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Thread: Packing 101 (read this if you want your recorder / mixer to arrive in one piece)

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    Dose of reality from a UPS employee

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    ...and the winner is ............

    Who do you find to be the best shipper of audio gear?

    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=87448

    Which shipper/shippers do you avoid for shipping audio gear?

    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=87450

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    this kind of confirms my experience with 100+some purchases of various pieces of gear from eBay. I would say USPS overall is least damaging and UPS is most dangerous. I also personally have noticed that UPS delivery guys are pretty nice, while USPS are sort of dry and less smily if any at all. The only problem is that being a nice guy does not help in terms of what is being delivered

    Also, that's just me, but I personally never really count of getting a piece of gear as I see it on the photo when buying something from eBay. I put expectations to the lowest imaginable level and bid accordingly. It works out well at the end, and from time to time when I open the box I say: "WOW! Way much better than I expected! Cooool "
    Well, and sometimes I'd just say: "Ehhhh, just what I thought it would be like. Let's pick up the pieces and clean up the mess."
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    That's exactly my experience and thoughts too, Doc. That is why I never purchase anything on ebay anymore, stuff which has to be shipped and resembles heavier electronic equipment. Heck, even if it's "as advertised", a long shot really, it'll most likely arrive smashed.

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    bumpity bump

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    This getting scary, Daniel... I was planning on bumping this tonight after seeing a couple damaged items being resold for parts over the last couple days.

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    Yes, since becoming aware of the shipping / packing issue many moons ago, I too am seeing the signs of damaged gear, all over the net. This is indeed increasing due to the surge in popularity of such equipment and, of course, people who have absolutely no experience in this field, put these up on offer only to royally screw up on packing, which results it damage.

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