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Old 03-29-2010, 11:19 AM
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Whats the best way to ship bravo drives?

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I made a crate out of plywood with a frame. Put expandable foam around the drive in a plastic bag and made a mold. Strapped the drive to the frame. Shipped them. They were the heavy TRS drives that I had on my last cigarette
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thats how my drive showed up also perfect cond
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I wish I could post pics. My drives were thrown in a box full of peanuts. What a mess!
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Split them in two and pack securely in two boxes.

Or protect them and strap them to a pallet.

Even the Mercury boxes are no guarantee for a safe arrival.
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build 2 seperate boxes like these ,these boxes where made by a guy who shipped me 2 XR's by UPS , after a small repair, and some more packing, they will be ready to ship. these 2 are listed on OSO "OBO".
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Who did you guys use to ship? UPS freight?
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Who did you guys use to ship? UPS freight?
Yes the brown truck brought them!
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For heavy items I have found better results and rates from freight companies.
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I just save the boxes that were shipped to me and reuse them
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