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

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    This really should be a "sticky" on every forum like this but here goes ...

    THE FOLLOWING IS A MUST READ:

    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/packandship/

    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21161

    This is the way I'd like people selling on eBay to pack, to follow the above guidelines. You'd then have a much higher chance of everything arriving intact at your doorstep. THUMBS UP!

    In fact, DO send the links to whomever you're dealing with, having stuff shipped by.

    EDIT: While certain oversized and really heavy items indeed must be crated and / or shipped on a pallet via truck, freight etc, for best protection, it's good to know much info exists on typical shipping as well.

    (Do read many of the EXCELLENT discussion posts in that second link as well).

    ***I reserve the right to BUMP this thread, once in a while.. ***
    Last edited by cjacek; 02-19-2007 at 16:50.

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    The number one complaint in buying gear online is packing. It has reach epidemic proportions, as more "newbies" try to cash in on internet sales.
    source: http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21161

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    Hehe There's even a Packing & Shipping forum on the audio karma board!

    http://audiokarma.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=87

    Definitely a must see place!

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    Here's an update of the Packing / Shipping 101 page:

    http://wardsweb.org/packandship/

    ***ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS INFORMATION!!***

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    Excellent info!

    Now if we can get machines to people in one piece and help them avoid bad tape, we'll be most of the way there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck
    Now if we can get machines to people in one piece and help them avoid bad tape, we'll be most of the way there.
    My thoughts exactly! We're on a mission!

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    ***MUST READ***MUST READ***MUST READ***MUST READ***

    ....and yet another SUPERB link!!

    http://www.reelprosoundguys.com/packing.html


    If you insist on having a deck shipped, have the seller promise, in writing, that he will follow this packing method and if the deck is not packed, as per the instructions, he will further promise to refund your entire purchase amount if the deck should get damaged. If he won't agree, move on.

    NOTE the THICK STYROFOAM blocks between the original and outer boxes, on the sides, bottom and I would venture on the top as well. This is a CRITICAL final step. It won't be protected as good without it. Don't miss it.

    ***MUST READ***MUST READ***MUST READ***MUST READ***
    Last edited by cjacek; 02-21-2007 at 18:55.

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    Take a look at this:

    http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthr...highlight=reel

    All too common.

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    Obviously the above only applies to reasonable weight and size decks / mixers. There are those which require outright crating. Many TASCAM / TEAC decks / mixers are just too heavy and large and would require crating with sufficient padding inside the crate.

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    It would be to your advantage, prior to even considering shipping, to thoroughly study the above links and information. Getting the seller / shipper to actually follow the above, however, is a much more difficult task.

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