutely NOT a good packing material. It transfers the shock of a dropped or mishandled shipping box straight to the item inside. I like styrofoam "peanuts" because they have a "give" to them and will absorb shock and jostling.
Don't: use crumpled up newsprint, egg cartons, wrapping paper or any of that assorted nonsense. It is not desirable nor is it wise to use these items for packing.
Don't: use styrofoam sheets, insulation sheets or any other non porous, solid sheeting without any "give" to it. NOTE: if a lighter weight wall shipping box is used styrofoam sheeting can be used to stiffen the bottom and walls but should, in no way, be used as the only source of packing.
Don't: scrimp on the packing materials. Your item may and probably will be subjected to many drops, kicks and other means of mishandling....its inevitable.
Don't: scrimp on the tape. Secure all seams and reinforce any "factory" tape seams on recycled packing boxes.
Don't: forget to insure your package. I send all of my shipments with tracking and insurance. Its a sound business practice and it would be wise for you to do so as well.
and finally: check and double check the name, address and zip code of the recipient.
if you are still in doubt, please click on the link provided below. It explains the act of shipping in a very concise and reasonable format.
Our shipments almost exclusively are through FedEx. Over the years they have a proven track record and all of our shipments are secure and insured.
We have shipped several hundred vintage and collectable tube radios, amplifiers and phonographs to most of the USA and 10 foreign countries and have never had a damaged set
Please contact us if you have any questions about packing and shipping your valuable vintage device. There are several online resources for correct and safe packaging as well.
some helpful links: How to Ship Antique Radios Safely