WTB: Packing materials (styrofoam) for g4 IMAC 15"

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 1 (Posts count)' started by russianguns, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Sep 1, 2004
  2. thread starter Guest

    Sep 1, 2004
    Looking for a way to ship my g4 iMac 15". Any advice?

  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2004
    Hudson Valley NY
    If you get a roll of bubble wrap you could wrap that around the neck, a lot of it, turn it into a big bubble-wrap ball. That should protect it. And use newspaper or something once it's in the box to keep it from tipping around.
  4. macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Let me try and say it nicely before some others jump all over you, double posting is not allowed or encouraged.

    Good luck on the search though.
  5. thread starter Guest

    Sep 1, 2004
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2005
    you can line it with newspaper too. That stuff is amazing and can take up alot of area.

    Also, they make thick bubble wrap, sometimes with bubbles the sizes of 3 quarters or so
  7. macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2004
    Gainesville, FL
    Respectfully, bubble wrap and newspaper Do NOT offer adequate protection for a computer during shipment. They are not substantial enough to secure the computer during an impact or absorb the force. You need styrofoam, and lots of it. For about $15-$30 you can pick up a block of styrofoam peanuts from an office strore that should secure your iMac. It's WELL worth the expense. You also really want to limit mobility of the screen during shipment, possibility with some strong tape between the body in the screen that will keep it in its lowest position.

    From what I understand, neither FedEx nor UPS will honor an insurance claim if your packing material is primarily newspaper and bubble wrap.

    Good luck!
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    Newspaper works, but it's heavy, and will add to your final weight more than packing popcorn.

    You might wanna consider going to Pro-Packer and ask their advise.

    That would suck big time if the iMac was damaged whilst in transit.

    And not to mention, a NEG eBay feedback rating... and the horror of a damage claim with the shipping company.

    I had an issue with UPS, and had to wait 30 days to get my money back. Not fun! :mad:

    FYI... Your main concern is making sure the iMac DOES NOT move in the box.

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