Randy G. wrote:Double boxed and strapped onto a mini pallet and use a trucking company. Other than driving it there yourself, that is the most secure way.
What's "mini pallet"? I haven't got any quotes from trucking companies, but I'd imagine shipping Seattle-NY would cost me more than the machine itself.
Nunas wrote:Don't forget to take the feet off
Huh, that's great idea, thanks!
Chrikelnel wrote:One thing to consider is that if you let UPS pack it, they'll take responsibility if it gets damaged during shipment. Otherwise they'll say it wasn't packed to their standards and deny a claim.
Yep, that's exactly why I like the idea of them packing it (that and also laziness of course)
ira wrote:Be careful, the odds they know how to pack it are slim, it's possible they think a big box with bubble wrap and foamies is adequate. The basic insurance is only $100, make sure you're covered for the sale price if it's damaged. Also, try calling a dealer and see if they have an original box they can sell you.
walr00s wrote:Worked for FedEx as a package sorter for a few months many years ago...most of my coworkers got the job through their PO. You don't want anything that has the potential to break going through those facilities.
Hmm I guess FedEx is out of the picture. Thanks!
apoopoo999 wrote:Taking the feet off or using thick thick foam under the machine is the best advice here. I shipped many machines and I use 2" high density foam on all sides and one super thick one for the bottom (with cut outs for the feet to rest in or take the feet off) secure everything with blue tape to the machine (lids, drip tray, wand, electrical cord) and definitely double box it. Double boxing doesn't mean just putting it in 2 boxes. The first box is packed as described above and the second box is 5-8" larger than the first box in all directions. Line the bottom with some packing peanuts. Place the first box inside then fill the voids with more packing peanuts.
Thanks for the details. Where do you foam sheets/peanuts - Uhaul or some specialized places?